Introducing, QWICKLY !

What is Qwickly? Qwickly is a user-centric productivity platform for Blackboard.  Qwickly allows faculty to make courses available, send emails, post announcements, and post content to multiple courses at once. We are confident that this will be a huge time saver for those teaching many courses or multiple sections of the same course. Qwickly was designed to dramatically simplify the workflow […]

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Blackboard Avatar Workaround

The avatar feature in Bb has been turned off since the May upgrade because the latest version of the tool could potentially share ECU user IDs/email addresses to Bb 3rd party vendors. We don’t want that sharing feature, so we turned it off.  The workaround below allows faculty and students to add avatars BUT does have some limitations. First off, […]

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New Yammer Login Process Faculty and Students

Yammer Login Information Starting on 7/5/2016 faculty, staff and students will be required to use the following URL’s to login to Yammer. Faculty –  pirates365.ecu.edu to login to Yammer.  The old login URL will auto redirect to this new login URL. Once you login you will notice a Yammer pane. Click this pane to move inside the Yammer environment. Students – […]

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Notifications

6/10/16 The Notifications feature in the Global Navigation area of the Blackboard landing page is currently not working for students in Blackboard. Until the issue is resolved, students will need to go directly to their Blackboard courses to check for new announcements, gradebook updates, and new assignments. If you have questions or need assistance, please submit a Blackboard Service Request.

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5/9/16 – 5/11/16 Blackboard Planned Maintenance

You have been redirected to this page because Blackboard is in the middle of a planned downtime.     New Features: Announcement Date Restriction Default – When creating an announcement, “Not Date Restricted” is now selected by default. Escaping Special Characters – When a user uploads a file to Learn and the filename contains special characters (such as / \ : ? […]

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Course Structure Tool in Blackboard

See our blog post for the upcoming Blackboard updates (May 9-11). Course Structure Tool in Blackboard We’ve created some sample courses using the Course Structure tool in Blackboard. If you’re new to Blackboard or open to changing your course structure to give your course a facelift or new design, give this tool some consideration. You can access the sample courses […]

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4/17 8am Blackboard Planned Downtime

System/Service: Blackboard When: Sunday, April 17th, 8:00am – 10:00am Description: Blackboard will be unavailable on Sunday, April 17th from 8:00am to 10:00am while our technicians perform maintenance on the site. To check the authenticity of this e-mail: Visit www.ecu.edu, and click on the “Help Desk” link under the “Quick Links” section on the right-hand side. This will take you to […]

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Notifications Issue

STUDENTS: There is an issue with the Notifications feature in the Global Navigation area of the Blackboard landing page (top right of screen once logged into Blackboard). Blackboard will be unavailable from 2:00 am to 3:00 am Tuesday, April 12th for technicians to make critical updates to resolve this issue. Issue: The student may see a little red box with […]

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