SPRING 2017 Things to Do for Instructors

Prepping for Spring 2017 Semester Spring course shells are now available. Remember, any spring Blackboard shell and course ID ends in the number 201730 (2017 = year, 30 = spring semester). COURSE AVAILABILITY: How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes. (Please make your Fall 2016 courses unavailable, […]

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Lynda.com Work-Around

Update 10/5/16: Building block is NOW working. Blackboard’s building block for Lynda.com is not working as expected. The issue: Faculty are unable to embed a new Lynda.com course into a Blackboard course. Note: If you had pre-existing Lynda.com course links in your previous Bb courses, your links should still work. Lynda.com engineers are working toward a resolution. The Work-Around: As […]

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Weighted Column Does Not Display Properly

Scenario: Your Weighted Total Column has empty boxes where you normally see categories and columns. The Fix: This is nearly always remedied by clearing your browser’s cache/history. And it usually happens in Firefox. To clear your cache in Firefox or Google Chrome:   Shift+Ctrl+Delete, leave all boxes marked that are checked. For Firefox > Click “Clear Now.” For Google Chrome > […]

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Fall Semester 2016 Things to Do

Instructors: Prepping for FALL 2016 Semester     The Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions from Instructors How do I make my course available to students? Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes We (Bb Support) do not automatically make your courses available. It is up to the instructor to make the courses available to students. How do I log […]

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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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