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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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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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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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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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Removing Bb Enrollments in collapsed sections

Issue: Blackboard Enrollments in Collapsed Sections 9/18/15 Blackboard is currently experiencing an issue dropping enrollments within course sites that consist of collapsed course sections.  We have escalated the ticket with the vendor to the highest level and hope to have a resolution in hand today.  If you want to hand add or hand remove users from your course while we work […]

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McGraw Hill Blackboard Plugin Integration

The McGraw Hill Connect building block is now active on our Bb production server.  If you have used the McGraw Hill Connect service in the past you can now link back the scores from Connect into your ECU Bb course site. Resources and Links / Support WORD DOC of directions Pairing McGraw Hill with Bb (exact same directions as listed below) […]

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Planned Bb Maintenance downtime 5/11 – 5/15

System/Service: Blackboard Downtime When: May 11th at 9:00am to May 15th at 5:00pm Description: Blackboard will be unavailable Monday, May 11th from 9:00am to Friday, May 15th at 5:00pm for planned maintenance. During this downtime, Tegrity users will not be able to access the Tegrity lecture capture service. New Features / Feature updates: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/blackboard/?p=3007 To check the authenticity of this e-mail: […]

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