Category Archives: Blackboard 9

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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Blackboard Grade Center Best Practices

Summary The Grade Center in Blackboard is an online grading tool. Instructors can record grade data, track student work, create reports, and add private comments and feedback with students throughout the semester. The grade center is integrated with gradable items or assessments such as quizzes, assignment file uploads, discussion forums, blogs, journals, and wikis. Specialized calculations, such as weighting grades, […]

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Roles in Blackboard

Now and then we get asked about the roles in ECU’s Blackboard and the permissions that go along with the roles. The Faculty Senate Manual also has a section on standard operating procedures for access to Blackboard. Here is a list to provide an explanation: Instructor Instructors have access to all areas in the Course Control Panel. This role is […]

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