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Blackboard Unavailable July 24-25 for SaaS Migration

Tweet Blackboard will be unavailable on July 24 and 25 as we transition from “managed hosting” to “software-as-a-service (SaaS)”. System users will not encounter any major changes to the interface on July 26 other than some minor upgrades. The SaaS … Continue reading

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Blackboard assignments and Safari 11.1

Tweet Apple Inc released a security update to the Safari 11 browser on March 29, 2018 (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208695). Safari 11.1 contains a number of improvements. However, the update appears to cause problems when trying to submit assignments to Blackboard. Blackboard Inc … Continue reading

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New annotation options in Box View

Tweet Blackboard uses an application programming interface (API) from Box, Inc to provide faculty the ability to review and annotate assignment submissions. Two features were added to the API in late March: Point Annotations have been made “sticky” – after … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down! For Upgrade July 24-25, 2018

Tweet     If you are a faculty member teaching or planning to work in Blackboard over the summer, be aware that the Blackboard Learn learning management system (LMS) will be unavailable for 48 hours during the entirety of July 24 … Continue reading

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Video and Blackboard, So Happy Together – Online Workshop Tonight 3/5 at 7

Tweet Join “Swami Jim” Holton online tonight at 7 pm for: Bb Specialty Topic: Video and Blackboard, So Happy Together Location: http://tinyurl.com/DEITmeet Questions or more info: 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu

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Improving your course’s look and feel

Tweet Part of the design of Blackboard courses should include a consideration of the visual nature of the material. There are several things that can be done to improve the way a course looks. Picture formatting When putting images into … Continue reading

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New Workshop! Improving Your Course’s Look and Feel- Monday, 2/5

Tweet Visual aids have long been a staple of instruction. This workshop will cover how a course’s visual look and feel can be improved to enhance student interest, engagement, and learning. Topics include the use and formatting of pictures, using … Continue reading

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Bb Grade Center Workshops January 24 – Choose 3 pm in Dooling 40 or 7 pm online

Tweet “Should I use weighted categories or points?” “Should I weight columns ‘equally’ or ‘proportionally’?” “How can I add an extra credit item?” “How can I automatically bring grades from publisher online sites and other third-parties into Blackboard?” “How can … Continue reading

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The New Box View

Tweet The Blackboard Assignment feature has an online document viewer and online marking interface named Crocodoc, which is a third party technology licensed by Blackboard. Crocodoc will stop working on January 15, 2018 as the technology has been deprecated by … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down for Maintenance Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Tweet On Thursday, December 21st from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm Blackboard will be unavailable due to maintenance. Instructors and students should plan accordingly. This maintenance window has been selected to minimize the adverse impact on the university community, but we … Continue reading

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