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Internet Explorer and Blackboard, not so perfect together

Tweet A number of issues have been identified with Blackboard Learn when using the Internet Explorer browser. Recent issues include: Problems with hyperlinks in Blackboard Portfolios Intermittent issues with the inline grading tool Images and fonts change in Modules when … Continue reading

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Recently Added Features of Respondus Monitor

Tweet Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, and uses a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. As of February 2019, several new features have become available. Facial detection check prior to an … Continue reading

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Blackboard Quizzes and Exams: Force Completion and Respondus LockDown Browser Password

Tweet When administering a quiz or test online via Blackboard, the Distance Education and Instructional Technology (DEIT) department suggests that the Force Completion test option not be selected. With Force Completion selected, any exit from the quiz or test counts as the student’s attempt … Continue reading

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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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