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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Firefox 23 and Missing Videos

Relates to: Known Issues, Tips and Tricks

Firefox 23's new active mixed content blocking is causing issues in Blackboard with embedded videos from YouTube and Kaltura (and I am sure countless others).  Here are two quick-and-direct knowledge base entries on how to disable this feature temporarily and permanently in Firefox 23. How to Permanently Disable Mixed Content Blocking in [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:05 PM

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Early Alert system results in real student success!

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, In the News

The college’s Early Alert Steering Committee is excited to report that after a one-year pilot, more Columbus State students completed their classes and succeeded with a “C” or above when their instructors utilized the Early Alert system. While Early Alert data indicates positive results across all modalities, preliminary data shows the [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 1:14 PM

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Building Blocks Added!

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

We recently added some new Building Blocks to assist faculty in day-to-day operations.  They are: Student View: access your course from a pure student view.  [view more] Batch Create Grade Center Columns: create multiple Grade Center columns on one page. [view more] Batch Delete Grade Center Columns: delete multiple Grade Center columns from one [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Do all of your CSCC links work?

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

Marketing and Communication announced the removal of the CSCC website name "www2" and change to the name "www" on June 1 and again on June 7. While it was delayed by a few days, the change has been made. Please ensure all the CSCC website links [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:15 PM

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Relay - Making Sure You Are Getting Audio

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

Hello Everyone. Hope the quarter is going well. I wanted to reach out to you all on the topic of audio. We want to make sure that you are getting audio in your recordings. You guys do great work and we want to make sure that it is all captured. I want to direct [More...]

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Banner Requests

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

Busy developing your Semester courses? Let us create some course banners for you! In Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning we have staff who are experts at making course banners who would be happy to create customized banners [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:31 PM

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Building Blocks: Course Modules

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

UC just finished installing two new building blocks which add new modules to the portal.  So now, in addition to having modules for: My Developmental Shells - a list of only developmental shells My Current Courses - a list of courses current running ... we now have modules for... My Completed Courses - a list [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:12 PM

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Blackboard Suggestion Survey

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, General

We posted a nice, purple Suggestion Survey in Blackboard today for faculty and staff.  Please think about how you use Blackboard and what you wish the system could do to make your experience better or more efficient - then tell us your suggestions!  Our goal is to try and make these [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:50 PM

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Building Block: Tab Content

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

We have installed a new, custom-made Building Block called "Tab Content" which will convert any content area or folder into a horizontal tabbed layout when viewed by a student. Go to the Knowledge Base to read more or watch the video below. [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:19 PM

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring 2011 Disabled / Autumn 2011 Enabled

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, Events

We have disabled the Spring 2011 enrollments and created the new Autumn 2011 sections.  So long as your chair has assigned you to the section in Colleague, you will have access to begin readying your sections for fall. Ready to request your course copies?  Go to Don't forget to give us the [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 10:54 AM

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