All entries about Upgrades

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Changes to Blackboard Student Enrollments

Relates to: Upgrades

With the implementation of the new Blackboard snapshot job over break, there are some changes to the timing of when student enrollments are added in Blackboard. Old Way: In the old snapshot, all active student enrollments were added to all courses when we enabled the enrollments the morning after fee drop. This included [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 2:25 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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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Announcement Email Patch + Others Applied

Relates to: Known Issues, Upgrades

Have you ever sent an Announcement as an email and your copy had 100 footers at the bottom which said "This is a system notification sent based on your personal settings and should not be replied to. Click here to view and edit your Notification Settings"?  How annoying! On Tuesday, UC applied [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 9:09 AM

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Friday, August 12, 2011

"Transition" Shells being Removed Today

Relates to: Upgrades, Pilot, General

In preparation for the Blackboard 7.3 to Blackboard 9.1 migration, we had created approximately 30 transition shells for more than 800  faculty to use to get acclimated to the new environment.  The usefulness of these shells has passed.  They will be archived and deleted from the system today.  If anyone created [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 8:26 AM

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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, July 11, 2011

"Can ITDL Help?" - a new Blackboard module for Faculty and Staff

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

We created and added a new Blackboard module to the faculty and staff portal today which is intended to help streamline requests to ITDL. On the My CSCC tab, you should now see a module called "Can ITDL Help?" If you have a Blackboard- or ITDL-related inquiry - be it [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 6 Released

Relates to: Upgrades, In the News

Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 6 was released today and it contains a number of interesting new features, including: Interactive Rubrics Needs Grading for interactive tools such as discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and journals Option of forced submission of timed exams when the timer has expired It also fixes a number or bugs and [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 5:13 PM

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Copy / Move is Back!

Relates to: Known Issues, Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

In Blackboard 7.3, you were able to copy indiviual items and folders from one course section to another. We were forced to disable this feature in Blackboard 9.1 because of several flaws in the process. Yesterday, we successfully upgraded to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 5 which corrected most of [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 1:26 PM

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Update Respondus and Studymate!

Relates to: Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

A few weeks ago, Respondus released updates for both Respondus and Studymate so the software would work with Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 5.  On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, we upgraded to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 5 so you will need to install these updates in order to continue using Respondus [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 1:22 PM

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Upgrade is a Success!

Relates to: System Status, Upgrades

The Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 5 upgrade was a success.  The Blackboard system was restored by 4:15 PM. There are some visual changes in adding modules to the portal (it's easier to find things) and Announcements now lists the Course ID next to the author and the date under the Announcement title. There [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:23 PM

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