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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, March 3, 2011

Blackboard 9.1 Update - Transition to Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center training is now online and web page for Students

Relates to: In the News, Pilot

You've asked. We've heard! Transition to Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center training is now online. There are many new Grade Center features. Below are just a few of them: You can now email students directly from Grade Center Enter grades directly into the grade table Freeze columns (like Student Names) so they [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 1:57 PM

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blackboard 9.1 Update

Relates to: In the News, Pilot

Spring Quarter begins in less than 5 weeks. Are you ready for Blackboard 9.1? If you are one of the more than 500 faculty who have completed Blackboard 9.1 Transition training, then you are well on your way! Make sure you request to move your shells and copy materials [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 11:39 AM

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Blackboard 9.1 Winter 2011 Pilot Information

Relates to: Pilot

Courses: 89 Sections: 139 Unique Faculty: 94 (including labs and clinicals) Faculty Enrollments: 198 Unique Students: 3,308 Student Enrollments: 3,714   [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blackboard Downtime Scheduled, Welcome new Pilot Members

Relates to: Pilot, System Status, Upgrades

Blackboard Downtime Both Blackboard 9.1 and Blackboard 7.3 will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 28 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. UC is performing some server maintenance and adding new hardware to increase our storage space and add stability to the overall system. They are expecting both systems to be [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Monday, November 29, 2010

New Winter Pilot Participants, Preparing for Spring

Relates to: Pilot, Upgrades

Winter 2011 Pilot Welcome New Pilot Participants! We currently have 38 new (and returning) pilot participants for Winter Quarter 2011. They are: Susan Accetturo - Nursing Hakim Adjoua - Justice and Safety Cheryl Allaire - Modern Languages Beth Barnett - Developmental Education Deb Bertsch - English Deborah Brown - Allied Health Jill Cadotte - Business Natalia Daw - Allied Health Amy DiBlasi [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Student Testing Issues, Winter 2011 Pilot

Relates to: Known Issues, Pilot

Student Testing Issues We are still having some issues with students receiving errors ("Access Denied," "An error has occurred") when taking tests. The bulk of the problems seems to lie in impatient students. If your students are having errors while testing please: Remind them to click ONCE Be patient Wait for the [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Downtime Scheduled, Access Denied Errors, Slowness, Training, Winter Pilot

Relates to: Known Issues, Pilot, System Status

Blackboard 9.1 Downtime Scheduled In anticipation for our full-campus conversion, we will be upgrading our database from test to full production. This will allow us to begin moving developmental shells into Blackboard 9.1 and expand our Pilot for Winter 2011. This process does involve downtime. We have scheduled the downtime for Wednesday, [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blackboard 9.1 Autumn 2010 Pilot Information

Relates to: Pilot

Autumn Quarter Statistics: As of this morning: Faculty: 29 Courses: 49 Sections: 77 Student Enrollments: 2,780 Unique Students: 2,301 List of faculty participating in the Autumn 2010 Pilot: Greg Burlile Mary Ann Canter Harry Caruso Carrie Casillas Lisa Cerrato Carmen Daniels Susan Donohue Debra Dyer Shawn Ferguson Patrick Fiorelli Judy Gentry Phyllis Hardy Kevin James Carolyn Kaufman Elizabeth Kelley Leslie King Luis Latoja [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 2 Scheduled, Autumn Pilot Participants

Relates to: Pilot, System Status, Upgrades

I've had enough participants express a desire to move to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 2 that I don't feel we need a formal vote. To reiterate, Service Pack 2 does not include any substantial interface/feature enhancements - it is mostly bug fixes. Here are some of the issues that we were [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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