All entries from May 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"globalcourses" is going away

Relates to: Upgrades

We have formally placed the request to have "" removed from being associated with Blackboard 7.3.  Once this process has been completed, anyone who goes to, will be redirected to a splash page informing them of the new URL for Blackboard and then autoredirecting them the after 15 seconds. The [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:24 PM

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Blackboard Downtime

Relates to: System Status

  Blackboard Service Interruption Attention Faculty! The University of Cincinnati, our Blackboard hosting environment, experienced a service interruption on May 18, 2011 at 7:50 PM. Blackboard was down and unaccessible for anyone trying to access the system. It was brought back up by 8:50 PM. If you or your students tried to [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 4:46 PM

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Course Copying

Relates to: In the News

We are Seeking Course Copying Requests! Using Blackboard? Why re-upload everything for Summer when we can copy it for you from Spring? Go to to request that your Spring Quarter Blackboard content be copied to your Summer Quarter Blackboard courses. Need content from Winter Quarter or before? We will need [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 10:04 AM

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shells Remaining in Blackboard 7.3

Relates to: System Status

Do you still have shells in Blackboard 7.3? On Monday, May 16, 2011 we will be closing access to Blackboard 7.3. Please check and make sure that all the shells you want to keep have been moved to Blackboard 9.1. You will have to go to to access [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 6:33 PM

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Incompletes in Blackboard 7.3

Relates to: System Status

Do you still have oustanding incompletes for WI'11 in Blackboard 7.3? We need to know by Friday, May 13, 2011 if you need access to the appropriate sections extended, or can we close access to these sections? You will have to go to to access your Winter [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 5:49 PM

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Firefox Browser Recommended

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

Why we recommend Mozilla Firefox Our pilot study determined that some browsers (Internet Explorer and Chrome) occasionally have problems when used to view Blackboard 9.1. We wished to remind you that Firefox is stable, conforms to current web standards, and offers a much-improved experience. It is also much faster [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 11:09 AM

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