All entries tagged about Announcements

Monday, April 7, 2014

Respondus Tips

Relates to: General

Finals week is approaching! If you use Respondus for testing building, here are some tips to help make your finals week much smoother: Get on the Most Recent Version: Make sure you are on the most current version of Respondus: version 4.0.5.08. Go to Help and select “About Respondus” to [More...]

Posted by Suzanne Patzer at 1:53 PM

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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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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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Monday, June 27, 2011

Ignore "Daily Notification Dashboard Summary" emails

Relates to: General, Known Issues

We have a clone server which was an exact copy of Blackboard from mid-May.  We use this clone server to test Building Blocks, practice upgrades, etc.  On Saturday, June 25 our clone server inexplicably sent emails with the subject "Daily Notification Dashboard Summary" to an unknown number of [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 9:53 AM

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Please don't copy and paste from Groupwise

Relates to: Tips and Tricks

An issue that is becoming more and more common is copying and pasting from Groupwise.  While most of the time this will not present a problem, sometimes the copy picks up some code that can cause issues in Blackboard.  Here is the code I just extracted from an Announcement: <script type="text/javascript" defer>if [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 2:14 PM

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Service Pack 5 Release Notes/Resolved Issues Released

Relates to: Upgrades, In the News

Blackboard released the Service Pack 5 Release Notes and Resolved Issues list today, although SP 5 is still a few weeks away from being released.  Unlike in previous Service Packs, SP 5 has very few enhancements and no new features - which is very good news.  There are some performance improvements, [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 5:46 PM

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Monday, January 10, 2011

New Bugs in 9.1 SP 3

Relates to: Known Issues

Students Double-Clicking This one is not new, but students who double-click when they are in an assessment may receive an Access Denied error. Please remind your students to be patient and not double-click when submitting or saving. Also, let then know that if they receive the Access Denied error, they should be [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Course Files, Announcements Issues

Relates to: Known Issues

Course Files We had to re-attach one of Jane Roberts' links because her students kept receiving errors that they did not have permission to view the file, despite us constantly verifying that the file permissions were set properly. If you hear from students that they cannot view a [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New System, Fixed Issues

Relates to: Pilot, Upgrades

Our New System I thought I would share some information about our new system. It might be a little technical, but I think it is good to know Our new system is a fully-functioning production system. The "old" system was in a testing environment. Our new system is backed-up nightly. The "old" system was [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Hardware, Orientation Changes, Announcement Issues

Relates to: Known Issues, Pilot, Upgrades

New Hardware The new Oracle cluster is built for Blackboard 9, but it is being tweaked. UC predicts that it will be approved for deployment today and can go into production as soon as tomorrow. There will be approximately 5 to 10 minutes of downtown while we unmount the old hardware and [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 11:45 AM

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