All entries from 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Course Copy Issues, CougarID in Grade Center, Service Pack 4

Relates to: Known Issues, Tips and Tricks, Upgrades

Course Copy Issues with Package Files If your course uses package files (.zip) and you requested that your course copy after December 15, please double check your package file links. I think we have found a bug in Blackboard where the linked index.htm page copies, but none of the support files, like [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blackboard Unavailable December 28, 2010

Relates to: System Status

Attention Faculty:All Blackboard versions will be unavailable while our hosting agent, the University of Cincinnati, makes improvements to the system hardware, including increased storage space and additional system stability: Next Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM This will affect all Blackboard classes and organizations. The scheduled [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 6:20 PM

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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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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blackboard 9.1 SP 3 Upgrade Successful, About SP 4

Relates to: System Status, Upgrades

Upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 SP 3 Our upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 3 was a success. It took much less time than anticipated and we were back online before 1:00 PM. Since Blackboards is now including bug fixes along with enhancements, we do have a few new features to mention. Here [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Blackboard Shells

Relates to: In the News

Dear Faculty Member: Columbus State will be upgrading from Blackboard 7.3 to Blackboard 9.1 by the beginning of Spring Quarter 2011. To prepare for the upgrade, we are reviewing all Developmental Shells in Blackboard 7.3 and determining which are still being used. Please review your Developmental Shells. If you [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 5:17 PM

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Email Outage

Relates to: System Status

Email Outage There was an email outage that affected external email systems sending emails to CSCC faculty accounts that started at approximately Midnight Sunday, December 5, 2010 and continued until approximately 6:00 PM Sunday, December 5, 2010. Email that would have been affected in this outage would be [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 1:24 PM

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blackboard 9.1 is coming Spring 2011!

Relates to: Upgrades

The College is upgrading to Blackboard 9.1 in time for Spring Quarter 2011. Blackboard 9.1 has an improved user interface and several new features, including: A redesigned Grade Center with advanced grading capabilities New collaborative tools, including Blogs, Journals, and Wikis No more OK > OK > OK clicks Plus many [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 10:13 AM

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 3, Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 4

Relates to: System Status, Upgrades

Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 3 Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 3 is due to be released tomorrow and in the draft copy of the Release Notes, there are several feature enhancements mentioned. Here are a few of the notable ones: Adaptive Release and Early Warning System rules can be applied using calculated [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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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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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Successful Upgrade, New Hardware, Wikis Fixed

Relates to: Known Issues, System Status, Upgrades

Blackboard 9.1 is Back Blackboard 9.1 came back online around 4:15 PM this afternoon. It did take longer than expected, but it went well. We now have a full production database with more memory than the test database. This is helping us prep for the influx of shells and courses that we'll [More...]

Posted by Heather Crites at 12:00 AM

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