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December 2013 Archives

Migration of all VCU Blackboard Courses to Blackboard Managed Hosting Facility – Jan 2, 2014 »

Blackboard will be down for maintenance on Thursday January 2 starting at 12:01AM, until 12:01AM on Friday, January 3. This downtime is required to migrate all VCU Blackboard data to a Managed Hosting Environment at Blackboard Inc.   It is estimated the entire time will be needed to complete the migration.  If unforeseen circumstances cause . . .

SafeAssign Maintenance: December 27, 2013 »

We received the following bulletin from Blackboard: Bulletin/Advisory Information: The SafeAssign central services will undergo maintenance that requires a service outage on Friday, December 27, 2013 2am – 2pm US Eastern (GMT -5).  During this time, SafeAssign functionality will not be available and an error will be displayed to the user. Th . . .

Migration of all VCU Blackboard Courses to Blackboard Managed Hosting Facility – Jan 2, 2014 »

Blackboard will be down for maintenance on Thursday January 2 starting at 12:01AM, until 12:01AM on Friday, January 3. This downtime is required to migrate all VCU Blackboard data to a Managed Hosting Environment at Blackboard Inc.   It is estimated the entire time will be needed to complete the migration.  If unforeseen circumstances cause . . .

Blackboard Grade Center Webinar [Recorded 12/10/13] »

Blackboard Grade Center Training Webinars: http://training.vcu.edu/self_detail.asp?ID=513 . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted NA-SAS Service Maintenance Notification »

This maintenance which was originally scheduled for December 21, 2013, will now be conducted during the Blackboard Collaborate maintenance window on Saturday, January 4 2014. Begin Time: Saturday, January 4th, 2014 14:00 US Eastern (UTC-5) End Time: Sunday, January 5th, 2014 06:00 US Eastern (UTC-5) Affected Users: NA-SAS Details: Custo . . .

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Training »

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Training Respondus representatives will provide online instructor training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor. Registration is required. Visit the URL below to register. Each webinar will be 45 minutes. Thursday, December 5 at 4pm ET (1 pm PT) https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/298452793 Wedn . . .

****Blackboard Grade Center Training**** »

Blackboard Grade Center Training Get an in depth overview of the entire core Blackboard Grade Center gadgets and see what power tools are available for you! Blackboard representatives will provide 2 webinars. Both sessions will be online, next Tuesday (12/10) - 10am and 3pm. Registration is not required (see logons and phone numbers below). The s . . .

Notice – SoftChalk Issues **UPDATE** »

The SoftChalk application that integrates with Blackboard is experiencing a variety of problems due to recent changes made on the vendor's server. You may see error messages when using the application, or when accessing SoftChalk content in your Blackboard course. You may also encounter problems with the SoftChalk ScoreCenter. The vendor is working . . .

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