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September 2016 Archives

Blackboard Security News »

Please be aware that there is a tutoring company called "Clutch Prep" that may be falsely posing as a legitimate resource for college students.  VCU does not have any business or educational relationship with this company and we strongly advise you to not click on any links or open any emails from this company.   If you do receive any communications f . . .

Completed Successfully – Echo360 Media Processor Maintenance Sept 29th, 7:30am »

The configurations on all production media processors were modified successfully. These changes did NOT require any downtime. . . .

Echo360 Media Processor Maintenance Sept 29th, 7:30am »

The configurations on all production media processors will be modified on Thursday, Sept. 29th at 7:30am to ensure the settings match those recommended by the Echo360 development team. These changes will NOT require any downtime and should be completed within 20 minutes. . . .

VoiceThread Workshops »

Join us in October for our free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, we can help you with these interactive and hands-on sessions. VoiceThread Mobile October 4 at 7:00pm ET - Register here Online course design has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Over 80% of students now use smartphones and tablets for academi . . .

So You Want to Master the Grade Center Workshop (MCV) »

So You Want to Master the Grade Center 10/25/16 from 1:30 pm to 3pm Sanger Hall B1-020 For Faculty and Staff only. Go to training.vcu.edu [Keyword: Blackboard] or click here to register! Continue to keep an eye on our “Upcoming Blackboard Workshops” module for all scheduled workshops. When you login to Blackboard you will see it located on . . .

Blackboard External Tools Module – Featuring VoiceThread »

A new module has been added to Blackboard!  The "External Tools" module contains links for tools that can be used without a Blackboard course or organization. The module can be found in 2 locations: on the My Blackboard tab and the Downloads & Resources tab (once you are logged into Blackboard). For more information External Tools, includin . . .

Respondus Instructor Training »

Are you offering online tests this term? Spend just 45 minutes with us and learn how to prevent cheating in online exams. In this free webinar, you'll see a demo of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, learn best practices, and be ready to protect the integrity of exams in your institution's learning management system. Upcoming Instructor Training . . .

So You Want to Master the Grade Center Workshop (MPC) »

So You Want to Master the Grade Center 10/19/16 from 2pm to 4pm Technology Administration Building (TAB) 108 For Faculty and Staff only. Go to training.vcu.edu [Keyword: Blackboard] or click here to register! Continue to keep an eye on our "Upcoming Blackboard Workshops" module for all scheduled workshops. When you login to Blackboard you wil . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra processing delays – Resolved »

We received the following alert from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Bulletin/Advisory Information: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has been experiencing a delayed posting issue with ultra recordings.  Their support team is diligently working to resolving this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this bulletin once the issue is resol . . .

Blackboard Courses & Organizations tabs »

The Blackboard Course & Organization tab was split into two tabs ('Courses', 'Organizations') to comply with accessibility requirement on Monday, August 12th, 2016.  Please update any documentation you may be using instructing users to navigate to the 'Courses & Organizations' tab. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for your patienc . . .

SafeAssign processing delays – Resolved »

We received the following alert from Blackboard Bulletin/Advisory Information: Blackboard SafeAssign has been experiencing high paper load this week, which results in delays in paper processing of up to several hours. In some cases, SafeAssign can accept papers but is unable to return them. We are actively working on a resolution. We apologize for the . . .

Kaltura Customer Office Hours »

Kaltura will begin holding weekly “Office Hours” every Friday at 12pm EST. These office hours provide our customers the chance to ask and receive answers to questions in an open forum on issues ranging from product settings and best practices to roadmap and market vision. You can register for the rest of this year’s office hours HERE. . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Monday, October 10th, 2016 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Monday, October 10th, 2016 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building blocks (Content Editor,  Enterprise Survey) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service tools in Blackbo . . .

Blackboard Mobile Alert »

To make sure students have a superior mobile experience, we will be removing our original mobile app, Mobile Learn, from app stores on December 31, 2016 for all North America customers. Bb Student, our next generation mobile app, is available in the app stores for iOS, Android, and Windows as a replacement for Mobile Learn. . . .

Respondus Training »

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams Tuesday, September 13 at 3pm ET Wednesday, September 28 at 2pm ET Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content Thursday, September 8 at 2pm ET Register Now! . . .

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