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February 2017 Archives

Amazon Web Services impacting Blackboard Tools – RESOLVED »

Amazon Web Services is having issues that seem to be impacting multiple Blackboard tools. http://status.aws.amazon.com/ . . .

SafeAssign processing delays »

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. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this bulletin once delays in paper processing will be restored. Thanks for your pa . . .

Respondus Webinar: “How I Prevent Cheating During Online Exams” »

This is a great time to learn how to use LockDown Browser. We are presenting a special webinar (it’s free, and only 45 minutes) where you’ll learn how to protect the integrity of online tests. The webinar will focus on the experiences of Tammi Kolski, an online instructor at Central Michigan University and Muskegon Community College. Tammi has us . . .

SoftChalk connectivity errors – Blackboard – RESOLVED »

Update: 2/9/16 - 8:30pm:  The connectivity issues have been resolved.  We appreciate your patience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Learning Systems is investigating issues impacting some Blackboard courses.  Any SoftChalk content in Blackboard is currently not functioning and . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Thursday, February 9th, 2017 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 Begin Time: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, February 10th, 2017 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: During this mainten . . .

VoiceThread Workshops »

VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) February 7 at 7:00pm ET - Register here Participants will learn how VoiceThread can help educators provide multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression for their courses. Participants will learn how to use VoiceThread’s multi-modal communication platform, closed captionin . . .

Grade Center, VoiceThread and Collaborate Ultra Online Workshops »

In a university environment, we understand that schedules are busy and it is sometimes difficult to carve out time to attend an in-person workshop. In an effort to accommodate your demanding schedules, Learning Systems is offering online workshops for the month of February to all faculty. We have even included a 7 PM option. If you are unable to att . . .

Blackboard Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade »

The VCU Blackboard system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, while it is upgraded to a newer version. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during the upgrade,  starting at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16th.  We expect the up . . .

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