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May 2017 Archives

Blackboard Mobile Learn Transition to Bb Student & Bb Instructor »

Transitioning from Mobile Learn to the Blackboard app (created for Students) & Blackboard Instructor apps: Effective August 1, 2017, Mobile Learn will be removed from all app stores.  After August 31, 2017, Blackboard will no longer support Mobile Learn.  Students should begin transitioning to the "Blackboard" app, which is available now & In . . .

Respondus Test Bank Network Webinar »

The Respondus Test Bank Network offers thousands of ready-to-use test banks for the leading textbooks in higher education. You will quickly see how the Respondus Test Bank Network can save you countless hours each term. And it's free with your Respondus 4.0 license. Learn more in a free webinar tomorrow (5/23/17) at 2pm ET! . . .

Redesigned Interface for VCU’s eLearning Environment »

The Learning Systems team just completed the Blackboard upgrade, and you will immediately notice that it looks different. For several years, Blackboard has maintained the same look, and over time it has become very "dated". The Learning Systems team, within Academic Technologies, has redesigned and customized the interface to have a more professional, s . . .

Blackboard Learn Upgrade – May 16th, 2017 – Completed May 17th at 2:30PM »

Blackboard Upgrade to Q4 2016 Release has been Completed Reminder: The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to a newer version on May 16-17. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during this time. We expect the upgrade to take less than 24 hours, so . . .

Blackboard Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade »

Reminder: The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to a newer version on May 16-17. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during this time. We expect the upgrade to take less than 24 hours, so check this blog for updates which will be posted when the . . .

Echo360 Instructor Education Series »

Summer is almost here, and it's the perfect time to kick back, relax, and prepare for your courses next term! Starting next Tuesday, Echo360 is here to help complement your course delivery with an educational series for instructors, instructor assistants, and supporting staff. Attend as many sessions as you'd like - you'll learn about the benefits of us . . .

Rolling restart of Blackboard Production application servers »

Beginning Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 2:30pm US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 3:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard Managed Hosting will perform a rolling restart of our Production Blackboard servers.  Rolling restarts will be performed so that there will be no downtime to users.  Regards, The VCU Blackboard Te . . .

SafeAssign processing delays »

We received the following alert from Blackboard Bulletin/Advisory Information: The Blackboard SafeAssign service continues to experience delays in returning Originality Reports and results to end users. We understand the impact that these delays have had on users and apologize for the poor performance of the system during this time. The root caus . . .

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