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September 2017 Archives

Blackboard Maintenance – Change LDAP server – Thursday, October 5th, 2017 »

Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Begin Time: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 02:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: Change Blackboard's LDAP server to edir.vcu.edu:636.  Blackboard is curre . . .

Respondus LockDown Browser Instructor Training »

If you offer online quizzes or tests through Blackboard Learn, it's simple to prevent cheating with LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Join a free 45-minute training webinar to learn everything you need to get started. You'll see a demo of the applications, and learn how to prevent cheating in both proctored and non-proctored online tests. Your . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 2016 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 2016 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building block (Blackboard Mobile Web Services, McGraw-Hill Connect and Create, and Partner Cloud) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be br . . .

SafeAssign Outage – Resolved »

The outage of SafeAssign in Blackboard has been resolved.  The Learning Systems Team and Blackboard Managed Hosting appreciate your patience during this time. Updated - 9/19/2017 3:00am . . .

Kaltura Homepage Updates »

The Kaltura MediaSpace homepage (https://vcu.mediaspace.kaltura.com) will be updated on October 1, 2017.  The update includes a new color scheme and an updated, responsive webpage.  Training documents should be updated prior to this date.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kaltura Support at kalturahelp@vcu.edu.     . . .

Blackboard Mobile applications »

Mobile Learn has officially been replaced by the Blackboard app and is no longer supported, however, you can still use the app on iOS as long as you don't update to iOS 11 and Android.  Users should transition now to the 'Blackboard' app for students (iOS Devices / Android Devices) and the 'Instructor' app for faculty (iOS Devices / Android Devices). . . .

VoiceThread’s transition away from Flash »

We received the following alert from VoiceThread: Say Goodbye to Flash in VoiceThread on December 31st, 2017 VoiceThread transition away from Flash has been an ongoing project over the last four years.  Not unlike re-building a plane in flight, it required keeping in mind that VoiceThreaders all over the world were counting on us to keep the conve . . .

SoftChalk Cloud & Create Webinar »

An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud and Create - Virginia Commonwealth Uinversity Join us for a webinar on Sep 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3816530589563745794 This one-hour plus class will show the many features of SoftChalk. In the overview; you will see how to take a Word document and easily . . .

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