Blackboard Upgrade Coming in 2018 »

The Learning Systems Team is busy planning our 2018 Blackboard Upgrade. The Blackboard System will be upgraded on May 15, 2018 to the Bb Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 release. More information about the schedule for the upgrade, as well as new features, enhancements and fixes will be posted as they become available. Update (3/12/2018): We have posted a What's Ne . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Friday, February 2nd, 2018 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 Begin Time: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 2:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 6:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: While we anticipate no interruption in service as a result of the . . .

Webinar – Introduction to StudyMate Campus »

The all-new StudyMate Campus makes it easy for instructors and students to create flash cards and learning games from within the learning management system. Create an item once, and use it with 11 games and activities Instructors and students can effortlessly share StudyMate activities with colleagues or classmates Instructors can see which . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Saturday, January 20th, 2018 »

We received the following alert from Blackboard: Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Begin Time: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 12:01am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 4:00am US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: While we anticipate no interruption in service as a result . . .

Blackboard Course Creation – Faculty Tools – RESOLVED »

New Faculty Tools has encountered a course create rate limit and has been removed from the Resources Tab in Blackboard. Learning Systems & Web Services are working with Blackboard to have the limit increased. Instructors may continue your course creation tasks using the legacy Faculty Tools which you will now find on the Resources Tab in Blackboa . . .

Echo360 – EchoPlayer Update »

Hello VCU Faculty and Staff, We just wanted to provide a quick note to those using the legacy EchoSystem Server application and player... Support for the capture discussions feature in the EchoPlayer has been officially shut down by the vendor. As a result, the discussions "app" has been disabled in the EchoPlayer and will no longer appear as an opt . . .

VoiceThread Maintenance – Sunday, January 28th from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM »

Begin Time: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 05:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-5) End Time: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-5) VoiceThread will be performing system upgrades on Sunday, January 28th from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM EST (UTC-5).  VoiceThread Services will be available, but might be slow during this window. Kind Regards, VCU Black . . .

Respondus Training Webinars »

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Instructor Training This training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to start using LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor. The 45-minute session includes an in-depth demonstration, roll-out strategies, and plenty of time to ask questions about both applications. Date & . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building block (Atomic Learning) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service tools in Blackboard. Kind Regards,  . . .

VoiceThread Workshops »

VoiceThread Basics 1 - Upload, Comment, and Share January 9 at 7:00pm ET - Register here Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members. VoiceThread Basics . . .

Kaltura Changes – New User Interface and Video Editor – Jan. 14, 2018 »

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, the new "Version 2 User Interface" will be deployed in Kaltura.  In addition, HTML5-based Video Editing Tools will replace the current clip, trim and quiz creation functionalities. The new Video Editing Tools will consolidate those functionalities under one roof to create a one-stop-shop for all your timeline editing . . .

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