Valencia Bug Watch: Video Everywhere issues in Discussions and Assignments

A few bugs have been discovered as faculty and students start using the new Video Everywhere tool that easily integrates YouTube into Blackboard for recording and posting videos. Discussion postings made by students using video everywhere do not have a REPLY button when posted as embedded. The Video Everywhere does not work for students when […]


Valencia Bug Watch: Students Should Not Add Apostrophes to File Names

If a student submits an assignment with an attachment that has an apostrophe in the name, going in to view the attempt the inline grading viewer will be stuck in “Loading… Please wait while we render this file”. It will stay on this page and not render the file, even though it is a supported […]


Adding an Avatar to Blackboard Learn (VIDEO)

Your personal avatar has become more visible in the latest update to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11, especially with the changes to discussions. Adding an avatar may give students a better connection with you as a person when featuring your photo (see above). You might want to think about asking your students to do the […]


Patch Needed for Respondus to Work in Blackboard SP11

Respondus (used to upload/download tests, not the LockDown Browser) must be updated with a patch only available through their website, otherwise you won’t be able to connect to Blackboard SP 11. The patch is at: http://www.respondus.com/downloads/Respondus4UpdateCampus.exe It cannot be installed via Help > Check for Updates, it must be run manually.


Blackboard SP11 Features Webinar Recording

The Instructional Design team has conducted several webinars over the last few weeks on the new features available in Blackboard Learn SP11. These new features (mentioned here) will be available for summer semester at Valencia College. Don’t worry if you missed out on the webinar, we recorded one just for you! Take 30 minutes to watch […]