Respondus: Software and Connection Update

Valencia recently upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 9 and now Respondus requires an update to connect to your courses in Blackboard. Respondus should be updated to Version 4.0.5.02 (Help > About Respondus to check versions) Check for updates (Help > Check for Updates). If it says you are running the latest major update […]


September’s Workshops and Courses with Learning Technology Services

Coming in September are several workshops and courses with Learning Technology Services to help you learn a new tool, enhance your course, and get a few faculty development credits. Navigating Blackboard Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Webinar — 2:00 – 4:00pm:  LTAD3180 2 Navigating Blackboard(CRN 2381): This course is designed to help faculty navigate the Blackboard […]


Blackboard Learn 9.1: Upgrade and Bagels & Blackboard

As summer semester comes to an end, we are in preparation to upgrade to the latest service pack for Blackboard Learn. On August 10, 2012 there will be a maintenance window to upgrade Valencia to Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP9.  The majority of the functions will remain the same as our current version (SP6) with a […]


Upcoming SoftChalk Webinars: Teaching Science Totally Online & Bloom’s Taxonomy, Thinking Skills and SoftChalk

Come see why The Innovators in Online Learning series is so popular. See the cool and inspiring things our clients are doing and why SoftChalk is essential to their success. Register now for this month’s exciting presentations!  Teaching Science Totally Online Using SoftChalk and Home-Based Lab Kits (LabPaq) Wednesday, April 18 1pm PT | 2pm […]


Find Last Date of Attendance in Blackboard Based on a Graded Activity

For online courses, the last date of attendance is the last date a graded activity was submitted.  Activities in this case can be anything graded, such as discussions, blogs, journals, tests, or assignments.  This information can be located in Blackboard’s Grade Center, even if a student has withdrawn themselves from your course.  To search for […]