Bug Watch: YouTube Tools Currently Broken in Blackboard

**Update 7/21/15** The issues with the YouTube Mashup tool and Video Everywhere tool has been resolved. These functions should be working normal now.  Blackboard is currently ( as of 5/7/15) having an issue with connecting to YouTube through its YouTube Mashup tool and Video Everywhere tool in both the text editor and  when creating new […]


New Course Copy Option for File Attachments in Blackboard

New Course Copy Option for File Attachments:   This new set of options gives the user control over which files are copied along with the course. See the image below.   Option 1 does not copy any items from the file manager. This option shouldn’t be selected under normal circumstances. Students would see permission errors […]


Where did SafeAssign go in Blackboard?

Where did SafeAssign go in Blackboard? You might have noticed that SafeAssign isn’t an option under the Assessments tab when adding content to Blackboard. SafeAssign hasn’t disappeared from Blackboard, it’s just now intergraded into Assignments. Under the same Assessments tab click the Assignment link. One of the options when creating an assignment is “Submission Details”. […]


What is the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard?

What is the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard? For many years, faculty have been asking for a true student preview of Blackboard without having to log in and out of the system as different users. Your wish has been granted with the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard. The former “Test Student” tool in […]


Bug Watch: Course Links to Assignments in Blackboard Produces Error When Clicked

Update: This issue is now resolved (1/12/2015) and should not persist in any courses. Please let OnlineHelp know if you continue to have any issues.    Bug Watch: Course Link to Assignment in Blackboard Produces Error When Clicked Currently moving to the latest Blackboard October 2014 release, we have discovered one of the known issues […]