Blackboard Bug Watch: Fill In The Blank Answers Marked Incorrect When Using Exact Match

After the latest update to the Blackboard SP14 Assessment and Assignment Building Blocks, there has been issues with Fill in the Blank or Fill in the Multiple Blank questions not grading correctly for students. Even after students have answered the questions with one of the possible correct answers, it marks the question incorrect. The temporary […]


Adding SMS Text Message Notifications to Blackboard

Various notification options are available in Blackboard for you to personalize. Both students and faculty can choose from various settings for notifications through the Blackboard dashboard, mobile app, and SMS text messaging. It’s fairly simple to add your mobile number and the option to receive certain notification via SMS text messages. Step 1: First you […]


New SafeAssign Originality Reports Coming Soon

At the end of April, Blackboard will be making changes to the SafeAssign originality reports. These changes will be in regards to a new cleaner look for the originality report produced, which will now include a word count. OLD SafeAssign Originality Report NEW SafeAssign Originality Report   For more information on SafeAssign in Blackboard Learn […]


Unsecure Content or Mixed Content (http) Doesn’t Display in Blackboard’s Secure Page (https)

Browsers (Internet Explorer 9 or later, Chrome 21 or later, Firefox 23 or later ) will display an “unsecure content” or “mixed content” security notification if you try to load non-secure (http URL) external content within Blackboard (e.g., embedded Youtube videos, Screencast videos, etc.). Our Blackboard is running as a secure server (https URL).  Modern browsers […]


Test Availability Exception for Extended Time

With the new test option features in Blackboard SP14, you no longer have to create an alternative test for extended time for a student taking a test in Blackboard. The situation where this would be used is when the student has a documented disability with the Office of Student Disabilities. You will now notice that the […]