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.


Valencia Canvas Pilot Update

The Canvas pilot included 15 Valencia College faculty from various disciplines and campuses, who held courses in Instructure Canvas’s learning management system during the spring semester. The pilot faculty and Learning Technology Services team had a debrief meeting to discuss the survey results from both students and faculty, the OIT report comparing the two systems, and possible next […]


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 […]


Blackboard Learn 9.1: Maintenance Window and New Features for SP11

Blackboard Maintenance Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Blackboard will be unavailable on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. until Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. due to maintenance to the system. This will include the upgrade to Service Pack 11. Upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11 (SP11) As spring […]