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.


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 […]