Upcoming Blackboard Downtime – New Features Coming!

Blackboard Maintenance Wednesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 19 Blackboard will be unavailable on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. until Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. due to maintenance to the system. This will include the upgrade to Service Pack 14. Upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 14 (SP14) As fall semester […]

October Courses and New Instructional Designers

 Upcoming Training Coming in October are several workshops and courses with Learning Technology Services to help you learn a new tool, enhance your course, and receive a few faculty development credits. Respondus and Study Mate LTAD 3285 CRN 2611 (10/9/13 1:00PM – 3:00PM) Bring your quizzes and test banks. Get ready to learn how to […]

Blackboard World 2013 Recap

Recently a team from Valencia traveled to Blackboard World 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more about the future of Blackboard, what other institutions are doing, and best practices. This will be a recount of BbWorld13 in a nutshell (including all the recap videos by Blackboard). One of our instructional designer, Josh Murdock (@ProfessorJosh), was chosen […]

Valencia Bug Watch: Student’s My Grades Error

Recently, due to a bug in Cumulative Patch 12 for Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11, many students are receiving an error message when accessing the My Grades feature in Blackboard, after the instructor creates graded forums, blogs, journals or wikis. Students will see an error message saying, “Not Found. The specified resource was not found […]

Blackboard Quick Tips: Image Style Options in the New Text Editor

With the addition of a new text editor in Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11 came various new options in the text editor. One of these options included expanding the style option available for images. This includes the ability to change the alignment, dimensions in proportion, vertical space, horizontal space, border, and other style features. […]