Message Notifications Just Got a Lot Easier in Blackboard

A frequent enhancement request for Blackboard Learn 9.1 by our faculty and many other faculty around the country is the ability to see if you have a message within a course without having to log into each course. This would be especially helpful for faculty teaching a large load of courses using Blackboard and utilizing […]


Blackboard SP6 New Features & Enhancements: Ready for the Upgrade?

Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP6 has been tested by Valencia’s LTAD team to upgrade our systems next week. Below are some of the new features and enhancements relating directly to teaching in learning, which includes the much anticipated interactive rubrics. Upcoming Blackboard outage – Aug 8 & 9 Blackboard will be down for maintenance and upgrades […]


Blackboard Learn: The Beginning of a new era

On behalf of the Office for Information Technology, I would like to thank all Valencia Faculty, Staff, and Students for your patience and support over the past year.  The transition from Blackboard/WebCT CE to Blackboard Learn9.1 has been the major undertaking of the Learning Technology & Alternative Delivery team for the past year. What if […]


Add a Facebook Widget to a Blackboard Course

Adding a Facebook Widget to your Blackboard Learn 9.1 course could be a great tool or resource for students if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below. Do you utilize Facebook or Facebook “Like” Page? Want to show the latest updates of a Facebook “Like” page? Want to promote you “like” page to […]


Update All File Permissions in Blackboard Learn

Updated 5/12/11 File permissions in Blackboard Learn have caused a few issues with students not being able to access files that are housed inside your course due to lack of read permissions granted to students in the course’s file manager. Valencia recently upgrade to Service Pack 5 for Blackboard Learn which seems to address the […]