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 […]


StudyMate Patch Needed for Blackboard (SP14) Connection

The StudyMate software recently had an issue where several instructors could not connect to our Blackboard servers to publish their StudyMate activities into courses. A patch is available which doesn’t update during the normal update process in StudyMate (version 2.5) that will fix this issue when connecting to the Blackboard server for SP14. Click the […]


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 […]