Blackboard Known Issue: Announcements that have Course Links to Unavailable Content are Hidden to Instructors

Following the recent Blackboard Upgrade, we have received several reports that certain announcements can’t be viewed by the instructor after successfully being submitted or copied over from another course.  This happens when an announcement includes a Course Link to an unavailable content item. That Announcement becomes completely hidden until the content is made visible. DO […]


Discussion Board Forum “Access Denied” Error

The latest update to Blackboard has produced a bug that will cause an “Access Denied” error message to instructors trying to access a Discussion Board Forum that is set to unavailable. The error occurs either when you click on the Forum Name or Open from the options menu. Blackboard recognizes this as a Known Issue […]


Blackboard Video Everywhere Changes: Utilize Kaltura for Recording from Webcam Option

YouTube has announced that the webcam capture feature will not be available on YouTube after January 16, 2016. Previously, if you had a webcam built in or connected to your computer, you could record a webcam video on YouTube and upload it directly to the site through the Blackboard Video Everywhere tool (Record from Webcam […]


Adding SMS Text Message Notifications to Blackboard

Various notification options are available in Blackboard for you to personalize. Both students and faculty can choose from various settings for notifications through the Blackboard dashboard, mobile app, and SMS text messaging. It’s fairly simple to add your mobile number and the option to receive certain notification via SMS text messages. Step 1: First you […]


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 […]