Blackboard Ate My Content!

Modern browsers can do some pretty amazing things. They can display content in a consistent manner across all of your devices, remember your credentials, save your bookmarks and favorites and even keep you secure while browsing the Web. But keeping you secure is no easy feat! Many factors are at play. One of the features […]


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 […]


Unsecure Content or Mixed Content (http) Doesn’t Display in Blackboard’s Secure Page (https)

Browsers (Internet Explorer 9 or later, Chrome 21 or later, Firefox 23 or later ) will display an “unsecure content” or “mixed content” security notification if you try to load non-secure (http URL) external content within Blackboard (e.g., embedded Youtube videos, Screencast videos, etc.). Our Blackboard is running as a secure server (https URL).  Modern browsers […]


Valencia Bug Watch: My Calendar Module in Blackboard Homepage

Many students and instructors are wondering why they only see institutional maintenance dates or other manually created events in the My Calendar module on the Valencia College Blackboard main page or within a course’s My Calendar module in the dashboard. This is due to a current bug with the My Calendar module. The My Calendar […]


Updates to Course Copy for Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP9

The course copy process has changed a little, giving additional options under Settings. Instructors should be able to click settings (or select all) to get the sub settings they have access to copy in this process (Banner Image, Language Pack, and Navigation Settings). Faculty should not click the other Settings sub options, it will produce […]