Kaltura’s Newest Features: CaptureSpace and Interactive Online Video Quizzing

Valencia’s new video delivery platform, Kaltura has several new video features and can make sharing videos with your students easy. Students can also use many of these features anywhere the text editor is available. CaptureSpace Kaltura CaptureSpace allows you to capture multi-stream recordings of up to three video inputs synchronized with a PowerPoint presentation or […]


Easily Add Smarthinking To Your Course Menu

Smarthinking offers help in writing, reading, mathematics, science, business, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish, nursing, allied health, computers and technology. It is intended to serve as an extension of Valencia’s on-campus tutoring center that can be utilized when the space is at capacity, after hours or offsite from any location with an internet […]


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 […]


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 […]


Blackboard SP11 Features Webinar Recording

The Instructional Design team has conducted several webinars over the last few weeks on the new features available in Blackboard Learn SP11. These new features (mentioned here) will be available for summer semester at Valencia College. Don’t worry if you missed out on the webinar, we recorded one just for you! Take 30 minutes to watch […]