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 […]


Blackboard Known Issue: Drag and Drop Not Working in Course Menu, Content Areas, and Grade Center

Following the recent Blackboard Upgrade, we have received several reports that drag and drop reordering in the Course Navigation menu, Content areas, and Grade Center is not working as expected in some courses. Solution/ Workaround: Click on the Keyboard Accessible Reorder button. In the Content Areas (such as Announcements, Content, Start Here, etc) this tool […]


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 […]


Where did SafeAssign go in Blackboard?

Where did SafeAssign go in Blackboard? You might have noticed that SafeAssign isn’t an option under the Assessments tab when adding content to Blackboard. SafeAssign hasn’t disappeared from Blackboard, it’s just now intergraded into Assignments. Under the same Assessments tab click the Assignment link. One of the options when creating an assignment is “Submission Details”. […]


What is the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard?

What is the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard? For many years, faculty have been asking for a true student preview of Blackboard without having to log in and out of the system as different users. Your wish has been granted with the new Student Preview mode in Blackboard. The former “Test Student” tool in […]