Blackboard Maintenance and New Features – SafeAssign Intergration, Student Preview, Bb Grader App

Blackboard Maintenance Tuesday, December 16 &­ Thursday, December 18 Blackboard will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 3:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 3:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. due to maintenance to the system. This will include the upgrade to the latest October 2014 release of Blackboard Learn […]


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 […]


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 […]