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 […]


StudyMate Patch Needed for Blackboard (SP14) Connection

The StudyMate software recently had an issue where several instructors could not connect to our Blackboard servers to publish their StudyMate activities into courses. A patch is available which doesn’t update during the normal update process in StudyMate (version 2.5) that will fix this issue when connecting to the Blackboard server for SP14. Click the […]


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 […]