Blackboard Learn 9.1: Upgrade and Bagels & Blackboard

As summer semester comes to an end, we are in preparation to upgrade to the latest service pack for Blackboard Learn. On August 10, 2012 there will be a maintenance window to upgrade Valencia to Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP9.  The majority of the functions will remain the same as our current version (SP6) with a […]


Find Last Date of Attendance in Blackboard Based on a Graded Activity

For online courses, the last date of attendance is the last date a graded activity was submitted.  Activities in this case can be anything graded, such as discussions, blogs, journals, tests, or assignments.  This information can be located in Blackboard’s Grade Center, even if a student has withdrawn themselves from your course.  To search for […]


Using Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard

Blackboard has a variety of great training resources available on its On Demand Learning Center to help instructors and students learn about a topic or tool in Blackboard Learning 9.1. We refer instructors and students to this site all the time to explain a topic in under 5 minutes typically. There are video tutorials and […]


Copying a Test for a Student Who Needs Extra Time

This tutorial will cover the steps to create a copy of a test for a student who needs extra time.  The situation where this would be used is when the student has a documented disability with the Office of Student Disabilities. 1. Navigate to the Control Panel located underneath the course menu. 2. Click on […]


Blackboard Learn: The Beginning of a new era

On behalf of the Office for Information Technology, I would like to thank all Valencia Faculty, Staff, and Students for your patience and support over the past year.  The transition from Blackboard/WebCT CE to Blackboard Learn9.1 has been the major undertaking of the Learning Technology & Alternative Delivery team for the past year. What if […]