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 […]


Security Warning – Malicious OneClass Chrome Extension

A malicious OneClass Chrome Extension is part of a current phishing scam which, if installed, may send email on users’ behalf and also attempts to collect user credentials. The OneClass Chrome Extension is not available directly via search in the Chrome Extensions Store and users, both instructors and students, are being phished with a link. During […]


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 […]


Blackboard Gamegogy Leaderboard

Want to add some gamification to your Blackboard course?  The Gamegogy Leaderboard module displays a student’s total points and rank, and compares this score to their classmates.  An instructor will see the students’ names displayed, while students will only see an anonymized rank. – Instructors can add “titles” to corresponding levels (e.g., Level 2 = “apprentice”, Level […]