Adding an Avatar to Blackboard Learn (VIDEO)

Your personal avatar has become more visible in the latest update to Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11, especially with the changes to discussions. Adding an avatar may give students a better connection with you as a person when featuring your photo (see above). You might want to think about asking your students to do the […]


Valencia Canvas Pilot Update

The Canvas pilot included 15 Valencia College faculty from various disciplines and campuses, who held courses in Instructure Canvas’s learning management system during the spring semester. The pilot faculty and Learning Technology Services team had a debrief meeting to discuss the survey results from both students and faculty, the OIT report comparing the two systems, and possible next […]


Blackboard SP11 Features Webinar Recording

The Instructional Design team has conducted several webinars over the last few weeks on the new features available in Blackboard Learn SP11. These new features (mentioned here) will be available for summer semester at Valencia College. Don’t worry if you missed out on the webinar, we recorded one just for you! Take 30 minutes to watch […]


Blackboard Learn 9.1: Maintenance Window and New Features for SP11

Blackboard Maintenance Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Blackboard will be unavailable on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. until Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. due to maintenance to the system. This will include the upgrade to Service Pack 11. Upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11 (SP11) As spring […]


SoftChalk Create (version 8) Now Available – Lots of New Features

SoftChalk Create (version 8) is now available for Valencia College faculty and staff to utilize. You can download this update, including the new license information, at the LTS Secure Download site. Visit the Blackboard Essentials Self-Paced course inside Blackboard Learn or email onlinehelp[AT]valenciacollege.edu from your Valencia email account for information on how to access this […]