Valencia Bug Watch: My Calendar Module in Blackboard Homepage

Many students and instructors are wondering why they only see institutional maintenance dates or other manually created events in the My Calendar module on the Valencia College Blackboard main page or within a course’s My Calendar module in the dashboard. This is due to a current bug with the My Calendar module. The My Calendar […]


Valencia Bug Watch: Video Everywhere issues in Discussions and Assignments

A few bugs have been discovered as faculty and students start using the new Video Everywhere tool that easily integrates YouTube into Blackboard for recording and posting videos. Discussion postings made by students using video everywhere do not have a REPLY button when posted as embedded. The Video Everywhere does not work for students when […]


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 […]