As you all know, we’re currently engaged in an LMS Review (that’s for “Learning Management System” Review). It’s concerning our academic LMS – for faculty and students.
Notes from our September 5th Taskforce meeting are now available here: http://elearningandinnovation.com/lms-review/lms-process-and-documents/.
Want the video review of the process? Check out the video of progress to date that was shown at the Conference Days at each campus below. This will open in a new window.
Blackboard Support is reporting a SafeAssign service outage. This impacts all faculty and students accessing SafeAssign. We will provide an update when we hear more, but you can check for current Blackboard cloud service status (for services including SafeAssign and Inline Grading) at http://status.blackboard.com/.
PLEASE NOTE: The browser checker link has been updated! It has been changed in the Bb tab resources as well, however if you have the old link in your syllabus it will show up as broken. Find that new link here: https://dlwebapp.tri-c.edu/BrowserChecker/. Shout out to Professor Catanese for the suggestion!
This link was provided in the 8/22/14 blog update for start of term. It is also current on the Blackboard tab for students and faculty.
With thanks – Sasha
The LMS Review is under way and we have completed some key milestones. In an effort to keep you informed about the process, we created this video “What you need to know about the LMS Review.” In this video you will learn why we are conducting the LMS Review, who is on the review Taskforce and how you can share your opinion with the Taskforce.
If you have been experiencing problems with PDFs displaying in Chrome (Google’s browser), Flash content and Shockwave, a solution has been pushed to administrative computers by ITS. It should now be resolved. If you are having problems with this still, you can contact the college’s helpdesk. However, we are available to help with browser issues that impact Blackboard or other eLearning technologies. You can email us at eLifacultysupport@tri-c.edu, or at (216) 987-4257.
A big shout out to George Kanieski for working on the resolution! – Sasha
If you are viewing Blackboard using Internet Explorer in Compatibility view you may see the following error.
Internet Explorer (IE) compatibility view causes display anomalies and errors in Blackboard. Faculty and Students using IE to access Blackboard should turn compatibility view off while using Blackboard.
Steps to Turn Off Compatibility View
Select Tools on the Browser Menu Bar
Click Compatibility View to turn it off.
The window will automatically refresh and you will be able to access content. We recommend turning on Compatibility View after you finish working in Blackboard as other college system may require it. Click on Compatibility View again to turn it back on. If you need assistance completing these steps please email eLifacultysupport@tri-c.edu and the eLi Support team will be happy to help you.
Reminders to keep you moving:
PLEASE NOTE: The browser checker link has been updated! It has been changed in the Bb tab resources as well, however if you have the old link in your syllabus it will show up as broke. Find that new link here: https://dlwebapp.tri-c.edu/BrowserChecker/. Shout out to Professor Cantonese for the suggestion!
You can find support resources for yourself at: http://elearningandinnovation.com/faculty-resources/, and resources for your students at: http://eli.tri-c.edu/Student/Blackboard/How-To/. Remember, help documents come pre-loaded in your Blackboard site under the “Tech Requirements and Computer Skills Needed” section of the “Start Here” button in your course site.
Here is a list of the Newest Blackboard Features. Click on each link to get details on how the new feature works.
Here is a quick link to the Browser Checker just in case you want to repost it for your students.
Don’t forget that Known Issues are posted on the eLi blog. Click “Follow” now and get up-to-the-minute email updates on new postings or save the direct link to your browser favorites. http://elearningandinnovation.com/faculty-resources/known-issues/.
Have a great semester and as always you can reach eLi Support at (216) 987-4257 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Blackboard is up and available to all users. Go to the Bb Server status log link to access details on the outage. The link is located on the Blackboard Tab on My Tri-C space.
Blackboard is temporarily unavailable. eLi and ITS are investigating the issue. We will update the blog with a resolution as soon as it is available.
Internet Explorer (IE) compatibility view causes display anomalies in Blackboard. Faculty using IE to access Blackboard should turn compatibility view off while using Blackboard.