Turn off Compatibility View to use Blackboard in Internet Explorer

If you are viewing Blackboard using Internet Explorer in Compatibility view  you may see the following error.
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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
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Click Compatibility View  to turn it off.

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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.


Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester Start

Reminders to keep you moving:  

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 elifacultysupport@tri-c.edu!

The Fall Blackboard Updates are ready!

The Office of eLearning & Innovation and ITS will be applying minor updates to Blackboard on Thursday August 7th, and Friday August 8th. The update includes new features such as the Test Access log, the Groups Manager, and new Course Messages notification options.
Blackboard will be unavailable from 5:00 am until 8:00 am on Thursday and Friday mornings while the update is installed. Click on the videos below to preview the new functionality.

Test Access Log
Group Management


LMS Review Update

Here’s the latest from the LMS Review Taskforce. Last week the Taskforce participated in two vendor demos: Canvas and Brightspace. We had lots of questions for each vendor, in fact we had more questions than we had time. So, we will be sending a list of written questions to each vendor.

It’s so exciting to see the workgroups making progress on their sprints:

  • The RFP Workgroup is expecting to complete the RFP by September 2nd.
  • The Communications Workgroup is writing and submitting an article for Inside Tri-C.
  • The Faculty Communications Workgroup is creating on a fun poster campaign to get the word out about the LMS Review.  Look for posters at a campus near you!

Thanks to all the LMS Review Taskforce members for your time and dedication to this project.  Remember this is an inclusive process, so let your voice be heard.  Complete the Feedback Form here and don’t forget to follow this blog by clicking the blue button in the navigation area on the left-hand side.

-Melanie Thompson LMS Review Project Coordinator & On-the-Ground Reporter

Global Navigation in Blackboard

Lately, we have had some questions about Blackboard’s Global Navigation features. Check out the video and link below for some refresher information on this tool in Blackboard.


If you ever have any Blackboard questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 216-987-4257 or eLiFacultySupport@tri-c.edu


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