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We have become aware of an issue this semester where, on occasion, students who have dropped courses in Banner retain access to Blackboard. When systems function as designed, this is not an issue. We are working with the Banner team to resolve this issue, and will provide an update when available. Meanwhile, please submit a […]

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Here are five Gradebook Setup Tips from your team in Innovative Learning.   “How do I set up Overall Grades?”   Tip #1:* Important Use the weighted grading calculation to show students the running total of their overall grade. Assign the weighted percentage values to each gradable item according to the assessment plan or structure of your published course outline.   “How do I […]

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Here are the highlights of this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below: Forms Instructors often find themselves in situations where a survey form is more appropriate than a test when collecting information about students’ preference, interests and opinions. However, in the past, survey forms were […]

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We’ve previously shared information about the limitations of using Respondus Lockdown Browser on a Chromebook. Since it appears that the Lockdown Browser is not compatible with the Blackboard Ultra we use, we’ve opened a ticket with Respondus. We’ll provide updates on this issue once we receive a response from them. In the meantime, prevent your […]

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We have previously posted information about the limitations of Respondus Lockdown Browser with Chromebook on BBHub in an article published in December 2023. We are also investigating the issues with Chromebook reported by faculty. We will provide further information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, please advise your students to use a […]

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Next storage clean-up date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024. On that date, all Live, DEVU, and MSTR courses from Fall 2022 will be deleted from Humber systems. This includes all Banner- and Destiny 1-generated courses. Please note the future dates for this academic year: May 31, 2024 – All Live, DEVU and MSTR courses from Winter 2023 will be deleted […]

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Here are the highlights of this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below: AI Design Assistant – Authentic Assessment prompt generation AI Design Assistant now includes a new feature that helps instructors create more authentic assignments. When creating a new assignment, instructors will see an ‘auto-generate […]

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Respondus Lockdown Browser is available from Blackboard, however, there are some limitations with chromebook. We recommend students to use other types of devices for test taking. Chromebook known limitations include the following: LockDown Browser’s Spreadsheet feature isn’t currently supported. The extended keyboard functions (for adding symbols and special characters) isn’t currently available. “Allow access to specific […]

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Here are the highlights of this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below: Authentic Discussion and Journal prompts The new AI feature can assist in generating a topic and description for discussion and journal if the instructor chooses to do so. Click ‘auto-generate discussion’ when starting […]

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The AI Design Assistant tool is now available to instructors as an optional tool within Blackboard Ultra. We prepared our online resource at Blackboard Help Page. It includes external links related to Anthology’s approach to AI, and how to use the AI Design Assistant. We also included screenshots of walkthrough for the features, and the […]

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