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The July 2022 release is robust with features in four areas: assessment and grading; richer course and content design. They include: Select a points overall grade calculation Download grade history Edit the points a student earns on an assessment question Copy question banks Convert Blank Pages in Original Course View to Documents in Ultra Course […]

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10 June 2022 — Blackboard Purge — ALL Sites up to and Including Winter 2021 A reminder of the next scheduled deletion of all old BB sites up to and including Winter 2021. When: June 10, 2022 What will be purged: All Winter 2021 Courses including all DEV/DEVU/SBX/SBXU/MSTR Courses generated on and before April 18th, 2021. […]

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There have been a number of incidents where the feedback that instructors have provided to students on assessments (ex. Assignments) has been completely lost and unable to be retrieved. This is a software defect in Blackboard which we have escalated to the Blackboard team for them to resolve. As midterms and finals will be approaching […]

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We have discovered a new bug when using the Panopto Portal in Blackboard Ultra in the Firefox browser, the browser does not fully load the portal. Please see the below screenshot. This impacts employees and students as they cannot use the Panopto portal to view or create Panopto videos. We recommend using Google Chrome to […]

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The new update with Blackboard Ultra now allows for instructors and students to author and share computer code in the Content Editor using a new Code Snippet tool. The Content Editor identifies eleven programming syntaxes: Python Java JavaScript Kotlin R PHP Go C Swift C# HTML For more details regarding this new update, please see […]

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The new update with Blackboard Ultra allows for instructors to decide when assessment results become available to students. Instructors now have the ability to hide the test results and also the test questions. For more details regarding this new update, please see Blackboard’s resource: Student Feedback Display Controls   

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Please be advised that due to the high volume at the beginning of the term, it may take 12-48 hours to complete a course copy. For instructions on how to complete a course copy, please see our resource on Copying a Blackboard Ultra Course.

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Manual Weighted Column vs Overall Grade Calculation Discrepancy  We have found minor grade differences when using a manually created weighted column versus the overall grade function to calculate Midterm and Final Grades   We recommend using the Overall grade function for Midterm and Final Grade calculations as it is the most accurate. Please see the […]

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Greetings Faculty, sharing a timely reminder as the semester end approaches: Winter 2022 Collaborate Recordings Cleanup. Recordings made January 1 – April 22, 2022 (e.g. this semester) will be deleted as of May 15, 2022. Please back up / upload to Panopto any Winter 2022 Collaborate recordings that students with extensions or accommodations might need or that you’d like to retain […]

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We suggest that instructors not use the Peer Review feature in Assignments within their courses until an identified issue has been resolved. Background: One of our instructors ran into a problem a few weeks ago with peer review based assignments We have reported to Blackboard and as of this writing, Bb has been unable to […]

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