We would like to announce an upgrade of Blackboard Paper Administration. We have scheduled the upgrade to happen between 5 pm and 7 pm Wednesday, 21 June. This will mean that there will be no access to Blackboard Paper Administration during this time frame. Blackboard itself will still be available as normal.
This upgrade includes:
- Email notifications to coordinators
- When students will lose access to the Blackboard paper.
- When other staff will lose access to the Blackboard paper.
- Some bug fixes.
Calling all Blackboard users, administrators and gurus – I have an offer too good to be true. For many months I have been planning a new application to help administer Blackboard papers. Currently the system is a very manual one where users for example request a rollover of their paper, that request is emailed to the ITS Service Desk, who log the request and send it to the ITS Blackboard Administration team who in turn manually add all the information you sent through into another system. That’s at least 3 systems and a whole load of manual copying and pasting – over 60 clicks to be precise.
Drum roll please.
eLearning alongside the Application Development team have been slaving away to build the new Blackboard Paper Administration application which will let you manage your own papers. Request rollovers and have them complete within 15 minutes or request a new paper and have that in Blackboard in 15 minutes. Now, before everyone gets to experience this change I’d like to get some real testing done to make sure everything is as easy to use and understand as I’d like it to be. This is where you all come in – if you’re interested in helping out with the testing please fill in the form below. I am hoping to run a focus group session of about an hour (2pm Friday 2 December) and some one-on-one sessions where you get to use the new system and tell me what you think about it and what might benefit from some alterations.
We would like to announce the upgrade of Blackboard for 2016. We have scheduled the upgrade to happen between 5pm Thursday 17 November until 9am Monday 21 November. This will mean that there will be no access to Blackboard during this timeframe.
This upgrade to Blackboard includes several behind the scenes improvements including a fix to the recent slow processing times for SafeAssign reports.