• Fixing that pesky Learn Ultra login page logo issue

    I take no credit for the content of this blog post. The work involved here is all Santiago Vanegas and going forward I'm going to get him to write his own blog posts with these nuggets in.   One of the things w...
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    created by nc36270
  • Inline Grading and New Box View Update: June 2019

    As I mentioned in my May blog post, we will be replacing the New Box View experience for Inline Assignment grading for both the Original and Ultra experiences.  If you haven't read my previous post...
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  • LTI Tool Generation for Ultra Navigation

    Ultra Navigation is a wonderful feature, which is a modern gateway to online learning with Blackboard.  Would you like to add more resources in the Tools area or grant to those resources access to students or fac...
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    created by smachaje
  • REST : 20 Minute Complete Setup Guide

    Good afternoon,    If you are interested in REST, but don't know how to get started this is for you. I've created a shareable notebook with all steps needed to go from NO REST experience / integration to mak...
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  • Updated Learn Migration Information Gathering Building Block

    We are happy to announce that the Learn Migration Information Gathering Building Block has been updated to provide Ultra Base Navigation and Courses compatibility/equivalency information.  Install the Building Bl...
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  • Women in STEM, The Future Digital Landscape: Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen Sets The Scene

    By Nicole Wall | Jul 08, 2019   In today’s world, digitalisation has impacted almost every industry and fundamentally changed the way we work. Advancements in technology and investments in artifi...
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    created by eschramke
  • Design at #BbWorld19

    “I want to run an empathy map exercise with first-time online instructors.” “You need to build out this concept, and I won’t take, ‘We will see,’ as an answer!” “I don...
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    created by stolleb
  • Self-registration in courses with Ultra Navigation

    I've written before about guest access to Original courses in Ultra Navigation.  This post is about self-registration in Ultra Navigation.  The expected behavior in the system is:   1. Enable self-regi...
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  • Start Bundling & Linking to 3rd Party Java Libraries

    This is a follow on to the recent blog post about HttpClient .jar files. I'm writing because another vendor was using the Axis libraries we had in the classpath pre 3700.5.0. Those are gone too.   Always bundle ...
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    created by mkauffman
  • Accelerating our Business through Change

    At Blackboard, we’ve been on a journey over the past few years to realign our business to be the best partner we can be for the education community.  As a company, we’ve learned how to take advantage ...
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    created by lblakemore
  • Evaluate adoption of your LMS with course design groups

    We're happy to announce a new feature in BbStats: Latent Class Analysis with Annual adoption report. Some time ago we reported about a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago about Patterns in Faculty Lear...
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  • Guest Access - link generation tool for Ultra Navigation

    How important is guest access to your school?   After our Saas migration a strange thing has appeared.  Our system no longer allows guest access.  It appears, with Ultra navigation, this is by design t...
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  • NOTICE! No More HttpClient 3.x In Learn 3700.5.0 and Later

    I'm writing this to inform B2 developers that Blackboard has removed the Apache Commons HttpClient 3.x library from /usr/local/blackboard/systemlib in Blackboard Learn 3700.5.0. We are using HttpClient 4.x in Learn ve...
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    created by mkauffman
  • Celebrating Your Achievements

    I am excited to announce the 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award Winners. Each year, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the innovative achievements of our clients. We do this through the Blackboard Catalyst A...
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    created by sherynanthes
  • Using Blackboard Goals to Monitor Curriculum and for Accreditation

    A feature in Blackboard called Goals allows faculty and departments to collect information for accreditation or other purposes as to how programs and curriculum aligns with course goals.   Faculty can align cour...
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  • Inline Grading and New Box View Update: May 2019

    I am pleased to share today what we're planning for the future and appreciate all of the feedback regarding the current functionality with the New Box View experience. When Box acquired Crocodoc, we believed that Box ...
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  • Who is Your Favorite Blackboarder?

    Clients often tell me how an employee has gone above and beyond expectations to help them. We strive to recognize our employees who excel in their work.  This year, we have created a new award to recognize a Bla...
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    created by sherynanthes
  • Reflections on TLC Europe

    As my first blog as your Chief Client Officer, I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself.   I am originally from St.Louis, Missouri but for the past 18 years I have lived in South Bend, Indiana with ...
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    created by eschramke
  • Transitions

    Over the past 2-plus years, I’ve had the great opportunity to serve as Blackboard’s first Chief Client Officer. As we created this role, I travelled the world to meet many of you and serve as a liaison and...
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    created by tjatkin
  • Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship DevCon + BbWorld 2019

      About the Scholarship As a market leader in education technology, Blackboard understands the critical need for professional development in the workplace. We value diversity of perspectives, ideas and skills. ...
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    created by eschramke