• Reflecting Over the Last 3 Months

    The end of September marked the first 3 months of my new role as Chief Client Officer and President of Global Markets. I’m thrilled by the progress we’re making as a company and wanted to share a few highl...
    lblakemore
    created by lblakemore
  • Custom login pages in Saas - third-party account

    Login pages are important.  There are many UX principles and security regulations that apply to them.  Among many good ideas, we want login pages to be aesthetically appealing and guard the main doors to the...
    smachaje
    created by smachaje
  • Update: Upcoming Impact to SCORM with Google Chrome Version 80

    UPDATE: The Google Chrome team is postponing the changes until version 80.   There isn't a release date for version 80 yet but based on their release cadence, it could be available in January.  ...
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    last modified by juliahakes
  • October 7th Outage Update

    I wanted to share some additional information on the service interruption that we experienced on October 7 which resulted in blackboard.com domains being temporarily unavailable. The service interruption was caused by...
    lblakemore
    created by lblakemore
  • 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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  • Inline Assignment Grading Update: August 2019

    Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest so far in next year's Technical Preview.  I've have captured everyone's name who have emailed me directly, through Support or posted a note in the June update...
    juliahakes
    created by juliahakes
  • Join the Q3 Product Roadmap Webinars for Blackboard Learn

    We invite you to join our product management leaders as they provide an update on the vision and roadmap for Blackboard Learn (including the Original experience/9.1 and the Ultra experience), and our mobile apps. We a...
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    created by jbanks
  • 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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  • Institutional Page - Banner Gallery & Specs

    Let's share some banner pictures for the Base Navigation Institutional Pages.  Recently the banner dimensions changed, and there is a trick to having the photo action being in the center axis of the picture. ...
    smachaje
    created by smachaje
  • Notifications in Base Navigation - Ultra cool

    Welcome to the new Blackboard! Now that you're here, tell us how you'd like to be notified of events in your courses.   So, you enabled Base Nav in your Learn system and the first thing you get feedback on are ...
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  • 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
  • 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...
    smachaje
    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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    last modified by md0049252
  • 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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    last modified by sherynanthes
  • 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...
    eschramke
    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
  • 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 ...
    lblakemore
    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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