• accessing SOAP web services on SAAS/Ultra smoke servers

    Hello,   I was given 60-days' access to partner-smoke-test-a.blackboard.com and partner-smoke-test-b.blackboard.com. My main concern is whether the web services and LTI would still work as desired, so that's my ...
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  • Fun Ribbons @BbWorld

    This year I am reaching out to the Community to see what funny ribbons you can come up with that we can give away at BbWorld. Rather than just order the generic funny ribbons I thought it would be interesting to see w...
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  • Learn 2016 Theme Issues & Fixes Master List

    There are a few issues with the 2016 theme but the fixes are spread out in threads here and on various mailing lists which makes it hard for people moving to the 2016 theme to know where to start/what to prioritise so...
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  • *** Upgrade Club 2019 ***

    The first rule of upgrade club is that everyone talks about upgrade club.   The purpose of this thread is for anyone doing an upgrade this year to check in, state what version/platform they are on now, and to wha...
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  • Distant Tutoring rather than Distance Learning

    I have a friend who is based in Zimbabwe who would like to get involved with online tutoring of students.  So this is a bit of a reversal to the normal distance learning paradigm of the tutor being local and...
    last modified by knight.jonathan
  • Ultra Course Cards Delete/Replace Banners?

    *We are still using original course view.  But the Ultra navigation. From what I am seeing if you change your new Course Card image it replaces your banner image, normally changed in Learning Styles.  Once ...
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  • Join Our Team - Instructional Support Coordinator

    Join Our Team!The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center (FDIDC) at Northern Illinois University is seeking an Instructional Support Coordinator. This is a twelve-month, full-time staff pos...
    created by srichter
  • Q2 2019 upgrade

    I have a window to update Blackboard on our self-hosted environment on the 20 July 2019.   I've always upgraded to the latest edition of Blackboard Learn on that day and it's been very straight forward and I've ...
    last modified by knight.jonathan
  • Looking for a learning object repository

    We are looking for a learning object repository that can integrate with Blackboard to store  content in a manner that can be searched meaningfully (perhaps with keywords/metadata). Something similar to ...
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  • Create Recording Feature to launch in EU on 7 March

    I've just seen this article: https://blackboard.secure.force.com/apex/btbb_articleview?id=kAA39000000CbCtGAK which announces the availability of the audio and video recording facility for student feedback for clien...
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  • Transitioning from Mobile Learn to Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor Apps

    The following message was posted today on Behind the Blackboard. Please feel free to add any comments or questions here. Transitioning from Mobile Learn to the Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor appsEffective today...
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  • Postgres Maintenance Did Not Happen

    Hello!   I received the following update from Support last night:   As per Amazon AWS confirmation the upgrade wasn't done today so it will be performed June 18th during their normal Tuesday Amazon Web Ser...
    created by heather.crites
  • Upgrades & Re-pushes - What Admins Have to Fix Each Time

    Please take a few minutes and post what each of you have to do when Blackboard pushes out an update, push, or re-push of a version? What do you have to turn off that has been turned back on?   What do you ...
    last modified by ks27590
  • Updated: Changes to Java JDK and impact to Building Blocks in Learn SaaS

    Updated 10 June 2019   To address recent changes in Oracle’s Java support model, Blackboard Learn is transitioning to adopt the latest version of OpenJDK as it’s released. Our new target for...
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  • Changing the global navigation's menu

    Someone in today's admin hours was asking about changing the global nav's background. I tried to search and post to the chat our mods but did not have the time to do so properly, so here it is:   /*MYBLACKBOARD*...
    last modified by emunoz
  • Discussion #1: Introduce Yourself!

    Tell us your name, role, institution, how long you’ve been using Blackboard Learn, your current deployment method (self-hosted, managed hosted, or SaaS), and what you’re looking to get out of this cohort p...
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  • Overdue Notifications from Turnitin assignments

    Since we moved to SaaS a couple of months ago we have noticed a steady increase of students saying they have received overdue notifications from their Blackboard daily digest emails when its not relevant to them. ...
    last modified by sheftom
  • Comparison of Blackboard Original and Blackboard Ultra Courses

    I've been working on a document to give us a snapshot of the feature differences between Blackboard Original and Blackboard Ultra courses.   I thought this might be useful to the wider community, so thought i'd ...
    last modified by sheftom
  • Bb Ultra Customizations, ¿what do we want?

    During the presentation Matthew Deeprose, Sam Cole and I did at TLC last week in Newcastle (thanks to all that attended, by the way), one person in the audience raised the question: "What about Ultra? What can we...
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  • Q2 2018 CU10 patch

    I did the security update last night on our production system moving from CU6 to CU10 on our Q2 2018 installation on CentOS 6.   Normally these are dead easy and take 40 minutes or so (my best time is 25 minutes...
    last modified by knight.jonathan