Blackboard Upgrade Weekend – 28-30 July

This summer’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place during the weekend 28-30 July 2017. The upgrade will start at the end of the day on Friday, 28th July and continue throughout the weekend. It is predicted that the Blackboard system will be available again by the morning of Sunday the 30th but it should be considered at…

Turnitin unavailable for maintenance on 5 November

We have been informed that Turnitin will not be available for any purpose on 5 November, 1-6pm due to server maintenance and upgrades. This means students will not be able to submit their work and staff will not be able to access reports during that time period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause…

Changes to Bb Support in Blackboard

Following the upcoming Blackboard upgrade (scheduled from 6pm on Friday 5th to midday on Sunday 7th August 2016), there will be changes to the way help and support articles are presented within Blackboard. ‘Where has the Bb Support tab gone?’ The Bb Support tab will move to the right-hand side of the screen and will be…

Change in Blackboard upgrade date

Due to a lengthier upgrade process than usual this year, IS&T need further time to do testing on the Blackboard upgrade. As a result we have had to move the upgrade from its usual date in early July to be the weekend of 5-7 August. The upgrade will start at the end of the day…

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New in Blackboard: Assignment grade settings

This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014. When setting up assignments you will notice there are some changes to way that the Create Assignment page looks and some additional options available. Many settings are now hidden…

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New in Blackboard: Student My Grades

This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014. The student My Grades tool has a refreshed look and feel with newly introduced filtering and ordering options, including viewing only graded, upcoming (in progress or not started),…

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New in Blackboard: Date Management

This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014. The Date Management tool allows the availability and due dates for existing items in a Blackboard site to be easily adjusted from a single location. This includes…

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New in Blackboard: Student Preview

This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014. The new Student Preview mode enables you to experience your site exactly as your students do, e.g. view available content, submit assignments, take tests, create discussion posts,…