Blackboard upgrade – Assessment-related tool changes

As part of the upcoming Blackboard upgrade there are some changes to tools used for assessment and marking that are worth highlighting. Based on data which is being collected by Faculty teams this summer, we will try to create as many summative assessment items in your Blackboard site as we can, including reassessments. This means we…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade 28-30 July

This is a reminder about the Blackboard upgrade taking place at the end of July. The upgrade will start at 6pm on Friday 28th July 2017 and is expected to be completed on the afternoon of Saturday 29th July 2017. However, Blackboard should be considered at risk throughout all of Sunday 30th July, which means…

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),…