Recent Important Changes in Blackboard, August 2nd

The University has upgraded its Blackboard system to the latest version. There are two important changes in the new system:

1. COURSES ARE UNAVAILABLE TO STUDENTS UNTIL YOU MAKE THEM AVAILABLE:
This setting allows you to build your courses privately and only give students access when you are ready. To make a course available to students, please review this quick tutorial: Making Courses Available to Students.

2 . COURSE AND SINGLE FILE SIZE QUOTA
Storage for course materials in a single Blackboard course is limited to 250mb. A single file may not exceed 10mb. These quotas are consistent with those used by several other Universities and will prevent the uploading of large audio and video files which use up costly disk space and slow overall system performance. Blackboard has always advised that users link audio/video files to other storage systems rather than upload them to Blackboard.

There are a few options for adding links to audio/video files in Blackboard: [Read more...]

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