Blackboard reports that the Crocodoc issue has been resolved and all services should be functioning properly. If you have any continued issues, please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons at 304-367-4810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard has reported a widespread issue with the Crocodoc tool. This is the tool that runs the inline grading, so the issue can cause problems in the submission and grading of assignments, blogs and journals. We have a ticket open with Blackboard and will update you when the issue is resolved.
In order to keep the campus community up-to-date on outages and other issues, we will post an update when we experience Blackboard outages.
Please find below the dates and times of recent outages:
- February 9, 2014, we experienced an outage from approximately 7:30 - 8:15pm.
- February 21-25, 2014, we experienced intermittent outages from approximately 1pm on the 21st to 9:30am on the 25th.
There is still funding available for enrollment in the QM Improve Your Online Class (IYOC) online training session. Sessions are two weeks in length and begin on the following dates:
The registration survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iyoc.
How to Use SafeAssign:
Sunday evening (2/9/14) we experienced a Blackboard outage, from approximately 7-9pm. At this time, WVNET is currently unable to provide the cause or exact length of the outage.
Blackboard's Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is kicking off the 2014 session on February 13, 2014, with a series of upcoming webinars, including:
Writing Objectives and Goals - Feb. 13 at 11am EST
How to Engage Students from the Start - Feb. 20 at 1pm EST
Revenge of the Vendor-Turned-Instructor and his Collaborative Technologies - Feb. 27 at 1pm EST
Authentic Assessment - How Do They Really Know - March 6 at 1pm EST
We have received a request from the Library that if your syllabus is in Blackboard as a learning module, that you include a printable file version. Students who go to the Library to print their course syllabi are having difficulty printing from the learning modules. Thank you for your cooperation.
Here are some helpful links related to online learning:
Quality Matters Training:
The West Virginia Virtual Learning Network (WVVLN) has received a grant to offer additional Quality Matters training to faculty who have completed the “Applying the QM Rubric” course. The course is “Improve Your Online Course” and is offered online at QM with various starting dates before May 31st.
The IT department has scheduled multiple system upgrades over the next few weeks. The following systems will be affected:
It's time to begin preparing your courses for Spring 2014. As you begin this process, here are some important things to remember: