The Teaching & Learning Commons supports Blackboard and its related technologies. For assistance with any of these, please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons at TLC@fairmontstate.edu. You may also call 304-367-4810.

Supported Software & Tools

Blackboard

Service Pack 12 Information

Our current version of Blackboard is Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 12. Here is some helpful information on this service pack:

Service Pack 12 Instructor Information - see the menu on the left side of the page for information on specific topics.

Blackboard Manuals & Resources:

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is our online course management systems which provides a set of tools that facilitate a web-based learning environment.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 On Demand Learning Center

Blackboard provides short, on-demand videos and resources for building content, communication,  collaboration, and assessment.  Each of the links below provides several helpful videos and documents.

Publisher Content Assistance

StudyMate by Respondus

StudyMate Class, a companion tool to Respondus, is a tool which can be used to create learning objects, practice quizzes and unscored exams.

StudyMate Class Demo Video (requires Adobe Flash Player)

Respondus

Respondus is a software tool which can be used to create quizzes and exams offline in the Windows environment and then be printed or published directly to Blackboard Vista.

Respondus 4.0 Demo Videos (require Adobe Flash Player)

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

LockDown Browser Demo Video (requires Adobe Flash Player)

Safe Assign by Blackboard

The Safe Assign plagiarism tool makes it easy to identify students who submit unoriginal work, and also acts as a powerful deterrent to stop plagiarism before it starts.

SafeAssign by Blackboard

Turning Technologies - Student Response System (Clickers)

Student response technology is an effective tool that helps facilitate pedagogical best practices and enhance student learning.

ConnectYard - Emergency Text Messages & Communication

HTML

This guide was designed to help with the formatting of syllabuses, course descriptions, outlines, etc., for Blackboard documents. These are basic HTML codes that will allow you to easily format a document to be viewed over the Internet

IT Blog

Email and streaming server outage this weekend

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:19am -- by Joanie Raisovich

IT will be performing important server maintenance this weekend, affecting the following two systems.

The streaming server will be unavailable from midnight tonight until Saturday at noon. The streaming server stores video and other media used in courses, so those will be unavailable during this period.

FSU email for faculty and staff will be unavailable from midnight Saturday night until noon on Sunday. You will not lose any email, but you will be unable to check email during this time. Student webmail will not be affected.

Problems emailing students?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:15am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Update: If this solution doesn't resolve the problem, please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons for further assistance, x4810.

Some people have reported that they are getting bounced emails when emailing students.

The problem appears to be a cached contact issue. We made some changes on the mail server and the contact stored in Outlook is looking for the file we removed. We made this change to resolve other email issues, but this is a side-effect of that fix.

To resolve the problem

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Contact Info

IT Teaching and Learning Commons
Room 126 Ruth Ann Musick Library
Phone: 304.367.4810 option 3
E-Mail: help@fairmontstate.edu