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

 

Hours

Fall/Spring Term Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

IT Teaching and Learning Commons
Room 126 Ruth Ann Musick Library
Phone: 304.367.4810 option 3
Online Help: Quick Answers
help@fairmontstate.edu

IT Blog

Blackboard and Big Blue Button outage

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:18pm -- by Joanie Raisovich

Update: Both systems are available again, as of 6:30.

We are currently experiencing an outage for Blackboard and Big Blue Button. Our hosting provider is aware of the situation, and they are working on the problem. The outage began around 4:05 this afternoon.

IT will post an update here when we have further details. 

Big Blue Button outage

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:06pm -- by Joanie Raisovich

We experienced a Big Blue Button outage from Friday evening on August 29 through the afternoon of September 2.

If you attempted to save a recording during this time window, there is a chance the recording was lost.

WVNET has made changes to the system to address the problem. Please contact the Teaching and Learning Commons at 304-367-4810 if you have questions.

Partnership with WVNET to provide 24/7 Blackboard assistance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:18am -- by Joanie Raisovich

We are excited to begin offering 24/7 Blackboard support for faculty and students through a partnership with WVNET. We have contracted with WVNET to supplement our current support by offering evening and weekend Blackboard assistance.

Please continue to contact the Teaching & Learning Commons during our normal business hours, and contact WVNET for assistance outside those hours. WVNET will be able to support Blackboard questions only; all other questions should be directed to the Teaching & Learning Commons as usual.

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