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

Change to Pierpont student email

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Please note that this information applies only to FSU faculty who also have Pierpont students in class. This change will not affect FSU student emails.

As of August 1, Pierpont IT moved their student email to Gmail. With that, Pierpont student emails changed from UCA@students.pierpont.edu to UCA@pierpont.edu. If you use Blackboard to communicate with your students, you don’t need to do anything differently. 

Student email addresses added to Global Address List

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:34am -- by Joanie Raisovich

FSU student email addresses were replaced in the Global Address List (GAL) last Friday. By now, Outlook should have updated your GAL, and you should see those emails. If not, please see below.

How to update Outlook GAL

To manually update the GAL, please do the following.

 

Open Outlook and Click File in the upper left corner.

 

Choose Account Settings, and then Download Address Book.

Student email changes

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:47am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Has an email to a student bounced?

IT made some changes over the summer to improve service to student email. This change may result in some incorrectly returned email. If you email a Fairmont State University student and get a bounced email, please do one of the following.

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