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Professors Only: 201130_SUMMER Blackboard Courses Deleted on November 22

Blackboard course IDs beginning with 201130_SUMMER will be purged from the system on November 22, 2013. Please export and save the data you wish to keep from these courses before November 22, 2013. After this date these courses will no longer be available on your course list and they cannot be restored. Please see the Faculty Information Module on My Blackboard & Courses tab or the Blackboard Help Page for additional information about exporting courses. You must save a copy of the export on a local drive outside of Blackboard to have access to it after the courses are deleted.

Please contact itshelp@odu.edu for any questions about how to export and save courses before November 22, 2013.

Posted: November 20, 2013 / 12:09pm

Professors Only: Preparing for Spring workshops are moved to 1st week in December

ITS has indicated the Spring sites will be created in Blackboard November 25. As a result, we have moved the “Prepare for Spring” workshops to the first week in December.

Please note the new dates and times:

Thu Dec 5 – Gornto 101 – 1:30pm-3:30pm

Fri Dec 6 – Gornto 101 – 10:00am-12:00pm

If you were already registered, your registration has been moved. If you were not registered, please go to http://clt.odu.edu and select Events in the top menu. Seats are available. If you have questions please contact CLT at 757-683-3172 or clt@odu.edu.

Posted: November 20, 2013 / 12:09pm

Professors Only: Blackboard Upgrade to Service Pack 11 - August 18, 2013

As of Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2013, Blackboard will have a new look and new features. A document highlighting some of the major enhancements in Service Pack 11 is available in Blackboard on the Faculty Information Module. The Faculty Information module can be found on three tabs in Blackboard: My Blackboard & Courses or Resources or Help.

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Posted: August 18, 2013 / 10:37am

Professors Only: Spring 2012 Courses (201120) to be Purged May 24, 2013

Blackboard course IDs beginning with 201120_SPRING will be purged from the system on May 24, 2013. Please export and save the data you wish to keep from these courses before May 24, 2013. After this date these courses will no longer be available on your course list and they cannot be restored.

"EXPORT/IMPORT COURSE Instructions" are provided IN Blackboard on the My Blackboard & Courses tab under Faculty InformationThe Faculty Information module also appears on the Help tab and the Resources tab in Blackboard.

Please contact occshelp@odu.edu if you have questions about how to export and save courses before May 24, 2013.

REMEMBER: You must save a copy of the export file on a local drive outside of Blackboard to have access to it after the courses are purged.

Posted: May 2, 2013 / 4:50pm

Professors Only: Mid-Semester Course Evaluations

The Center for Learning and Teaching offers two easy ways for you to collect comments from your students.

  1. The Mid-Semester Course Evaluation survey is designed to collect detailed feedback about how well the course is working. It's an opportunity for faculty to make adjustments during the semester (if time allows) and, of course, to revise the course for future offerings. The survey may be offered once at mid-semester (or in some cases more frequently) and, if course correction is implemented, it can be repeated for comparison at the end of the semester.
  2. The Student Feedback survey is designed to collect "fast" feedback and can be used weekly, after each teaching module or unit, or on another cycle deemed appropriate by the instructor.

To administer either or both of these surveys in Blackboard, simply download the package file, import it into your course site, and deploy the survey(s) in a content area of your choice. When you use Blackboard to administer either or both of these surveys, you assure your students of anonymity, and you will be able to view the collective results quickly and easily. Please note: the responses of individuals are not associated with their identities in surveys.

To import these tools into your Blackboard course site(s), follow the steps provided in the tutorial at http://clt.odu.edu/tools/mid-semester_evaluation. Or go to http://clt.odu.edu and click Tools for Teaching.

If you have any questions, please contact CLT: clt@odu.edu or 683-3172.

Posted: Feb 22, 2013 / 9:36pm

Professors Only: Blackboard Fall 2011 Courses (201110) to be Purged March 18, 2013

Blackboard course IDs beginning with 201110_FALL will be purged from the system on March 18, 2013. Please export and save the data you wish to keep from these courses before March 18, 2013.

After this date these courses will no longer be available on your course list and they cannot be restored. Please see the Faculty Information Module on My Blackboard & Courses tab or the Blackboard Help Page for additional information about exporting courses.

REMEMBER: You must save a copy of the export file on a local drive outside of Blackboard to have access to it after the courses are purged.

Please contact occshelp@odu.edu if you have questions about how to export and save courses before March 18, 2013.

Posted: Feb 14, 2013 / 9:10pm

Professors Only: Campus Pack Wikis, Blogs, Podcast discontinued effective Spring 2013
OCCS has announced that the Campus Pack tools (wikis, blogs, podcast) will be discontinued in Spring 2013.  Please see the announcement in Blackboard in the Faculty Information module on the My Blackboard & Courses tab that reads:
"Important notice!!! If you are using the Campus Pack Suite for Blogs, Wikis, or Podcast, this application tool will be going away at the end of Spring 2013 Semester. Please start to use the Blackboard Blogs and Wikis. If you have any questions or concerns about this or your current course configuration please contact occshelp@odu.edu. "
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Posted: Dec 5, 2012 / 9:00pm

Professors Only: Summer 2011 Blackboard Courses to be Purged October 16, 2012
Blackboard course IDs beginning with 201030_SUMMER will be purged from the system on October 16, 2012. Please export and save the data you wish to keep from these courses before October 16, 2012. After this date these courses will no longer be available on your course list and they cannot be restored.

Please see the Faculty Information Module on My Blackboard & Courses tab or the Blackboard Help Page for additional information about exporting courses. You must save a copy of the export on a local drive outside of Blackboard to have access to it after the courses are deleted.

Please contact occshelp@odu.edu for any questions about how to export and save courses before October 16, 2012.
Posted: Oct 11, 2012 / 10:43am

Blackboard is available
The upgrade has been complete and Blackboard is now available. Please see the list of supported browsers and operating systems if you are experiencing browser issues.
Posted: Aug. 20, 2012 / 9:33am

Blackboard is unavailable August 15-17
Blackboard is scheduled to be upgraded to version 9.1 on August 15 through 17, and will be down during this period. For the latest status on the project upgrade, please refer to the OCCS Blackboard 9.1 Upgrade page.
Posted: Aug. 15, 2012 / 1:32pm