Author Archives: Justin Henry

What’s New in Bb?

As Fall has begun, take a moment to peruse the Fall 2017 Blackboard @ UVM newsletter.  Highlights in this issue include: New Bb Mobile apps – one for students, and  one for instructors. The Respondus Lockdown Browser pilot has been extended through the end of … Continue reading

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Video conferencing product demonstrations

UVM is exploring synchronous platforms to provide video/web conferencing and real-time collaboration services. As part of this process,  there will be four vendor demonstrations: Thursday May 25, 10:00am – 11:00am,  Zoom Thursday May 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Blackboard Collaborate/Ultra Tuesday May 30, 3:30pm – … Continue reading

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Software to help prevent cheating on Bb tests

UVM is currently piloting a tool called “Respondus Lockdown Browser” that can prevent students from opening other windows on their computers while taking a test in Blackboard. We have until May 13, 2017 to evaluate this tool so we’re looking … Continue reading

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Hone Your Skills with Lynda.com

Brief intro by Lynda, herself If you’ve heard of Lynda.com, you’ll probably be very happy to know that UVM now has a full subscription to the service! Lynda.com began in 1995 and has since grown to be one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Three important new features coming to Blackboard@UVM

On May 13, Bb is getting a few important additions. 1. Student Preview (Finally!) A “true” student preview has been one of the all-time top requested Blackboard features. Instead of just being able to see what content is visible (as … Continue reading

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Publisher Tools Now Available on Blackboard

UVM’s Blackboard now has tools that allow instructors to connect their courses to publishers’ online textbook materials and assessments. In the past, publishers sometimes offered “course cartridges” to place publisher materials into your Blackboard course space. Recently, however, they’ve been … Continue reading

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New Features Coming to Blackboard @ UVM

This May, Blackboard @ UVM will be getting an upgrade that will deliver some brand new features and greatly improve a few of the existing ones. We’ll be posting more about these changes in the coming weeks, but here are … Continue reading

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Publisher building blocks coming to Blackboard, Fall 2014

The CTL is taking steps to test and install several textbook publisher add-ons for Blackboard. These add-ons allow faculty to link their courses to externally hosted publisher content and interactive tools. For example, an instructor might use the tool to … Continue reading

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Non-Credit and Extra-Curricular Activity in Bb

UVM licenses a Bb add-on tool that allows individual colleges and organizational units to create and manage course-like “organizations” in Bb. Example uses of these spaces might include: Providing collaborative environments for Residential Learning Communities and student clubs or interest … Continue reading

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Blackboard@UVM is getting a new look.

On December 19th, UVM’s Blackboard system will be upgraded to version 9.1.9. What will I have to do? Aside from the normal end-of-term backups and course management tasks, you won’t have to do anything at all to prepare for this … Continue reading

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