Changes to E-mail Address in Blackboard Learn

On May 17, we will be changing all e-mail addresses in Blackboard Learn to users’ @purdue.edu.
How I am affected?

Your e-mail address in Blackboard will be listed as your @purdue.edu address, but when students e-mail you, you will still receive the e-mail in your @purduecal.edu mailbox.
How are my students affected?

Students’ e-mail addresses in Blackboard will appear as their @purdue.edu address, but they will still receive their e-mail in their @purduecal.edu gmail mailbox.

New Features in Blackboard Arriving May 17th

New Features in Blackboard Arriving May 17th

In March the Office of Instructional Technology spent time testing new service packs 12, 13, and 14 in Blackboard Learn. There are quite a few new features that we will gain by upgrading to service pack 14, some of which are highlighted below.
The move to service pack 14 is scheduled for May 17th. Please contact the Office of Instructional Technology if you have any questions about these features.

OIT Web Accessibility

We did it. 100% of the legacy Web pages under the supervision of Purdue University Calumet’s Department of University Relations are in compliance with our Web Accessibility Policy. This is based on reviews done using the evaluation software tool Compliance Sheriff by HiSoftware.

Compliance Sheriff™ is software that scans content online and it can only tell us so much. It recognizes its limitations by flagging some issues as requiring visual inspection or a judgment call by a person. Because of that, the tool rarely reports a site at 100%. It’s up to us to verify the extra percent or so. And we have done that with those sites.

A Common Error in SafeAssign

Recently, we have discovered a solution to the following SafeAssign error: “Sorry we do not think you are logged in to SafeAssign. Your session may have timed out. If you have received this message in error, please contact your system administrator.”  Click on the following link to access the solution for this error: How to […]

Tips for Technology – Missing a scroll bar in the Grade Center?

Using Mac OS X, faculty may not be able to see the horizontal scroll bar when viewing the Grade Center. Without the horizontal scroll bar, faculty will only see the first a few columns with no way to get to the rest of the columns. This is caused by a change in the default behavior of scroll bars in OS X starting with Lion.

New Technology to support your teaching

TechSmith: Camtasia and Snagit Camtasia is computer screen recording and video editing software.  You can use Camtasia to: Narrate and record PowerPoint slides, Web pages, or software demonstrations Edit your recordings with the powerful, yet easy to use, video editor Enhance your recordings with ready-to-use themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts, and more Create captions for […]