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Blackboard: Course Merge

If you are teaching two different sections of the same course, they can be merged into one. This can be helpful in saving time and energy when you are posting the same materials, assignments, ect. into the same sections. Please contact the IT department at to request a course merge.   Post by Kaitlyn […]
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Blackboard: Spring Classes are Here

Spring 2015 classes are now available on Blackboard. You may notice that the naming schema has changed, but everything else is the same. Please feel free to contact Kaitlyn Reish at for any course copies or merges. Click HERE to return to the Techblog    
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The New Passport Mobile App

We have recently released a new passport mobile app. You can now view your account balance, make a deposit, and deactivate your card if it lost or stolen right from your phone. Simply search for Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts in the app store or play store. The interface for the passport mobile app on an […]
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Blackboard: Using the Content Editor to its Full Potential

Did you know the content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations, hyperlinks, tables, pictures, videos and much more? The content editor can be found throughout the Blackboard system as the default editor. The editor is available to all users, even students. Keep this in mind when creating assignments. Students would be […]
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Blackboard: Uploading Test Questions from a Word Document

Did you know that you could import a test that was creating in Microsoft Word into Blackboard? The College of Southern Idaho has created a Blackboard Quiz Generator that allows you to import tests created in Word or any other text document. It is a simply copy and paste and the generator will automatically create […]
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Blackboard: Faculty Export of Rubrics

Are you trying to export a rubric from one course to another in Blackboard and getting the below error message? Oct 3, 2014 9:19:47 AM - Fatal: access denied ("" "F:\blackboard" "read") Oct 3, 2014 9:19:47 AM - Status: The operation export did not complete. You are not alone. Unfortunately, with the upgrade of Blackboard […]
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Blackboard: Grade Center Setup

I have posted about Blackboard Grade Center in the past, but I wanted to go into more detail. The documentation I posted before went over all functions and features in the grade center. The documentation below will give you set by step instructions on how to specifically set up your grade center for the semester. […]
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Blackboard: Unrecoverable Loop Error Fix

                                  Are you getting the below error message when trying to access a specific course on Blackboard? Well, I have a solution if you ever see this error! You will need to clear your browser of cookies and cache. […]
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How to Access Starfish Within Blackboard

Are you having trouble accessing the Starfish tab in Blackboard? The Office of Information Technology has put together a short tutorial guide on how to access Starfish through Blackboard. You can find this tutorial guide HERE.     Post by Kaitlyn Reish, Training Specialist at HPU. Click HERE to return to the Techblog
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IT Update: Blackboard Upgrade

On Thursday during the hours of midnight to 4:00am, the Office of Information Technology will be upgrading the Blackboard site to the newest version. Although the interface will look the same, there are some new features and enhancements that could be beneficial. Below are a list of the new features and enhancements.   Grade Center Improvements […]
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