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James Long
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Blackboard is currently down. I apologize for this. We were running a few updates as recommended by vendor support and services were not supposed to be interrupted. We will have things back up and running as soon as we're able to. Again, I'm sorry if this disrupted your course management.
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Blackboard continues to infuriate. We performed a basic patch a week ago on our server and we have yet to fix all the things it broke. Instructors are currently unable to grade discussion boards and the Journal tool does not work. Also, a 30 minute idle timeout was put into place and has kicked instructors out in the middle of generating course material.
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Yikes. How frustrating. Thanks for your work, James.
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Blackboard: where the only consistency is inconsistency.
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Instructors: I'm currently building a course shell in Canvas to demo at this year's Summer Institute for Innovative Technology (SIIT '13). If you're interested, mark your calendars to be there. The workshop will be Tuesday, August 27th from 2:00 to 3:00.
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I may, but Canvas already has so many great support videos built that it would just be re-creating the wheel. What I can do is make the Canvas shell public for anyone who wants to look at it, or even invite you into the shell as a student so you can participate at a distance.
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Instructors: feel like breaking away from Blackboard this fall? Sign up for a free account with Canvas and see what a 21st century LMS looks like. It costs nothing for you to use.
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Keeping my voice down when I say this, but Blackboard is currently up and stable. The only serious problem I'm aware of right now has to do with Respondus Lock Down browser. Mostly everything else seems to be working okay.
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That means a lot Steve. Thank you! Oh, and Respondus should be fixed now, too.
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I know this will come as a surprise to everyone, but there's something wrong with Blackboard. Currently, if instructors attempt to access previously submitted assignments, they receive an error. Also, students will receive that same error if they attempt to submit an assignment. I am working with Blackboard to correct this and apologize for any inconvenience. It should be corrected by the time classes begin next week.
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It is not related but I am also working on that problem
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This sums it up nicely...
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(we are always glad to help, though!)
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Dear Blackboard: You've had 9 major platform releases. Will you please build an equation editor that works?
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The assessments portion of Blackboard is currently broken and we're working to get it fixed. What this means is students are unable to post assignments or take exams. Instructors will probably not be able to do any grading, editing of tests/assignments, or creating new assignments, tests, etc.
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Academic Technology Consultant
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Academic Technology Consultant for Eastern Oregon University. Amateur artist, poet, and musician.
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  • Eastern Oregon University
    Art, 2010 - present
  • Boise State University
    Art, 1995 - 1997
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