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Trouble Accessing SafeAssign in Blackboard

If you experience trouble accessing SafeAssign on Blackboard, the error you receive may be due to your browser’s cookie settings. If when you try to access SafeAssign you see the following error, please follow the directions provided below. If your SafeAssign issue does not match the conditions listed below, please contact the Blackboard Administrator. Specific Error: The cause of this error is the blocking of 3rd-party cookies by your

Java Advisory for Blackboard Users

Certain features in Blackboard Learn rely on Java to work. The recent java update contains security requirements that require changes to Blackboard Learn. Blackboard is currently making the necessary fixes and plans to release the fixes to institutions on January 21.

Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Updates

Firefox is UTC’s preferred browser for use with Blackboard. However, the most recent release of Firefox (23) may impact your viewing of YouTube videos and other media from within Blackboard.

Course Copy vs Export and Import:

The Center for Online/Distance Learning has identified a handful of fall 2013 courses with errors resulting from a course copy of material from a previous semester.

Respondus has improved its LockDown Browser Experience

Students and faculty using the LockDown browser should be prompted to update to the latest version of the browser the next time they use Lockdown Browser.

The New UTC Online Website

When students return this fall, they will be welcomed to the campus by a new and updated website.

Remote Proctoring

The Walker Center for Teaching & Learning has been highly involved in developing policy for new online and distance program offerings and helping departments make those courses available.  There is growing excitement for developing and offering these courses, but while developing, we need to consider many important things before UTC can offer its stamp of approval.  One of the major considerations is student accountability when it comes to test taking.

Blackboard Update this May

While you head off for some fun in the sun this May the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning (WCTL) will complete an update to the Blackboard system. From May 7-9, 2013 Blackboard will be unavailable to instructors and students, while the system is updated from Service Pack 6 to Service Pack 9. Although this is a minor update (you probably won’t even notice a difference!) there are some new

Blackboard’s Gone Mobile!

The Blackboard Mobile Learn app is now available on most mobile device (iOS, Android, Palm, and BlackBerry) and all network providers. Mobile Learn is available to all UTC students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Blackboard’s mobile app allows for easy access to course announcements, content, and grades on the go! Stay connected with students and explore new opportunities for learning and connecting outside the classroom. While Blackboard Mobile

Exciting Improvements in 2013!

Exciting improvements and enhancements are coming to UTC Online during 2013!  From free apps to new Banner processes, the Center for Online and Distance Learning continues to work to improve online and distance learning at UTC. Did you know that you can access your UTC courses in Blackboard using your smartphone or tablet by downloading the free Blackboard Learn Mobile application?  After you download the app, you will be