• Latest Fall 2015 Updates:

    Tips for Faculty – Blackboard Semester Start September 8th, 2015
    Blackboard New Semester Checklist for LaGuardia Faculty

    On September 21st, 2015 CUNY CIS will archive all 2013 courses (Spring/Fall).
    After that time, courses from these semesters will nolonger be available in Blackboard.
    To have an (already) archived course restored to Blackboard, please send your request through this form: https://www.laguardia.edu/sschelp-fac

    It will take approximately 3 business days for a course to be restored following the work order being sent to CUNY CIS.

    Latest Fall 2014 Updates:

    What's New in Blackboard?

    Faculty: Take a Peek at What's New!
    Some existing features have been improved and some exciting new features added to make the user experience more accessible and efficient.
    • Anonymous Grading
    • Delegated Grading
    • SafeAssign
    • Significant Digits (Surveys, Tests, Pools)
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      Unable to Attach Files in Blackboard: (Content, Assignment or Mail Message)

      1 - No individual file uploaded to a Blackboard course should be larger than 25MB.
      * If possible, do not allow attachments to discussion board items. This can be adjusted by clicking on the "Modify" button for any Discussion forum and un-checking the "allow file attachments" option.
      *Do not share large files over messages or via attachments as this can actually exponentially duplicate the amount of attachments.

      2 -You might need to update Java or make sure that Javascript is enabled in the browser.

      3 - Make sure you're closing the file before trying to attach in Blackboard. (Especially Microsoft documents)

      4 - Having the browser's security setting for "cookies" too high may be causing the problem. Also, make sure that cookies from third parties are allowed.

      5 - Third Party Plug-ins: Some content within courses may require the installation of third party plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Windows Media Player, Realplayer, and many others. In each case there should be a notification and link informing you that you need to install a new plug-in. (Be careful that you only install trusted plug-ins that are necessary for the course content).

      6 - If you are not getting the attachments window at all, you may have a popup blocker turned on. Pop-up killing or ad-blocking functions are built into some anti-virus, internet security, personal firewall, and browser programs. Although the Browser Checker in Blackboard can check for pop-up Blockers in your browser, it cannot check for pop-up blockers in other programs.

      Need Java? Go to www.Java.com to download. (Java is compatible with Blackboard.)

      Faculty: Gradebook screen not loading? Clear Java cache, clear IE cache, and restart computer.

      * Problems with Internet Explorer? Try downloading another browser. 
    Important message for all Blackboard users:
    The most important factor in using Blackboard is making sure that you have the right browser version. Blackboard supports all newer stable versions of Firefox and Google Chrome.

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