• 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)
    • Student Preview

      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.

    May 2014 Updates:

    Tips for using SafeAsign

    Recent version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have security measures that may affect actions on a secure site that begins with https:// (note the "s").  Blackboard is a secure site and contains the https:// in the address bar at the top of the page.  When using SafeAssign within Blackboard, this may prevent the SafeAssignment file from uploading.  When this occurs, a shield/globe icon will appear in the address bar.  Click on the icon to allow the content to be displayed. In all browsers, make sure cookies are enabled.

    Why do my students and I occasionally get an error message tha we are not logged into SafeAssign?
    If you get this error and you are logged into Blackboard, it means that the security or privacy settings of your web browser are set to not allow 3rd-party cookies. You will need to change that setting to be able to use SafeAssign.

    For Google Chrome:
    • Click the Chrome menu icon   Menu
    • Select Settings.
    • Near the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.
    • In the “Privacy” section, click Content settings.
    • Enable Cookies:
                  To enable cookies, select Allow local data to be set (recommended)
      • Click Done to save.

       For Firefox:

      • Click Tools
      • Click Options
      • Click Privacy
      • Select Accept cookies from site
      • Select Accept third-party cookies
      • Change Keep until to they expire

      For Safari:

      • Click Safari
      • Click Preferences
      • Click Privacy
      • Block Cookies : Select "Never"

      For Internet Explorer:

      • Click Tools
      • Click Internet Options
      • Click Privacy
      • Set the setting to Low



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