Unfortunately IT services need to do some additional maintenance on the University database servers on 9 August that will affect access to Blackboard. The extra downtime will take place out of hours as far as possible, from 2am to 10am, to limit inconvenience to users.
TEL and Ed Dev Team
It has come to our attention that students are experiencing difficulties when uploading submissions to Blackboard when using the Edge browser in Windows 10. Blackboard are aware of the problem and are working on a fix but our current advice is to use another browser (Chrome, IE, or Firefox).
Your school may have requested one or more “hub courses”. These are Blackboard courses that have students from more than one SITS unit enrolled in them, often to avoid adding duplicate content. As an Instructor, you should add your resources to the hub course, and make this course available to students (but not the related unit courses).
The original unit courses still exist, although they are unavailable to students by default. However, there are a number of University tools that only work (or work best) in the unit courses, including:
- library reading lists
- Mediasite recordings
- online submission of essays (particularly when this is part of a school-wide process).
These tools are generally not available in a hub course. If you use these features, you will need to make the unit courses available (in addition to the hub course). The unit courses should only be used to make the above tools available.