Blackboard Mobile App Planned Maintenance/Outage 17th December 3:30 AM

Blackboard will be performing essential maintenance on the mobile app from 3:30AM on 17th December. The Blackboard app will be unavailable for around 5 hours during the maintenance; please access Blackboard using a web browser during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Digital Education Office.

Bulk upload of feedback for group assignments – issue fixed

This message is for staff marking group assignments using EMA workflow B1 (the marks and feedback batch upload tool in Blackboard).  Group assignments are where one student submits on behalf of a group.

An issue was recently identified as potentially affecting a small number of courses with group assignments due to have feedback bulk uploaded.

We are pleased to say that this has been fixed by Blackboard.

Feedback for group assignments can now be bulk uploaded as normal using EMA workflow B1.  

If you have any questions please contact the Digital Education Office.

 

 

Important message for staff marking group assignments using B1 workflow – issue affecting feedback files

This message is for staff  marking group assignments using EMA workflow B1 (the marks and feedback batch upload tool in Blackboard).

There is currently an issue affecting feedback files for group assignments only (group assignments are where one student submits on behalf of a group). Students may get an error message when trying to open feedback files which have been batch uploaded using the B1 workflow.  This has been reported to Blackboard and they are working on a fix urgently.

We recommend not uploading feedback files for group assignments using workflow B1 until this is fixed. Feedback files can still be added using the standard Blackboard method as described in marking instructions for EMA workflow B2.  We will update this blog as soon as we have further information from Blackboard.

If you have any questions please contact the Digital Education Office. However please be aware that the Digital Education Office is operating at extremely limited capacity at present due to industrial action.  This is impacting both our response times and ability to respond to certain requests due to lack of specialist knowledge available.

Winter workshops and webinars from the Digital Education Office

Places are available on Digital Education workshops and webinars before and after Christmas, including introductions to Blackboard, creating and managing online tests, and advanced use of the Grade Centre, as well as talks from AbilityNet on digital accessibility. We are also running a series of EMA drop-in clinics around the University.

Find out more and book online