Reminder: Blackboard downtime tonight – 10.30 pm 4 January to 10.30 am 5 January 2018

This is a reminder that the Blackboard service will be unavailable from 10.30 pm tonight (Thursday 4 January 2018) up to 10.30 am tomorrow (Friday 5 January 2018) for essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. This update will include a change to Blackboard’s feedback annotation tool (Crocodoc). Please see separate post for information.

University Christmas Closure

The University will be closed for Christmas from 23rd Dec 2017 – 2nd Jan 2017 inclusive, and the Digital Education Office will be unavailable. Please email Digital-Education@bristol.ac.uk as usual and we will respond as soon as possible when we return. If you experience urgent problems during this time (for example, a service is unavailable)  please contact the Service Desk on ( 0117 92) 87870

 

Change to Blackboard feedback annotation tool, Crocodoc

The tool which Blackboard currently uses to allow markers to provide feedback annotations directly on submitted assignments, Crocodoc, is being replaced on 5th January 2018.  Markers should not use Crocodoc where it is possible that those comments/annotations may need editing after 4th January 2018.   Follow this link for more information on this change.  There is also further advice for staff and for students.