Category Archives: Information

UPDATE: UR Blackboard Maintenance Friday July 17th

The maintenance is complete several hours ahead of schedule. You may resume normal use of Blackboard at this time. If you have any questions or problems with the system, please contact blackboard@richmond.edu for assistance. Blackboard will be unavailable for an … Continue reading

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Blackboard Availability Issue and Restart at 3pm Today (Monday, July 6)!

Due to recent changes in web browsers’ security settings for software updates, people cannot access UR Blackboard if they are using the most recent versions of Firefox (Mac and Windows, versions 31.8.0 ESR and 39.0). For more information on the … Continue reading

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Student Enrollment Removed from Spring 2014 Blackboard Courses July 3

On July 3rd, instructors’ students will be disappearing from last semester’s Blackboard courses. These courses have IDs that begin with 201420_.  So if you are an instructor using Blackboard and haven’t gotten around to archiving your courses and you want to … Continue reading

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YouTube Changes

Due to changes made by YouTube/Google, the YouTube mashup feature is not currently working in Blackboard. The current workaround from Blackboard is as follows:

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Group By Terms

Ever wanted your courses displayed by the term it was in? (like Fall 2014, Spring 2015, etc.) Well now you can! Follow the steps below to group your courses.

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UPDATE: Blackboard Maintenance Complete

We are happy to announce that our work migrating to the new Blackboard servers is completed 7 hours ahead of schedule! You will notice a few new features in the new system BUT all content and courses have remained as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Blackboard Changes

On Friday, May 8th, we are moving Blackboard to new servers and upgrading the application. In anticipation of that move, we are now in the process of preparing the system. We will announce these changes through SpiderBytes and emails to … Continue reading

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UR Blackboard Maintenance Friday March 27th

UPDATE: Blackboard is back online and patched. Please email blackboard@richmond.edu if you have any questions about the system. Blackboard will be unavailable for an outage March 27th beginning at 10 PM this Friday. This outage is necessary to apply security updates to … Continue reading

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Student Enrollment Removed from Fall 2014 Blackboard Courses Feb. 19

On February  19th, instructors’ students will be disappearing from last semester’s Blackboard courses. These courses have IDs that begin with 201410_.  So if you are an instructor using Blackboard and haven’t gotten around to archiving your courses and you want to … Continue reading

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Course Copy

Sometimes it is desirable to copy a course from a previous semester and then make changes to the new course. This is done through the course copy feature in Blackboard. First, go into the OLD course and then select “Packages … Continue reading

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