Category Archives: Information

UR Blackboard Maintenance Friday January 29

Blackboard will be unavailable for an outage Friday, January 29th beginning at 11 PM.  Please know the system will not be available between 11PM and approximately 12:00 AM and no changes will be made to course content. This outage will … Continue reading

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Browsers and Blackboard

If you are having a problem logging into Blackboard or seeing Blackboard at all, there are few things you can do to help alleviate the problem. First, try clearing your browsers cookies and cache. Here is a link to a … Continue reading

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Grade Center and Student Submission Issue

UPDATE: We have addressed this issue. If you are still having a problem, please clear your browser’s cookies and cache. If this does not work, please email blackboard@richmond.edu. We are currently experiencing a problem that is not allowing instructors to … Continue reading

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Ongoing phishing attempts target Blackboard users

Recent phishing scams directed at Blackboard users at the University of Richmond and other universities attempt to trick users into logging in to a fake Outlook Web Access or Blackboard page. All of these attempts are made to look like … Continue reading

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Instructors: are your student photos not showing up?

Multiple faculty have called in to the CTLT reporting that student photos are not working.  First off, it should only be available for those who are an “instructor” in an academic course (Course ID begins with 201510_). So far we have … 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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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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Embed YouTube Videos into Blackboard

Did you know that you can embed YouTube videos directly into your Blackboard course? To seamlessly include these videos in your Blackboard course, please follow these easy steps: 1.) Log into http://blackboard.richmond.edu and enter your course site. 2.) Enter the … Continue reading

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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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