Category Archives: Warnings

UR Blackboard Maintenance Friday July 15th

UPDATE: As of 11:30 PM,  Blackboard is again accessible, and the maintenance work has been completed.  Please keep an eye out on this site for communicating new features, but you will notice the most significant one immediately after logging into … Continue reading

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Phishing Attempt

Please be aware of a current attempt to get your personal information through an email posing as something from the Blackboard Learn. A screenshot of the email is below. Please know that University of Richmond Information Services will never ask … 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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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: Blackboard Mobile Not Working

UPDATE: Blackboard Mobile app is now back up and working. If you have problems connecting, please log out of the app and then log back in. The Blackboard Mobile app is currently not working at this time. We have contacted … Continue reading

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UR Blackboard Maintenance Friday October 24th

UPDATE: Blackboard is back online earlier than expected. Thank you for your patience for this important security update. If you have any problems, please contact blackboard@richmond.edu. Blackboard will be unavailable for an outage Friday, October 24th beginning at 10 PM. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: UR Blackboard Monthly Maintenance Oct. 16th

UPDATE: The system is back up and all maintenance is complete. If any problems or questions arise, please email blackboard@richmond.edu. Blackboard will be unavailable for an outage Friday, October 16th beginning at 10 PM.  This outage is part of our … Continue reading

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