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Support for a rapid transition to online instruction at VCU

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems will be partnering with Online@VCU and offering support as faculty move to online instruction during COVID-19. Highlighted below are references to resources that can be used within the LMS (Blackboard) in the hopes that this will help to ease the quick transition to teaching online. For instructional support, you can […]

Respondus Monitor – Faculty Webinar

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems is pleased to announce that there will be a Respondus Lockdown Browser + Respondus Monitor webinar on Wednesday, February 12th at 11AM. The addition of Respondus Monitor is relatively new for VCU and we’re excited to provide 1000 more student seats as part of their tiered license term. Respondus Monitor […]

Blackboard’s SaaS/Continuous Delivery Update – February 2020

As you know, we recently migrated to Blackboard Learn SaaS Q4 2019 (3700.0.0). This means Blackboard Learn is hosted, delivered, and managed using a modern cloud-computing infrastructure as the environment for our software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment.  Easy updates, without interruptions.Users will experience the most recent version of Blackboard Learn without significant downtime or service interruptions. For end […]

Blackboard SaaS Migration – Extended until 11AM Sunday, December 22

We are working with engineers at both Blackboard and VCU and hope to get issues fixed before the final deadline of 11AM tomorrow morning (Sunday, December 22), if not sooner. Thanks again for all your patience as we work through this large conversion and all the many nuances that go along with the 20-year-old system.

Blackboard SaaS Migration – Extended until midnight

The migration from Blackboard Managed Hosting to Blackboard SaaS is taking longer than expected and will need to be extended until 12:00 AM, Sunday. Apologies for the delay but this 4-hour extension (beyond the original 8PM handoff) is necessary to ensure optimal configuration under the new environment. Thank you for your patience! Blackboard@VCU

Planned Blackboard Maintenance – starting December 19th at 8AM

Blackboard will be down, starting at 8AM Thursday (December 19th, 2019) until 8PM on Saturday (December 21st, 2019) More Information can be found on our Blackboard SaaS migration page. Thank you for your patience!

End of Semester Email to Blackboard Faculty – Fall 2019

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, We hope your Fall 2019 is finishing out nicely and Learning Systems would like to extend a heartfelt Happy Holidays. Here are some reminders of events, Blackboard system updates, and procedures that we’d like you to be aware of while you’re finishing out the Fall 2019 term. Also notice that you still […]

Blackboard service interruption – Resolved

We were notified by Blackboard of a service interruption between the hours of 2:30am and 4:30am this morning – Friday, November 15th, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. Regards, Blackboard Team blackboard@vcu.edu Issue resolved – 4:30am

Blackboard experiencing connectivity issues – RESOLVED

The Blackboard intermittent connectivity issue was resolved last night. —————————————————————————————————– Blackboard is currently experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. Learning Systems, VCU Networking, and Blackboard Managed Hosting are working to resolve this as soon as possible. Regards, Blackboard Team blackboard@vcu.edu

Blackboard SaaS Migration – December 19, 2019 at 8am to December 21, 2019 at 8pm

More information about the move to Blackboard SaaS can be found here: Blackboard Migration – December 19th, 2019

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