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Using the Accessibility Checker in the new Blackboard Content Editor

The long-awaited new Blackboard Content Editor has arrived for SaaS, Managed Hosted, and Self Hosted Deployments. This is the first in a series of posts […]

Creating a Multipage Whiteboard in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

With the launch of the NEW Whiteboard available in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, it now provides a workaround to allow for a multipage whiteboard. Continue Reading […]

SQL: List All Merged Blackboard Courses

Summary This query lists the parent and child course names of merged courses and is filtered by Course ID. Data Source: Blackboard DDA on SaaS […]

SQL: List All Courses Accessed by a System Role in the Last 7 Days

Summary This query lists all courses and organizations that have been accessed by a user with a specific system role in the last 7 days. […]

SQL: Total Number of Announcements Created Per Course

Summary Identifies the total number of announcements created per course. Data Source: Blackboard DDA on SaaS Code The post SQL: Total Number of Announcements Created […]

SQL: Students Who Have Not Logged In Within 7 Days

Summary With our recent move to remote instruction as a result of COVID-19, we needed a report to identify students who had not logged into […]

SQL: Find Courses with the Blackboard Collaborate Original B2 in the Course Menu

Summary This SQL query will return a list of courses that contains the Blackboard Collaborate Scheduling Manager Tool Link in the course menu. Code The […]

SQL: Find When a User is Created

Summary This SQL query will return a user’s Username, Batch ID, and Date created. Code The post SQL: Find When a User is Created appeared […]

SQL: List Courses Containing Users With A Specific Email Domain Enrolled

Summary This query will return a list of courses where users with a specific email domain are enrolled in. Use Case Our university uses academic […]

Using EesySoft To Identify Specific Links

As part of our migration away from Tegrity, we knew that in addition to embedded videos, there were also courses that contained links to Tegrity. […]

Adding an 'Upload Your Profile Picture' link to the Blackboard Global Navigation

With the recent transition from Blackboard’s Enhanced Social Profiles to standard Learn Avatars, this also removed the quick link that was previously available via the […]

Notifying Users Based on Tool Adoption

With our migration from Tegrity to Panopto, we needed a way to track and communicate with our faculty who were still utilizing Tegrity. To complete […]

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