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Setting the External Grade in Blackboard

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Using EesySoft Messaging to Deploy Payment Deadline Notices In Blackboard

Final Payment Deadline Popup Message With the start of the Spring Semester, we were asked to provide a notice in Blackboard reminding students of payment […]

Adding Alternate Text to Images in Blackboard Learn

Adding alternative text (“alt text”) to an image provides a textual version of the graphic. This is beneficial for screen readers as it’ll be able to verbally describe […]

Captioning Videos with Amara

While researching different ways to create accessible content, I came across Amara. Amara is a free tool that allows you to caption your videos through a […]

Creating Accessible Tables in Blackboard

Setting the Row Header Highlight the row that will serve as the header. Click the Table Row Properties Icon. Select Header from the Row Type […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

This post was originally posted by me on The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology website. May 18th, 2017 […]

Blackboard Test Taking Tips

Follow the tips below to minimize your chance of experiencing technical problems when completing your test. Important Information Do NOT use your browser’s Back or […]

5 Ways to Get Started with Accessibility

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Blackboard Quick Tip: Grade Center’s ‘Hide Other Rows’

Use the ‘Hide Other Rows’ feature in Grade Center to easily view a single student’s grades. Hide Other Rows From your Grade Center, click the chevron […]

Our Q2 2017 Learn Upgrade Communication Plan

This post was originally posted on the Blackboard Community Site. Our university is currently scheduled to have a major Learn Upgrade this December, so I […]

How We’re Customizing the Learn 2016 Theme

As part of our Spring 2018 Blackboard Upgrade, we’re launching the Learn 2016 theme. Below are some code snippets on adjustments we made to our […]

Blackboard Workaround: New Box View and Safari

Issue Instructors attempting to use the New Box View tool for annotations are currently unable to when using Safari or the Bb Grader App. Workaround […]

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