December 2022 Blackboard News

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Fall 2022 Grades Due Tuesday, December 27 at Midnight

Fall grades are due in SPIRE by midnight on 12/27. You can import your grades directly into SPIRE from your Blackboard Grade Center.

Blackboard Tip of the Month: Upload Grades to Your Blackboard Grade Center

Did you know that you can upload grades directly into the Blackboard Gradebook? This means you download data from other platforms like Gradescope or Perusall, and import them all at once into Moodle. You can also apply formulas and manipulate the data to match your grading schema in Excel, before uploading.

Spring 2023 Blackboard Course Requests Open in SPIRE

You can now request your Blackboard courses in SPIRE. Don’t forget that each semester you will need to request Blackboard for the courses you are teaching.

For detailed instructions, see:

Planned downtimes

There are no planned downtimes for Blackboard in November 2022.

You can check the status of Blackboard, Zoom, and other supported teaching technologies on the IT Services Status for Remote Teaching and Learning page.

Blackboard help and resources for instructors

To learn more about Blackboard or to get help, you can: