May 2023 Blackboard News

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Course Requests Open in SPIRE

Summer and Fall 2023 course requests are currently available in SPIRE for Moodle, Blackboard, and Canvas.

If you have not done so already, you can still request your Spring Blackboard courses in SPIRE as well. Don’t forget that each semester you will need to request Blackboard for the courses you are teaching.

For detailed instructions, see:

As part of a multi-year process the campus will be moving to a single LMS – Canvas. You can request a Canvas course instead of a Blackboard course in SPIRE. Some useful information for making this decision:

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.

Planned downtimes

There are no planned downtimes for Blackboard in March 2023.

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: