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Assignment Tips for Blackboard

Please take in some helpful tips regarding assignments and blackboard

  • Read all directions to the assignment and read carefully to meet assignment criteria
  • Some courses may only have one attempt per assignment.  If you have a problem uploading and are not able to attempt a second time, you will need to contact your instructor and ask to clear the first attempt
  • Do not submit your file as .odt or .pages file format.  Please save your document as recommended .rtf, .docx, or .doc file format to upload
  • Do not name your file with any periods in the naming convention.  It is a good idea to name your document with your last name and name of the assignment.  File names should not contain blank spaces or special characters.
  • If you have trouble submitting an assignment and the Browse my Computer buttons do not work, check to make sure you have java and JavaScript enabled on your computer.

What’s Your Story?

The Wilmington University Relations Department is looking for online students who would like to share their unique Wilmington University online learning experience in a short video piece. We are looking for individuals who live within one hour of the New Castle campus. University Relations can arrange to travel to you! This is a great opportunity for current students to share about your experiences communicating with your instructors and classmates and using Wilmington University’s online technology (Blackboard, webcams, email, etc.) Please email your response to navigator@wilmu.edu by Monday, 9/24/12 and give us a brief summary of your story. If you’re selected, we will contact you to arrange to meet for the video shoot. We look forward to your responses!

 

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Campus Updates

Important Dates for Summer 2012

Summer Block 2 classes begin on Monday, July 9th 2012. Check out more important dates on the Wilmington University Academic Calendar. Remember that online courses begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday.

Did you Know?

Wilmington University currently has 3,698 students taking at least one online course?! Online courses allow you to squeeze that extra class in without having to travel to campus or enjoy all of your courses in the most flexible format available.

Please visit our library website often

The goal of the Library is to provide students with the resources and skills necessary to become self-directed life-long learners. There is much more available than you might realize when it comes to research materials and it is all at your fingertips. Did you know you can receive individual assistance directly from a librarian at Wilmington University? did you know you have access to over 5,000 e-books as a student? the materials available are endless and you may never have to leave our library website for your research!

Be sure to utilize our student success center!

This web page details many things including our online tutoring also known as smart thinking. There are many great tips about using an APA template and other resources necessary to achieve your goals!

Student Body Grows to 15,000

Do you want to know how to use Facebook effectively? Click on the below link for the tutorial It is very informational and helpful!

Facebook Education

There are tools available in Blackboard for every course. Please take time to get to know what help is available because the more you know, the better your experience for every course will be.

Blackboard tools

This is a great way to learn for the first time or enhance your skills on many different kinds of software we sue every day. The layout is very organized and it is easy to find the specific information you are looking for.

Free help

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Blackboard 9.1 Known Issues and Resolutions

At the start of the summer semester of 2011, we upgraded the Blackboard system to version 9.1.

 

Below is a list of currently known issues relevant to students. Click here if you would like to see the complete list.

 

Area

Issue

Resolution/ Workaround

Browser Compatibility Issues with Internet Explorer 8 and Blackboard Using Internet Explorer 8 with Blackboard will cause problems for students attempting to submit tests or use the file upload feature. To avoid these issues it is suggested to use Mozilla Firefox.
Digital Dropbox Removed from version 9 Faculty should use assignment manager for file uploads.
External links – now called URL URL link may not open for students in IE. Please use the Option, “Open in New Window”
Homepage Removed from version 9 Faculty can encourage the use of a blog , if an avatar is added under personal information then a photo is shared in blog.
Tools – Course Menu Tool not available in course menu The “tools” area was removed after upgrade. All current and future courses will have the tools area as a default option.

Blackboard 9.1 Known Issues

At the start of the summer semester of 2011, we upgraded the Blackboard system to version 9.1. Below is a list of currently known issues relevant to students. Click here if you would like to see the complete list.

Area

Issue

Resolution/ Workaround

Browser Compatibility Issues with Internet Explorer 8 and Blackboard Using Internet Explorer 8 with Blackboard will cause problems for students attempting to submit tests or use the file upload feature. To avoid these issues it is suggested to use Mozilla Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html or change to the “compatibility mode” in IE8 (Tools > compatibility mode” in IE8 (Tools > Compatibility View Settings > Check ‘Display all websites in Compatibility View’ > Close. You will need to close IE8 and reopen the browser before the change takes effect.)
Copy and Paste Copy and pasting text from Word to a Bb text editor or discussion post causes formatting problems in Blackboard. Blackboard offers a Paste from Word Mash Up Tool. Click this link for the video tutorial.
Digital Dropbox Removed from version 9 Faculty should use assignment manager for file uploads.
External links – now called URL URL link may not open for students in IE. Please use the Option, “Open in New Window”
Grade Center System errors occur when trying to access submitted assignments Some columns defaulted back to NO CATEGORY. Once the category is changed to assignment, etc., the submitted assignments are accessible.
Grade Center Can’t view column information Quick Column Information – can access in Internet Explorer but not Firefox.
Grade Center System error occurs when trying to access certain areas of Grade Center Change the ordering of one column temporarily to force a re-organization of Grade Center. Sometimes this will resolve an issue causing a system error.
Homepage Removed from version 9 Faculty can encourage the use of a blog , if an avatar is added under personal information then a photo is shared in blog.
Tools – Course Menu Tool not available in course menu The “tools” area was removed after upgrade (was in lower box below course menu in version 8). Faculty can make a Tools menu item for courses prior to SU 2011. All current and future courses will have the tools area as a default option in the snapshot course.
YouTube Mashup tool If you choose to pick the Embed Video player option, Firefox will not display video properly Keep the default “thumbnail view” for the YouTube player option.