If the Show incorrect Questions option is selected in Student Test Feedback then after a student completes the test all questions will displayed regardless if they student answered the correctly or incorrectly. This option does not display to the student what the correct answer is or any of the answer choices, but the question is marked correct or incorrect.
If both Show Incorrect Questions and Submitted answers options are both selected in the feedback options students will see all of the test questions, which are marked correct or incorrect, and the answer they submitted
Group Journals are set to public viewing by default. This means any class member can see each others journal entries. This only affects group Journals and regular class Journals are set as private by default.
From the Journal Settings uncheck Permit members to View Journal.
There are currently two known problems with Course Copy.
If the same Course Menu item exists in both the original course and target course with different letter casing then the course copy will fail unexpectedly. An example would be one course has “Home” as a menu item and the other course has “HOME”. This will cause the course copy to fail at that moment which is not always immediately obvious it is only a partial copy.
To avoid this problem remove, or completely rename, any duplicate menu items in the target course before conducting the course copy.
After a successful course copy none of the Course Menu items are appearing in the new course. This is a random issue that requires you to click on the Course Refresh button to fix. Do not attempt a second course copy to try and fix.
Conduct the course copy and click the Course Refresh button in the target course.
If the option to display page help is turned off then the test presentation options, One at a Time and Prohibit Backtracking, do not display properly. The options are merged into a single line making it very difficult to enable one or the other test option. To correct this problem simply turn ON the page help by clicking on the page help icon (see below).
Page Help Off
Test Presentation Options When Page Help Off
Page Help On
Test Presentation Options When Page Help On
Blackboard Collaborate is not intended to be course copied, but recordings can be. For a session it is recommended that you create new sessions for each course and not attempt to copy them.
Internet Explorer 9 and 8 users will receive secure content warnings while accessing insecure content in Blackboard.
IE 8 Message: Security prompts display when accessing content that is outside of a Blackboard course. When you see the following prompt: “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” you should click the “No” button, as long as you trust the source. Clicking “Yes” will result in some content not displaying in the course or in a “Navigation cancelled” message if there is no secure content on the page.
IE 9 Message: Security prompts display when accessing content that is outside of a Blackboard course. When you see the following prompt: “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” you should click the “No” button, as long as you trust the source. Clicking “Yes” will result in some content not displaying in the course or in a “Navigation cancelled” message if there is no secure content on the page.
When grading Blogs there is a bug that causes the Cancel, Save Draft, and Submit buttons to “block” student(s) from being clicked on the drop list.
Blog Graded: No Student Drop Down List
Blog Graded: Buttons Covering Student 6
Do not use the drop down list for student navigation, instead use the arrows to the left and right of the student name.
Blog Graded: Navigation Arrows
After successfully conducting a course copy there are broken links in the new course. If Blog, Wikis, Journal, or Discussion Boards are not selected as content to be copied and the original course contains assignment links to those tools then those links will copy but will be broken. This is because the links were copied but the Blog, Wiki, Journal, or Discussion Boards were not copied so the links have an invalid destination.
Delete the links. If you intended for the links to work then you will still have to delete the links, and then create the Blog, Wiki, Journal, or Discussion Board and recreate the link.
There is a known problem that prevents instructors from exporting their rubric from Blackboard. After selecting the rubric to be exported and clicking the Download button the following error appears:
.. and the web browser does not download the rubric.
If you are trying to copy a single rubric from one course to another it is recommended to recreate the rubric in the new course.
If you are trying to copy multiple rubrics then it is best to use the Course Copy tool and only select rubrics.
If you wish to preserve a copy of the rubric offline you will need to recreate the rubric in Excel by copying and pasting.
When deleting a content folder in your Blackboard course that contains any assignments, tests, or other graded items you will not be warned that you are also deleting any student submissions to those graded items. At this time there is no means to restore deleted student attempts and the action is final.
It is recommended not to delete any content folder in Blackboard without first verifying what content is being removed. If there are graded items that need to be preserved, they can be moved to a different content folder in your Blackboard course.
If a student submits more then 10,110 words in the Write Submission area of an Assignment the submission will not save and no message or error is given indicating there was a problem. There is no word count restrictions for attached documents.
Have students submit assignment as an attached file (Word document).
When creating or editing a Collaborate session the instructor is given an option to preloaded content (Whiteboard and media files only), but the preloaded content is not available before or during Collaborate session. The second image below, Room Details: Room information, shows the preloaded content listed before entering the session but it is not a link to the content.
Currently there is no workaround for this issue short of posting the files somewhere else in the Blackboard course.
Students will not be able to upload videos into Blackboard. If a student attempts to add a video into Blackboard using the Insert/Edit Embedded Media tool and selects the option to Browse Computer for the media file it will not work.
This is due to a security feature in Blackboard and students can only embed videos using links from other website, such as YouTube.
Inline grading Croc Doc viewer does not display form data properly. For a description of form fields in Microsoft Word click here. This also includes the Reference tool in MS Word.
If you know or suspect the submitted document has form data in it, the best practice is to save the file to your computer and open it outside of Blackboard.
Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have changed the way embedded content is displayed in their browsers. Before it would display the content without requiring action from the user now both browsers require you click on a shield icon located in the address bar.For Google Chrome the shield icon appears at the end of the URL in the address bar located at the top of the browser (see below).
For Mozilla Firefox the shield icon appears at the start of the URL in the address bar located at the top of the browser (see below).
The Create Site and/or Save Changes buttons within BbCAR do not appear when using Internet Explorer to request new courses.
It is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome when requesting Blackboard courses.
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