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Tuesday, January 16

  1. page Students-Blackboard Update 2018 edited ... Please refresh your browser to see your post. You may see the Failed to save message error, bu…
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    Please refresh your browser to see your post. You may see the Failed to save message error, but your post should still be present.
    This is a known issue to Blackboard and resolution is currently being investigated. We will update with further information as it is available.
    Many decimals visible in rubrics/grading: When viewing grades and feedback, scores in Blackboard may display multiple extra decimals.
    This is a known issue to Blackboard and is slate for resolution in an upcoming release. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    about assignments.
    Note: Submission receipts are provided for Blackboard assignments. This feature does not impact Taskstream or Turnitin assignments.
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    Your options as faculty: For those who primarily use Microsoft Word’s commenting functionality to provide assignment feedback to students, we recommend you continue with this option until functionality of the New Box View has improved. For those faculty that have relied on Crocodoc tool for assessments, we recommend you review the New Box View's functionality and leverage it if adequate. If your course requires students download commented assignments (EDGR 601), you will need to use Microsoft Word.
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    Can't drag to reorder items? Reordering content in various areas of courses may not perform as expected. Dragging items within the menu to reorder does not always function.
    You may use the Keyboard Accessible Reordering Tool to reorder discussion board forums and course menus as necessary.
    Many decimals visible in rubrics/grading: When grading students, or viewing grades and feedback, scores in Blackboard may display multiple extra decimals.
    This is a known issue to Blackboard and is slate for resolution in an upcoming release. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Friday, January 12

  1. page Instructors-Blackboard Update 2018 edited ... Your options as faculty: For those who primarily use Microsoft Word’s commenting functionality…
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    Your options as faculty: For those who primarily use Microsoft Word’s commenting functionality to provide assignment feedback to students, we recommend you continue with this option until functionality of the New Box View has improved. For those faculty that have relied on Crocodoc tool for assessments, we recommend you review the New Box View's functionality and leverage it if adequate. If your course requires students download commented assignments (EDGR 601), you will need to use Microsoft Word.
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    to students.
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    The message is system-generated and to protect user privacy, their data is not presented.
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    "File is being converted": Assignment submissions may display a "converting" message when viewing your submission. The timer information displayed is inaccurate.
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    Assignment Feedback - Instructor Comments [important]
    Blackboard’s inline grading tool (Crocodoc) is being replaced. Blackboard’s new tool ('New Box View') provides a preview of the submission and commenting capability. It includes some improvements in functionality over Crocodoc (students can now upload a broader variety of documents), however some key features of are no longer available.
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    Students will not be able to download a commented version of their submission
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    Your options as faculty: For those who primarily use Microsoft Word’s commenting functionality to provide assignment feedback to students, we recommend you continue with this option until functionality of the New Box View has improved. For those faculty that have relied on Crocodoc tool for assessments, we recommend you review the New Box View's functionality and leverage it if adequate. If your course requires students download commented assignments (EDGR 601), you will need to use Microsoft Word.
    Reminders
    Faculty can send notification via email to students who have not submitted assignments or quizzes. The messaging within the email can be customized before sending to students.
    Frequently Asked Questions
    After the update, will I still be able to access courses I took in the past?
    Yes, courses and course data (assignment submissions, grades, etc.) available prior to the update will remain and be fully accessible once service to Blackboard is restored.
    When will Blackboard be turned back on?
    Your access to Blackboard will be restored as early as possible the week of January 1st. Blackboard has requested we thoroughly test the LMS prior to releasing it to faculty and students, and exactly how long this testing will take is difficult to estimate. Our goal will be to complete our testing as quickly as possible.
    Will the way in which I log into or access Blackboard change?
    No, you will access the new version of Blackboard exactly as you do now, through the Concordia Portal at portal.cu-portland.edu.
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    Assignment"File is being converted": Assignment submissions may
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    Refresh your page to resolve the issue and display the content.
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    The course menu may be restored by moving your mouse pointer to the left hand edge of the screen and clicking on the thin blue vertical stripe. The menu will remain collapsed on smaller screens or browser windows. You may be able to experience some resolution by persistently expanding your browser window to full screen and de-magnify (zoom out) your browser text as much as possible.
    Not seeing your discussion board post after submitting it?"Error: Failed to save message": After posting
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    Please refresh your browser to see your post. You may see the Failed to save message error, but your post should still be present.
    This is a known issue to Blackboard and resolution is currently being investigated. We will update with further information as it is available.
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    You may use the Keyboard Accessible Reordering Tool to reorder discussion board forums and course menus as necessary.
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  4. page Download an Assignment Submission edited Home > Portland > Blackboard > Students > Download Assignments Download an Assignment …
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    Download an Assignment Submission
    ThisSome assignment types may permit students to download their submissions from Blackboard. We strongly recommend maintaining a personal backup of your assignments. If your assignment submission can be downloaded from Blackboard, follow the instructions below.
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    Please note that significant changes to the assignment download functionality occurred in the 2018 Update.
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    To download and save an assignment submission, follow the process outlined below.
    Within the course, select the Grades and Rubrics link on your left sidebar
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    "File is being converted": Assignment submissions may display a "converting" message when viewing your submission. The timer information displayed is inaccurate.
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  7. page Submit Assignments edited ... Once you have successfully submitted your assignment, it will display a preview and a confirma…
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    Once you have successfully submitted your assignment, it will display a preview and a confirmation that your submission was successful.
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    After clicking the Submit button, your new assignment submission should be displayed in the preview window.
    If it does not immediately display, refresh your web browser.
    This does not mean your assignment was not submitted. Refresh your browser to display the assignment submission.
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    The assignment should then display.
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    Students will also receive an email receipt if the submission was successful.
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  8. page Resubmit Assignments edited ... Resubmit an Assignment Some classes or assignments may allow multiple assignment submissions.…
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    Resubmit an Assignment
    Some classes or assignments may allow multiple assignment submissions. To do this, follow the process below. If you are unable to follow this process, first contact your instructor to inquire if your course or assignment allows more than one submission.
    This article has been updated to reflect the 2018 changes to Blackboard, including the New Box View assignment preview tool. Learn more in our Blackboard Update 2018 article
    Start by opening your chosen class, and clicking on the Submit Assignments link in the navigation box.
    Look for the assignment you wish to resubmit and select the link to open the assignment dropbox.
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    Click the blue Start New button to create a new assignment submission.
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    Click the Submit to complete your submission.
    After clicking the Submit button, your new assignment submission should be displayed in the preview window.
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