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There is a new phishing email (shown below) that appears to be from a Blackboard system. This is not a legitimate email and should be deleted if received.
If you have clicked on the link (removed in example) and provided your credentials, please immediately change your password using the Change Password module on OneTech or contact the Campus Support Center at 479-968-0646
From: Blackboard Learning [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 9:10 AM
Subject: [Blackboard.com] You have 3 new message's from your school faculty.
Dear : email@example.com
You have 3 unread message's from your school faculty.
To view your message's stored in your Blackboard area please click below :
The above link will be inactive in 10 minute's after mail has been read.
As the analytics show that over 25% of ATU's BbLearn users are still using Internat Explorer, and 20% of those are still using either IE8 or IE9, I just want to bump this best practice up to the top of the announcements.
For Blackboard Learn, it is strongly recommended that students and instructors use:
1. The latest non-beta version of Mozilla Firefox for PC and/or Mac computers as it is the most compatible with our Blackboard Learn system.
2. The latest version of Chrome is also a good choice.
While Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are listed as being compatible, there are many common issues being reported due to using IE with Compatibility Mode turned on. If you are going to use IE for Blackboard Learn, please make sure to turn off Compatibility Mode. (Click the Compatibility View button that appears next to the Address bar.)
It is likely due to not enabling browser cookies from Turnitin.
To ensure a fully-functional experience using Turnitin, it is required that you enable cookies from Turnitin in your browsers.
Below are links to instructions on how to manage cookies for common browsers.
With the increased usage of Blackboard Collaborate, instructors and students please take notice to plan your schedules accordingly.
Blackboard Collaborate performs maintenance to their systems during their regularly scheduled maintenance windows on every Saturday.
Begin Time: Saturday, 09:00 PM CST
End Time: Sunday, between 01:00 AM & 05:00 AM CST
Details: During these maintenance windows, Collaborate services will be intermittently unavailable. Users will not be able to launch web conferencing sessions or recordings.
The Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) software has been updated on Janurary 3, 2014 to coincide with the Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP14 revisions.
If you installed the LockDown Browser software prior to November 11, 2013, you must download and install the latest version prior to taking a "Respondus Lockdown Browser Required" test.
Please visit the Campus Support website at http://www.support.atu.edu for more information on where to download it.
Networked campus computers (i.e. Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center) will already have the latest version installed.