Do you have a question about how to use Blackboard Collaborate to deliver your online events?
Feel free to ‘drop-in’ any time on any of the dates below where facilitators from the VLE Service and SDDU will be online to answer any questions you have on the use of Collaborate.
The sessions are more suitable for colleagues who have already attended the First Steps with Blackboard Collaborate Training or for colleagues who have some experience of delivering online events and may be migrating from another platform (such as Adobe Connect).
When: Tuesday 24th May, 12:00 – 13:00
Session link: https://goo.gl/P0UqLL
Further sessions will be run from May to July (12:00 – 13:00) on the following dates:
- Thursday 16th June
- Wednesday 21st June
- Wednesday 6th July
- Tuesday 19th July
Joining the Session
- All staff managed Windows desktops already have the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher already installed.
- If you are using your own PC or Mac see this guide.
- Access the test room to configure your audio before the session.
- Please ensure you have an appropriate headset available as you will be expected to ask your question using audio.
- Type in your name when requested. It might take a few minutes to join the room so please be patient.
- For technical issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0113-3433333.
We look forward to meeting you online.
The VLE is now available again.
The availability issue was caused by a configuration problem on a separate service supporting the VLE servers.
You may still have issues with the time it takes to load VLE pages and this is being investigated.
The service has been continuously stable since approx 14:00
The VLE Service.
We are currently experiencing a temporary availability issue with the VLE.
Users may experience problems logging in and might see a “Too many redirects” error message.
We are investigating the issue and will update you on this blog when we know more.
Turnitin have informed us that the service may be intermittently unavailable during a maintenance period on Saturday March 5th, 3pm-7pm.
They encourage Instructors to modify assignment due dates for either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.
Turnitin have scheduled maintenance periods on the first and third Saturdays of every month, usually 3pm-7pm. Please bear this in mind when setting due dates.
Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or by email at email@example.com
Turnitin have advised UK customers that the issue affecting grading via the Turnitin app yesterday (https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/turnitin-grader-issue/) is now resolved.
Turnitin Product Support apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We are experiencing an issue with the Turnitin app for iPad.
Users attempting to connect an assignment to the App via a Class Access Code may experience an error, preventing the connection.
Users attempting to sync back grades to the servers from the App will likely experience errors.
Turnitin have informed us that offline grading is safe at this point, and you will be able to sync back your grading work to the server when the issue causing this problem is resolved.
However, as a temporary workaround, we advise you use the Turnitin Grademark functionality linked to the VLE on your desktop computer until we can advise you otherwise.