Survey Results Download Issue

We have unearthed a bug in the Blackboard Survey results download functionality in Blackboard – unfortunately introduced in the latest update.

When downloading the results of a Blackboard Survey from the Grade Centre in Google Chrome, the file downloads without a file extension.

The workaround is to rename the downloaded file with an appropriate extension:

.csv for comma delimited files
.xls for tab delimited files

This issue has been acknowledged by Blackboard as a software fault and will be remedied in a later update.

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 itservicedesk@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder: VLE unavailable Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th July

The VLE will be upgraded this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 14th July until late Thursday 16th July*

*Additionally, Friday 17th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/vle-summer-upgrade-2015/

VLE Summer Upgrade

The VLE will be upgraded this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 14th July until late Thursday 16th July*

*Additionally, Friday 17th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/vle-summer-upgrade-2015/

2015 Module Rollover

The Module Rollover for 2015 has been completed and modules have been released to instructors.

All modules due to run in 2015/16 have been rolled over.

To see your 2015/16modules, change the display of modules to Showing: Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use the Search to find them). We will switch the default displayed year on the Modules tool to 2015/16 after resit examinations.

Instructors should be aware that not all content types can be rolled forward and will need tweaks or rebuilding for the new semesters.  Content items may need reordering and adaptive release rules will need to be checked, particularly if you have used dates.

Please refer to the VLE Service Rollover guide for guidance on next steps and a list of FAQs.

Please note:

  1. Regular 15/16 staff enrolment and module updates from Banner aren’t yet in place. Enrolments have been added based on the data in Banner as of Friday 12/06 at 16:00, no further enrolments will be added until Monday 22/06.
  2. 15/16 modules will have an updated default menu. For further information see the guide.
  3. 15/16 student enrolments have not yet been added
  4. Organisations aren’t rolled, organisation spaces for 15/16 need to be requested. Further information is available in the Rollover guide.

Turnitin – Document Viewer issues

Turnitin have advised us that staff may experience issues accessing the Document Viewer service.

Update 19/05 -Some users may have experienced problems with TurnitinUK between 14:00 and 17:00 yesterday. The issue has now been resolved.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.