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This form should be filled out by the course owner for the purpose of combining separate Blackboard sections into a single section. This is not for combining Cross Listed Courses. Cross Listed Courses should be combined automatically.
IMPORTANT: The combination process will remove any content from the existing sections. Do not import material into your sections until you have received an email from CIT confirming that your request has been completed.
After submission, a CIT staff member will request a confirmation by Eastern email. The request will be completed when we receive your confirmation. If the sections to be combined are owned by different instructors, both instructors will have to approve the process before any action will take place.
Once we complete your request you will see a new section in your course list. The former sections will still be listed for the instructor but are listed as unavailable. The new combined section is where you put your content. Your students only see the course title and section for which they are registered, they will not see the combined section title.
Course Combination Request Form
The new maintenance window for Blackboard is 2:00-5:00 AM on Friday mornings.
Blackboard provides this list of known issues and the targeted resolutions. When reading it, understand that the column titles equate to the following:
- Service Packs(s) = The Service Pack effected by the issue (we are on SP11)
- Target Release = The Service Pack that fixes the issue
- Patch = Whether there is a patch for our existing Service Pack
Also be aware that the latest release available is SP13.
SP14, SP15, and SP16 have yet to be released.
As a result of the service pack applied to Blackboard by the BOR on Aug. 18th, there are some issues with blackboard in its current state. The BOR offers this document as a means to address some of the issues they have discovered:
Upgrading Blackboard Learn 9 to SP 11 created authentication errors for faculty using Respondus with Blackboard. The following patch for Respondus fixes the issue:
This is our new portal Page. If you are looking for Vista, it’s now on the left menu.
On Aug 18th, the BOR will upgrade blackboard Learn to SP 10 and SP11. As a result there will be changes to the tool as detailed in the following article:
Whats New Blackboard Learn SP10-11: