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Turnitin Troubles Are you stuck uploading?

November 5, 2018 by | Technology

Last week we started getting reports from students and faculty about trouble uploading to Turnitin. After attaching a document and hitting submit, the system was getting stuck and timing out while uploading. After investigating, we determined the problem seems to be isolated to students using a Mac computer and attempting to upload to Turnitin using

Archiving Courses 2015-2016 Academic Year

October 30, 2018 by | Technology

On December 3, 2018, Blackboard course sites from the 2015-2016 academic year will be archived and removed from the Blackboard server. If you have materials that you would like to access from a course that is slated to be archived, please save a copy of this course to your own computer now. The policy of

Retiring the OLD Blackboard Attendance Tool

October 22, 2018 by | Technology

Does this version of Blackboard Attendance look familiar? If so, please take note because on February 1, 2019 we will be retiring the OLD version of the Blackboard attendance tool.  If you are actively using this tool for Fall of 2018, you may continue to use it throughout the Fall 2018 semester. Please use Interterm

FRDLE: Future Ready Digital Learning Experience Next Generation LMS Presentations

October 11, 2018 by Sheryl Hathaway | Technology

This Fall at Chapman University, Educational Technology Services will kick off the Future Ready Digital Learning Experience (FRDLE) project to explore which learning management platform will best support student learning outcomes on our campus. As mentioned in the 2018 Fall Faculty meeting, this project will not only examine the Learning Management Systems, like Blackboard, Canvas,

A Commitment to Accessibility: Blackboard Ally

October 3, 2018 by | Technology

  We’re excited to announce a new tool coming soon to Blackboard called Ally. Ally provides you guidance on how to correct accessibility issues with your digital course content, which means your learning materials will work better on mobile phones and tablets as well as with assistive technologies. Your students will also be able to

Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance Mark your calendars!

September 14, 2018 by | News

On Saturday, September 22nd starting at 8am – 4:30pm (PST), TurnItIn will be performing some proactive emergency maintenance that will temporarily disrupt services including: • Turnitin and TurnitinUK (including all integrations) • SimCheckOEM (TCA API) • Feedback Studio for iOS • iThenticate (including iThenticate via API) • WriteCheck Users will be unable to submit and

No more auto-collapsing Blackboard menu!

September 4, 2018 by | Blackboard

Have you opened Blackboard lately and found that your menu is missing with no way to retrieve it? Some users, depending on the browser and device they were using, had this experience and it left them unable to navigate their Blackboard site. After testing the problem and checking in with Blackboard, we determined there was

Blackboard Support for Students Link roundup!

August 27, 2018 by | Technology

If you are a student looking for tips and tricks on using Blackboard, here are a few links you may want to explore and keep handy for future use: Where do I login to Blackboard? blackboard.chapman.edu How do I download the Blackboard app? Where can I find video tutorials on Blackboard? Where can I take

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