Friday, August 20, 2010

BLACKBOARD IS READY

Hi All

FIRST -  Thank you all for your patience while we worked to get the access to Blackboard.  

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.  Many things have changed.  We want to make sure the transition is a smooth as possible

The new server is ready!   FALL SHELLS WILL BE THERE AUTOMATICALLY and some old restored courses (this process is still running in the background).  

If you have been working in staging, do the following:

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXPORT COURSE MATERIALS FROM STAGING AND IMPORT TO NEW FALL SERVER:
If you haven't done so already . . .

a.  In the staging / sandbox OR  directly from the old 7.3 version, go to (new) PACKAGES AND UTITLITIES, and select the EXPORT option. Select the EXPORT button again. Select only the content items you wish to export.

b.  Go get a cup of coffee or catch up on your emails for about 15 to 30 minutes or so :O)

c.  Go BACK INTO EXPORT and RIGHT click on the export zip file. SAVE it to your desktop or flash drive.
NEXT:

d. Go to the NEW Fall New Server 9.1 located at: http://saddleback.blackboard.com (Your user name and password will be the same as you currently log onto the old server with).

 OR after the 20th socccd.blackboard.com – STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER :O)

e.  Wait for more than an hour before looking at the course import.  This process takes TIME!  So your content probably won’t come in immediately!!!  

AFTER August 20th, the old url, http://socccd.blackboard.com will be redirected to the new version 9.1- so those of you with the old url on your syllabi, don't worry.  You don't have to change it.  The Saddleback url is just another way to access it :O)


TO MAKE THE COURSE VISABLE TO STUDENTS:  (It is off by default)
GO TO  MySite select the course you’re teaching select MANAGE, MAKE COURSE VISIBLE TO USERS



Please contact us directly at scdefaculty@saddleback.edu with any issues you may encounter.  Be sure to visit the blog and our website for more details, video tutorials, documentation and archived information about the upgrade process at: http://ciddeblock.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful day!
Center for Instructional Design & Distance Education, BGS 249

1 comment:

  1. I am missing some buttons in Blackboard: Create Assessments, Add Interactive Tool, and Assign Textbook. Any ideas?

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