eCampus will be unavailable for 24 hours starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, for an upgrade that will fix some bugs and add or improve several features.
ITS and Blackboard recommend that you stop using Internet Explorer with this eCampus update. Microsoft stopped supporting Explorer in January 2016, and Blackboard will not resolve issues reported with that browser. Blackboard recommends using Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
When the May 9 upgrade is finished:
- Instructors and students can access Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box to place content directly from these cloud services into their course.
- Instructors can grade assignments using the Blackboard Instructor app.
- Instructors can grant permission to teaching assistants to reconcile grades. The option “This grader will have access to reconcile grades” appears when the instructor enables delegated grading.
- Students can download certain file types (DOC, DOCX, PDF) with annotations as an annotated PDF after their submission has been graded by the instructor. Instructors can download the file as annotated pdf as well.