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News and views on instructional design and technology from the Technology and Learning Program at CSU, Chico

  • Bb Learn Self-Support Functions Moving

    The Blackboard Learn Self-Service tool will be shut down as of February 16th, 2017. Its functions are moving to new, streamlined locations.   Where Do I Manage my Bb Learn Enrollments? You can now provide users access directly from within the course or organization itself, provided you are a course instructor or organization leader. Managing your Blackboard Learn Course... Read more »

  • Bb Learn’s new bugs – Jan. 2017

    Faculty, by now you have seen the new interface for Bb Learn and are preparing your courses for the spring semester 2017. If you have not yet noticed, there are a couple of bugs that you may not like. One is how you can “drag and drop” to reorder elements on a content page. It... Read more »

  • New year, slightly new look for Bb Learn

    On January 2, 2017, Blackboard Learn will have a new look and feel. Although the new “theme” is fairly subtle, it will enable a much more responsive design for students accessing their courses through their mobile devices. What will it look like? The Blackboard Home page will have a 2-column layout (see Figure 1 below) The Blackboard Home page... Read more »

  • PeerMark Discontinued for Spring, 2017

    Please note that CSU Chico will turn off access to Turnitin PeerMark on January 5, 2017. Keep in mind, it is only PeerMark that is being turned off; Turnitin Originality Reports and GradeMark are still available. According to the Turnitin Product Roadmap, they are “no longer making any changes” to the current PeerMark product. Their long term goal is... Read more »

  • Blackboard Collaborate “Classic” Discontinued

    Blackboard has discontinued Collaborate “Classic,” for its more modern interface referred to as Collaborate “Ultra.” This means you will no longer have access to Blackboard Collaborate Classic or Classic recordings as of Spring 2017. Accessing your Blackboard Collaborate Classic Recordings If you would like save any of your Bb Collaborate Classic recordings, follow the steps in this tutorial or contact... Read more »


New Faculty: Register for Intro to Bb Learn Workshop

Bb Learn isn't meant to be learned alone.  Sign up for one of our January 2017 intro workshops using this Google form or through campus DTS.

Blackboard Collaborate Classic Has Been Retired

The new Blackboard Collaborate is enabled, by default, in all your Bb Learn courses. Find out more here.


Textbook Alternatives Program yr. 4

Now accepting applications!


Digital Media Bank

If you're wanting new resources for enriching your online content please check here: the Digital Media Bank

Find options for images, audio, video, and mixed content.

TLP and Faculty Affairs

The Technology and Learning Program has moved! (organizationally, not physically)