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Last Chance to Retrieve Course Content from the...

Thursday, February 25, 2021 A Message from Geni Wright, Director, Online Teaching and Learning During our migration from Blackboard to Canvas, the College entered an agreement with Blackboard to maintain a Blackboard archive containing course content — such as folders, modules and assignments — for three years. Many faculty moved their course content from Blackboard in the […]

Preparing for the Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

A Message from Page Jerzak, Director, Online Teaching and Learning As communicated in an announcement from John Slot, vice president, information technology and chief information officer, and Susan Ledlow, vice president, academic affairs and planning, on Friday, April 28, 2017, Valencia College will be moving from the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) to the Canvas […]

Faculty Governance Update, September 2016

By Neal Phillips, President, Collegewide Faculty Association President Hey there fellow faculty members! I know y’all get the thematic and daily emails from me, but if you prefer to delete them, the Faculty Insight might suit you as a one-stop soapbox shop. Let’s get started … Digital Professor Certification You may have heard through one […]

Important Blackboard and Kaltura Updates

As the College continually expands accessibility to students through online learning, many of you may find yourself preparing to teach an online course this fall. If you are, you’ll want to review the following updates on Blackboard and Kaltura, Valencia’s new video delivery platform. Accessing Videos in Kaltura The migration from Adobe Media Server to the […]

December 2014 OIT Tip

Blackboard Maintenance, Thursday, December 18, 2014 As the fall semester comes to an end, Blackboard will be unavailable on Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 3 a.m. – 3 p.m. due to maintenance to the system. This will include an upgrade to the latest October 2014 release of Blackboard Learn 9.1. The majority of the functions […]

October 2014 OIT Tip

Blackboard Ate My Content! Modern browsers can do some pretty amazing things. They can display content in a consistent manner across all of your devices, remember your credentials, save your bookmarks and favorites and even keep you secure while browsing the Web. But keeping you secure is no easy feat! Many factors are at play. […]

Angel Sanchez Provides Keynote at BbWORLD 2014

Valencia’s 2014 Distinguished Graduate and winner of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, Angel Sanchez, took his inspirational message of defying the odds to the BbWORLD 2014 Conference. The two-day event, held Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, attracts educators from across the nation as they convene to explore […]

Changes to Course Group Studio in Atlas This Summer

By Patti Smith, Assistant Chief Information Officer, and Carl Creasman, Collegewide Faculty Association President, on behalf of The Atlas 2.0 Core Team As a result of a software upgrade by the vendor, after Summer Term B ends in July, Course Group Studio in Atlas will no longer be available. Course Group Studio tools are currently […]

Smarthinking Provides 24/7 Online Tutoring Support

By Karen Reilly, Campus Dean, Learning Support You may have heard the name, seen the red/orange logo around West Campus or perhaps even attended a training session on one of our latest large-scale pilots, Smarthinking. The division of Learning Support is testing this online tutoring service to assess its effectiveness in serving the diverse needs […]

Valencia Upgrades to Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP14

Over the winter break, Valencia upgraded to Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP14. The majority of the functions remain the same as the previous version (SP11), however, there are several new features including the following: 1. Test Enhancements Tests in Blackboard Learn have been updated, making specific improvements to how tests are designed and deployed. These enhancements provide […]