Blackboard ASP: Upgrade Blackboard 7.2

Afgelopen weekend is de Blackboardsoftware door Blackboard ASP geupgraded van versie 6.2 naar versie 7.2. Hierbij even een korte reflectie over het upgrade traject.

Dit is voor ons verreweg de makkelijkste Blackboard upgrade geweest die we tot nu toe hebben uitgevoerd, wat dat betreft maakt ASP de verwachtingen die we hadden ruimschoots waar. Alle technische zaken zoals de Blackboard upgrades (6.3, 7.1, 7.2), het upgraden van Oracle, de migratie van de data, het opnieuw installeren en configureren van Buildingblocks is allemaal uitgevoerd door Blackboard ASP.

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Testresultaten Blackboard 7.2

De afgelopen weken zijn we druk bezig geweest met het testen van Blackboard 7.2. Het testtraject zit er inmiddels op. De grootste problemen die we hadden zijn gelukkig opgelost en afgelopen maandag hebben we de Go beslissing genomen om vrijdag te starten met de upgrade. Met een beetje geluk zijn we dan of zaterdagavond laat of zondag in de loop van de ochtend weer online.

De testresultaten van ons testtaject vind je in het volgende rapportje: Resultaten testen blackboard 7.2 (.doc)

Over SafeAssign

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Introducing SafeAssign™ by Blackboard®.

We are excited to introduce SafeAssign, a new plagiarism prevention service offered by Blackboard as part of the Blackboard Enterprise platform. 

What is SafeAssign?
SafeAssign allows you to protect the originality of work and ensure a fair playing ground for all of your students. SafeAssign is integrated with the Blackboard Learning System™ products, enabling you to prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers right within your existing teaching and learning environment.  SafeAssign can also further deter plagiarism by helping to create opportunities to educate students on proper attribution and citations and help them to effectively take advantage of the wealth of information out there.

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BbWorld07 Blogs

Hierbij een overzichtje van weblogs waarop verslag wordt gedaan van de BbWorld07 conferentie in Boston:

Op het weblog van Willem van Valkenburg vond ik het volgende overzichtje:

  • Kate Boardman (foto’s)
  • Santo Nucifora
  • Paul Erickson
  • Malcolm R. Murray
  • Marc Dupuis
  • Daarnaast ben ik nog de volgende weblogs tegengekomen:

  • EdVentures in Technology
  • Arkansawyer
  • The Indiepub Blog
  • http://butte-tmi.net/blog/
  • SHU at BbWorld07 in Boston
  • Application Pack 3 voor Blackboard 7

    Terwijl ons klaar maken om (volgende week) over te gaan naar Blackboard versie 7.2 is versie 7.3 (Application Pack 3) al weer verschenen. De belangrijkste nieuwe features in App Pack 3 zijn:

    DISCUSSION BOARD ENHANCEMENTS

    • Course Discussions
      Restoring the capability in release 7.1, the user can again view the Course Discussions in a Tree View, in which the post titles to a particular thread are visible. The use must select the Tree View icon located on the right side of the Course Discussions page. Selecting a post from the Course Discussions page will navigate the user to the Thread Detail page and will display the post as well.

      Restoring the capability in release 7.1, the user can again view the Course Discussions in a Tree View, in which the post titles to a particular thread are visible. The use must select the icon located on the right side of the Course Discussions page. Selecting a post from the Course Discussions page will navigate the user to the Thread Detail page and will display the post as well.

      On the action toolbar, there are new icons. Mark as Read and Mark as Unread allow the instructor to classify which forums have been read or not. The Search area has been rolled up into a graphic icon of a magnifying glass. Selecting this icon will drop down the search area. Within the Search tool, it is now possible to search by time. Also, Subscribe and Unsubscribe icons allow users to subscribe or unsubscribe to a forum.

      Within the Thread table of the Course Discussion page, several enhancements have been made. Grade and Tag columns have been added to the page, as well as a Grade icon that allows the user to navigate to Modify Grade Item page and grade the students’ forum performance. As well, the Subscribe and Flag indicators columns have been added, allowing the user to see the subscribed and flagged forums. Also, the Date column includes the exact time of the latest change to the forum. Also, the number of unread posts in the Unread Posts column is a clickable icon that directs the user to the text of these unread posts.


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