Blackboard Instructor app: Support ending in September 2022

Blackboard’s two mobile apps have been consolidated. Previously, Blackboard offered two apps – one for staff, and one for students. If you currently use the Blackboard Instructor app, you need to download the Blackboard app (iOS/iPadOS, Android). The most recent release of the Blackboard app now contains all the instructor functionality found in the Instructor Continue Reading…

SafeAssign: Scheduled maintenance

SafeAssign will be unavailable between 0600-0900 BST on 19 July 2022 (see details for other time zones). During the maintenance, Students will be able to submit as normal. Assignments will be affected as follows: Submitted files will be queued and sent to SafeAssign after the maintenance is complete. Instructors accessing the SafeAssign course tool will Continue Reading…

Kaltura retirement

The university is to retire Kaltura, one of two video streaming solutions currently integrated into Blackboard. Panopto/Aston Replay will be the only supported video streaming platform on Blackboard Learn from the end of the 2021/22 academic year. Why? Aston has subscribed to Panopto (aka Aston Replay) since 2009, and Kaltura since 2013. Historically, Panopto concentrated Continue Reading…

File size upload limit

Blackboard will now refuse to accept any uploads greater than 2560MB / 2.56GB. If you try, you will see the following message: Students If you are submitting large file assignments, e.g. a video, these should not be submitted directly to the assignment attempt. Follow the instructions provided in your module – they will include information Continue Reading…