- NEW: Spring 21 course sections will be available starting on December 21st. Please try to have all courses entered in Banner by that time.
- NEW – is time to archive older course sections again! Blackboard will only house the last 24 months of live course content on the hosted server so it is now time to archive anything older than 2019. We will help you save your content! Consult the 2020 course archiving page for instructions. Faculty have until December 31, 2020 to save their own archived version of previously live courses. We do not delete Development courses.
- The Online Ready site has been updated with information to help you make decisions about teaching virtually during the Spring semester.
- Join the Distance Education Support Community Team to get direct access to designers, instructional documents, meetings, and virtual workshops.
- Don’t forget to add online proctoring options to preserve test integrity during finals! Please refer to the proctoring site for more details on how to add the lock-down browser and online monitoring services in Blackboard.
- In the spring, we added Bb Annotate, the latest in inline assignment grading. For more information, please visit the Bb webinar page, the Instructor Help for Annotate, or the Bb Quick Start Guide for Annotate.
- View upcoming Quality Matters trainings. You must register in advance – click to register.
ONLINE LEARNING: For the safety of our staff and you, online learning will remain online for the remainder of 2020. We are available and frequently have virtual meetings. Contact us to set up an appointment or join our Distance Education Support Community Team. We will not be accepting or scheduling face-to-face appointments, and will update when it is safe to do so.
Refer to the Blackboard Services Status page for the most up to date information on the availability of Blackboard systems. Due to the volume of users and an influx of traffic, please understand that some services will experience slower upload times, higher wait times, and longer times for uploading graded activities.
NOTICE: Our Blackboard Learn is running on Amazon’s Web Services (cloud). Amazon Web Services has a weekly maintenance window at 3:00 AM on Tuesdays. Services may be intermittently unavailable in Blackboard at this time.
NOTICE: Marshall IT schedules a weekly maintenance window on Sundays from 7 AM to 1 PM Eastern time. Services may be intermittent during this time each week. Pre-planned IT upgrades and outages will take place during Labor Day weekend; refer to the Academic Calendar for more information.
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- Become a Student: Learn more about the programs offered online at Marshall University and apply today.
- Degrees & Courses: Want to earn a degree or certificate online? Find out what our University offers to make your classes fit your schedule.
- Design Center: A faculty lab devoted to answering your questions about Online Learning and Blackboard, the Design Center is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. We have a Design Center on the Huntington Campus (Drinko Library 235) and the South Charleston Campus (GC 321).
- Faculty Resources: Learn how to give access to your courses, start the new online course development process, ask for a Development section, cross-list your course, or create a Support Ticket. You will also find any Resources & Training and Alerts that are available or new.
- Student Resources: Need to find a proctor for an exam, or you just need to know how to get started on Blackboard? Find answers to those questions, links to Campus Services, and Department Information on in this area.