UNI eLearning Suite

Blackboard Learn Service Disruption - 502 or 503 Bad Gateway Errors - Friday, March 27, 2020 - Resolved

Around 9:32 a.m. CDT, users were able to login and access the UNI Blackboard Learn System again.
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Around 9 a.m. CDT, users trying to access the UNI Blackboard Learn System may be getting a '502 (or 503) Bad Gateway' error. Existing sessions appear to still work, so this appears to only affect new logins. So UNI's Blackboard Learn System is still operational; however due to network routing issues at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where our Blackboard Learn instance is hosted, new users are unable to reach the system.

  • More testing workshops have been added to the Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar

    More Testing Workshops Now Available

    Please visit our Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar for details on dates and times for added Blackboard Learn testing workshops and to register. The beginning level workshop, which gets you started in creating tests and making them available for students, is called "Bb04a: Testing 1, 2, 3: Developing, Deploying and Editing an Online Test in Bb Learn". We also encourage you to take the level 2 workshop, called "Bb04b: Putting Bb Learn Online Testing to the Test", which addresses online testing obstacles, viewing and analyzing student test results, and responding to manually graded questions such as essays and short answer.

  • New workshops for teaching remotely

    Three New Workshops Specifically for Teaching Remotely

    We have developed three new workshops for teaching remotely. The first, "Blackboard Learn - Your Class Hub for Remote Teaching", is offered March 25 and 31 & April 2, 6, and 7. The second workshop, "Remote Options to Assess Student Learning", is offered March 26, 27, 30 and 31. The third workshop, "Remote Possibilities: Considering your Students' Bandwidth" is offered on March 25 from 3-4pm. The third workshop also has a supporting webpage. For more details and to sign up visit our Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar

  • Screen shot of the Academic Contingency Template course's Course Content folder.

    Bb Learn Template Course for Shift to Remote Teaching of Spring 2020 Classes

    To assist faculty and instructors with UNI’s temporary shift to exclusive remote teaching and learning, a course template has been developed with pre-created content folders for the remaining weeks in the Spring 2020 semester. Information, written directions, and video walkthrough are located in the Academic Contingency Bb Learn Template Instructions Google Doc. Please also visit our Academic Contingency Planning page for creating, posting, and communicating to students. Additional resources on teaching, learning, and working remotely can be found on the UNI Remote page.

  • Are you Prepared? Essential eLearning workshop opportunities added

    Essential eLearning Workshop Opportunities Added

    You wash your hands often. You don’t touch your face. You sneeze and cough into your arm or a tissue. You are prepared! Or are you? Do you know how to shift your face-to-face courses online in an emergency? In response to UNI's preparedness efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), workshops and resources have been added to support the shift of classes to remote delivery of instruction. Visit the UNI Remote page to find resources on teaching, learning, and working remotely. For faculty, visit our Academic Contingency Planning page for creating, posting and communicating to students. Added workshops focus on getting started with eLearning Suite tools essential to preparing for this shift. Learn more on the Faculty/Staff Workshop Calendar.

  • NEW! - Bb Getting Started - Baby Steps Workshop Series

    Bb Getting Started - Baby Steps Workshop Series

    Have your students asked you to put your syllabus, grades, and other resources online in Blackboard? Do you want to get started with the very basics of Blackboard? If this describes you, then this series of workshops is the perfect solution. These four workshops are offered over the lunch hour on the same day of the week for four weeks. Before you know it, you’ll put smiles on your students’ faces! Learn more about the new Bb Getting Started - Baby Steps Workshop Series.

Announcements

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

A recording of the "Remote Possibilities: Considering your Students' Bandwidth" provided by the CETL and ETMS is available. This session discussed options for teaching remotely for students with "low-bandwidth" capabilities.

Friday, Mar 20, 2020

We've created a short video to show you how to add the Remote Resources for Library Users page to your Blackboard Learn course navigation. This will also work to show you how to add other web links as well...

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Because of high demand, we've added an additional Panopto and Zoom workshops on March 19. We will continue to monitor workshop attendance and make adjustments to offerings as needed.

Monday, Mar 16, 2020

Faculty and Instructors: Are you Prepared? workshop recording is available. This is a Panopto recording of a presentation given to CBA faculty on March 13, 2020.

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

To assist faculty and instructors with UNI’s temporary shift to exclusive remote teaching and learning, a course template has been created. Information and directions are located in the Academic Contingency Bb Learn Template...