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  • Do you want to add some new tools to your tool shed? You're in luck!

    Fall Faculty Focus 2021

    IT-Educational Technology and Media Services invites you to register for Fall Faculty Focus – eLearning Suite Workshops. Offered Aug. 11-17, faculty can focus on learning new technology skills before the new semester begins. Staff utilizing eLearning tools are welcome, too, although conversation will be presented from the perspective of faculty. Workshops address Bb Learn 9 features and other eLearning technologies available here at UNI and are delivered virtually via Zoom. Seating for Faculty Focus workshops is limited. See workshop calendar & registration information on our eLearning Suite Faculty/Staff Workshops page. See a workshop you aren't able to attend, but really wanted to? Check out the on-demand recordings of many of our workshops.

  • BbWorld is back, free and taking place fully online. July 13-15 & 20-22; Register now at bbworld.com

    Bb World 2021

    Blackboard's annual user conference, BbWorld, is virtual and FREE again for 2021! BbWorld provides an opportunity to share best practices, discuss changes in education, and generate new ideas. Whatever your role, you will emerge better equipped to leverage the trends in teaching and learning, the student experience, analytics, institutional change, accessibility, employability, and community engagement. Learn more and register at bbworld.com.

  • Out of storage space in your Bb Learn course? Find out what you need to know as you prepare your Fall 2021 courses.

    Bb Learn Course Quota

    Since COVID-19, usage of Bb Learn has grown significantly, which is great! However, we have exceeded our allotted storage limit by over threefold and are now subject to additional storage expenses. Bb Learn is paid for by Student Technology Fees, so it is important to keep our courses as clean and efficient as possible. Therefore, a 'Course Quota', set to a 1 GB limit, was implemented on 4/23/2021, starting with the creation of Fall 2021 Bb Learn courses. Please keep this in mind as you prepare to copy Bb Learn courses from prior semesters into your Fall 2021 courses. Learn more on how to check your course sizefactors that impact course sizewhat happens if your course size reaches the 1 GB limit, and how to fix the problem.  PLEASE NOTE: This does not impact existing courses in use prior to April 23, 2021.

  • Making videos available in your Bb Learn courses? Are you following best practice?

    Videos and Bb Learn

    While Blackboard (Bb) Learn has an option to upload videos directly into a course, this practice is highly discouraged as it causes very large courses and ultimately raises the cost of making courseware available to students. The Bb Learn system was never meant to be a video streaming service. Panopto, on the other hand, is designed to do exactly that and also offers a number of integrated features to complement your videos. Learn more about making videos available through your Bb Learn course using Panopto and how to delete videos you've already directly uploaded into your Bb Learn course. (There's more to it than just deleting the link in your content area.) 

  • Share your ideas and communicate directly with Blackboard. Register for Blackboard Community Today!

    Blackboard Product Feedback

    Do you have ideas on how to make Bb Learn better? Register for Blackboard Community and take advantage of The Product Feedback tool! This tool allows you to collaborate directly with Blackboard Product Management on feature ideas and provide use cases and feedback to help shape the future of Bb Learn's products and solutions. All you have to do is provide the product you're giving feedback on, some personal contact information, a description, and any supporting files. Your ideas will then be shared directly to the Blackboard Product Management Team! To learn more, visit our Blackboard Product Feedback page. 


Monday, Jun 28, 2021

Instructors: Learn how Respondus 4.0 allows you to create or convert exams that can be published directly to the LMS, and how the Respondus Test Bank Network can be used to generate online tests from official publisher test banks. For more information and to register, please visit: ...

Monday, Jun 14, 2021

Several features, improvements, and bug fixes will be available on Panopto on June 26th, 2021. New features include Multi-stream mobile and embed viewer, Discussion Moderation, Improved clips ordering, and Mobile apps: Background/Reliable Upload & Share. To see the complete list of this update, please visit the...

Friday, May 21, 2021

If you are new to Blackboard, or if you want to build your courses from scratch, you may want to consider using one of these templates. But first, please watch this 10-minute...

Thursday, Apr 1, 2021

As we use Zoom more for collaboration, here is a resource to learn about how to prevent unauthorized access to your zoom meeting.

How to help prevent unauthorized access to your Zoom meeting.

Friday, Jan 22, 2021

A few reminders for the start of the semester for all UNI users:

Need help with Blackboard (Bb) Learn, Panopto, or any of the other UNI eLearning Suite tools: Please complete and submit the '...