Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
Some of you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your assignments and labs through Blackboard. I suspect the problems are arising from the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer. We have found that Internet Explorer tends to block some of Blackboard's features. So, I recommend using either Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com) or Google Chrome (http://google.com/chrome). Both browsers perform well with Blackboard and are free downloads from their respective sites.
Also, if you are using a MAC computer, please submit your assignments in either the MS Word "doc or docx" formats, Rich Text format (rtf), or Adobe Acrobat "pdf" format. We have no way to open and read any document submitted in the MAC "pages" format.
Finally, if any of your courses make use of the Respondus LockDown Browser for the taking of exams, this browser WILL NOT work on "Chromebook" computers or any other computers running the Chrome operating system (don't confuse this with the Google Chrome web browser, they are 2 different products). In that event, you will have to find and use a computer that's running under the Windows or MAC operating system.
The Spring 2017 Student Evaluation of Instruction process will begin Monday, Mar. 27th, 2017, and should be completed by Friday, Apr. 7th, 2017, by 5:00 PM.
It is important that students feel anonymity is preserved, so this survey is presented to the students through a separate Blackboard course shell to which the instructor has no access.
Please answer the questions presented and enter any comments you may have in the spaces provided.
Thank you for your corporation in this evaluation process.
Dr. Janie Bailey,
Vice President for Academic Affairs
When submitting files to course "Assignments" (attaching to an assignment submission), you MUST use one of the following file formats:
Microsoft Word document (doc or docx) format
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (xls or xlsx) format
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format
or Rich Text (rtf) format. Also, standard image formats such as; jpg, jpeg, etc. can also be read. So, if need be a scan or digital photo of a printed document can also be uploaded.
DO NOT submit any files in the Apple (MAC or iPad) "pages" format, as EACC computers can't open those files.