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Blackboard Browser Checker

  • We recommend Firefox for Blackboard
  • Issues? Try Google Chrome
  • We recommend not using MS Internet Explorer or Edge for Bb
  • Bb, Inc., browser support
    - some browsers work better than others for different Bb activities
    - your experience depends on your personal settings
    - if you encounter issues, use a different 
  • Clear your browser's cache
  • Keep browser, plugins, and related software up to date
    - use automatic updates or check regularly and run updates
  • Click Accept or Continue to update certificate information
  • Avoid using custom browsers from Internet Service Providers 
    (e.g., AOL, Charter, Comcast)
  • For best results, use a wired, High-Speed Internet connection 
    (e.g., Cable, DSL)
  • Avoid wireless (WiFi) connections and mobile devices for tests and uploads 


Manage My Courses Module

Students - Hide old courses on My Courses module PDF icon
Faculty - Manage your My Courses module PDF icon
  - If you are near the 99 course display limit, contact BbSupport


Bb Spell Check - Firefox - macOS/OS X



Bb Has a New Look

  • Addresses accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Guidelines)
    • Principles for structure, color contrast, and navigation
    • Greater accessibility for assistive technologies (e.g., screen readers, magnifiers)
    • Course themes are no longer available due to accessibility compliance
  • More responsive and modern
  • Optimized for mobile device browsers
  • Keeps all features, functions, and tools
  • Better learning experience for all (Universal Design)
  • And more


Bb Best Practices

- Test Taking Basics

  • Use Firefox
  • Internet Explorer/Edge
    - may display ONLY the first and last test questions, hiding all others
    - may not allow viewing Instructor Feedback
    - may corrupt an Assignment submission, making it blank
  • Use a computer with a wired connection
    - High-Speed recommended
    - Avoid mobile devices and WiFi
  • Use only Bb navigation buttons and links
  • Click links or buttons once and wait
  • Read the complete Test Taking Tips
  • Problem? Take Screen Shots  
    - Contact your instructor immediately  
    - Instructor may contact OIT

- Submitting, Attaching, Uploading

  • Close the file and quit the file's application before uploading
  • File Name - use only letters, numerals, hyphens, and underscores
    - Other characters or spaces may corrupt the file and make it unusable
  • Limit File Name to a max. of 64 characters

- Media Files

- Portfolios



Stan State Communication and Collaboration Tools

  - Camtasia - screen recording with editing
  - Collaborate - Bb web conferencing
  - Mediasite - lecture capture and content streaming
  - VoiceThread - voice and video collaboration, lecture recording
  - YouTube Mashup - add your own video to a Bb page  
  - Zoom - online meetings and presentations, virtual office hours


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