Blackboard Server Errors

Over the weekend, you may have received numerous email notices of announcements from old courses in Blackboard. This was a campus wide issue. Our Blackboard administrators have been in contact with Blackboard support to resolve this issue. We will keep you posted with a resolution.
Thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 610-660-2920 or

Blackboard Inaccessible

The Blackboard System will be down on Sunday, February 13 from 7am until 11am.

During this time, Blackboard patches will be applied to fix defects in the currently installed system release. In addition, modifications to existing Interactive Tools will no longer render the tools inoperable. Some of these tools include features in the Discussion Board, Blog, Journal, and Wiki areas.

Access to Blackboard will be available during this time.

No other services will be affected.

If you have any questions, please contact the Helpdesk.

Blackboard Workshops

IT is offering the following workshops:

All workshops will be held in Science 129 (On the ground floor of the Science Building)

Workshops will be repeated on the following dates.

Please rsvp:

Bb Getting Started

Feb 23, 5:00-6:30

March 1, 5:00-6:30

Bb Grade Center

Feb 11, 10:00-11:30

Feb 22, 5:00-6:30

March 2, 5:00-6:30

Blogs and Wiki

Feb 18, 10:00-11:30

March 15, 1:30-3:00


Feb 25, 10:00-11:30

March 16, 3:30-5:00

Wimba notes:

Wimba can be utilized by those instructors that need to communicate with their students online in real time.

Wimba takes Blackboard’s “Virtual Classroom” tool to the next level by adding voice, video, and application sharing

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

· Have a general knowledge of how to communicate with students online using tools in Wimba.

· Have a working knowledge of how to synchronously share content and web sites with students online.

Blogs and Wiki notes:

This training session will focus on how students can use blogs and wikis to communicate and collaborate in class. You will learn how to create wiki, blogs, and journals for your students. You will also learn the appropriate application of each of these tools.

Upon successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

* Create Blogs, Wiki, and Journals in a Blackboard class space