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Below are updates and timely information from LAIC.
Zoom - Action Needed - Fall Update
All new NDSU faculty and student users will need to activate their account by first logging in to Zoom at ndsu.zoom.us
before using it in Blackboard. You will sign into Zoom using your NDSU Credentials.
YuJa Software Capture - Action Needed - Fall Update
YuJa has released new versions of the YuJa Software Capture application for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems recently. All users should uninstall their current Software Capture application and then reinstall the latest version before the start of fall semester classes to take advantage of new features and fixes for previous issues.
- Uninstall the YuJa Software Capture application (instructions: Windows PCs – Macintosh)
- Open YuJa from any Blackboard course > Create Recording > Download and Install
It is a good practice to update your YuJa Software Capture application each semester, as YuJa adds new features frequently.
Attention All Respondus 4.0 Users - Action Needed - Fall Update
Respondus 4.0 requires a new installation/activation password by the end of July of each year.
If you have Respondus 4.0 installed on your computer, you MUST update the activation password to continue using the software:
- Open the NDSU - SoftwareDownload page (log in with your NDUS username and password, if prompted)
- Copy the Installation Password: (valid through the end of: July 2021)
- On or after
August 1, the software will prompt you to enter the new
password the first time you open Respondus 4.0 – return to the Software Downloads page to copy the new installation password
TurningPoint Instructors – Action Needed – May 2020 Security Updates - Fall Update
The TurningPoint integration was upgraded on Thursday, May 21, 2020 for security purposes. There will be a one-time authentication and you will be good to go! All of the functionality and workflows will still be the same.
Bb Annotate - Inline assignment grading replacement available now – Fall Update
Effective June 1: Bb Annotate has replaced the New Box View inline grading tool in Blackboard Assignments!
Bb Annotate offers more robust features for providing feedback to learners:
A new sidebar summary view
Freehand drawing tools, text tools, and various color selections
Comments can be stored in the Content Library and reused in multiple courses
Students can print and/or download graded submissions including the annotations
Blackboard Ally and Course Content Accessibility - 5/14/2020
Make your course content more inclusive and accessible for all users with Blackboard Ally. Ally is currently turned on by instructor request only in NDSU Blackboard courses for Summer or Fall, 2020; however, Ally will be implemented in all NDSU courses in the near future.
Respondus 4.0 How to Documents and Connection Issue Solution – 5/7/2020
Respondus 4.0 is a free tool NDSU instructors can used to easily import exams created in MS Word documents into Blackboard courses. (Windows Only)
To resolve issues connecting to the Blackboard server:
Open Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide
Select Help > About Respondus . . . if your version is older than 4.0.8.06 February 6, 2020, update Respondus 4.0
Select Help > Check for Update > if prompted to update, follow the instructions on screen
After the update is complete, close Respondus 4.0 if it didn’t close automatically
Restart Respondus 4.0 > retry the Blackboard connection
If the error message persists on connecting to Blackboard, make sure you enter your NDUS username and password correctly – the same username and password you use to log in to Blackboard.
Internet Explorer (including IE 11) is no longer supported in this newest Blackboard version and beyond. We have already identified issues with creating or editing Announcements, and the Attendance and Create Recording features will not work in Internet Explorer. Other issues isolated to Internet Explorer will not be resolved by Blackboard Support.
The solution is to use another browser - Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.