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Below are updates and timely information from LAIC.

Updated: 9/28/22

Consolidated Blackboard Mobile App Available - Blackboard Instructor App No Longer Supported

Blackboard released an updated consolidated mobile app on August 8, 2022 that combines the former Blackboard (student) and Blackboard Instructor apps into one app. Students can simply update the current Blackboard app. Instructors, assistants and graders should remove the old app(s) before downloading the new Blackboard app.

The Blackboard Instructor mobile app has reached end of life and will be removed from app stores Friday, September 30, 2022. Instructors should now use the consolidated Blackboard Learn app. While the Blackboard Instructor app may still work, it will no longer be updated or supported by Blackboard.

The Course Messages tool is available in all courses from the Blackboard app. Instructors may need to check their Course Messages Inbox (Tools > Course Messages) frequently as Course Messages are not sent via email. Consider adding clear contact instructions to your course syllabus if you want students to contact you via email.
See the Feature Guide for the Blackboard App for more information.

Blackboard Collaborate is now known as Class Collaborate

Class Technologies Inc., a leader in synchronous virtual learning, announced it has closed on the acquisition of the Blackboard Collaborate application. Prior to the acquisition by Class, Blackboard Collaborate was part of the Anthology product suite, following Anthology's merger with Blackboard last year. Click here to read more!


Some users may receive a "Bad Request" or “Unauthorized Sorry your session has expired” message when clicking the Start or Join button within the Zoom tool in their Blackboard course. Users experiencing this message should try the button in another web browser, or copy the meeting URL from the Invitation button next to Start/Join button and paste it into their web browser address bar. This should launch the meeting.

Turning Technologies New Name

Turning Technologies merged with Echo360 and the Turing Product is called PointSolutions. It has undergone some cosmetic changes but the desk top application still functions in the same manner. Students will find the mobile app, PointSolutions in  their app store. The Web Application needs to be updated prior to your use. Desktop version; to update the new look on your receiver/thumb drive, just update to the latest version. Access Downloads here. For more information visit

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Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-02-14 16:31 CDTUpdated:2022-09-28 14:19 CDT
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