Category: Known Issues

Blackboard Slowness – July 5th, 2019

Many Blackboard customers, included UA, have been experiencing intermittent slowness issues since the morning of Wednesday, July 3rd. Blackboard is aware of the problem and they are working to correct the underlying issue.

Needs Grading option for showing items not included in grading calculations

Needs Grading has a new option for showing items that are not included in grading calculations, which is always unchecked by default. If the “Include in Grade Center grading calculations” setting is not selected for an assignment, test, or other Grade Center column, it will not display in Needs Grading without selecting this new option. The box must be checked each time, and you must select Go.

Screen shot showing checkbox and go button referred to in instructions

Blackboard Learn Privacy Notice

Users logging in to the upgraded Blackboard Learn system for the first time may be asked to agree to Privacy Terms and Conditions via a click-through announcement. This announcement is part of Blackboard’s efforts to meet newly required international data privacy regulations, including the European General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The GDPR and other data privacy regulations require that users be asked to newly agree to existing privacy notices.

People.ua.edu

All people.ua.edu sites are currently down. We will update with more information as we receive it.

Blackboard App – Due date Discrepancy

There’s known issue where if a user is located in a different time zone than their school’s server, they will see a different due date in the app compared to the desktop. The student will need to follow the due dates listed in the desktop version of Blackboard Learn to be in sync with the instructor and the course due dates.