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Important Dates

CANCELLED
Sunday, March 16:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Sunday, April 20:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Sunday, May 18:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Sunday, June 15:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Sunday, July 20:
6AM - 10AM Regularly scheduled maintenance

Help: on your own time, when you need it.

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Getting Started

New! Highlighted Resolved Issues and New Features for Blackboard
Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11.

  » Download "Highlighted Resolved Issues and New Featuers" (PDF)
  » Watch  Global Navigation
  » Watch  New Calendar
  » Watch  New Content Editor
  » Watch  Inline Assignment Grading
  » Watch  Assessment Item Analysis
  » Watch  Discussion Boards

Getting to know the OAK website and Blackboard Learn 9.1.
  » Download "Getting to Know OAK" guide with menu printout pages (PDF)
  » Watch "Getting to Know the OAK Website" (coming soon)
  » Watch "Getting Started with Blackboard Learn 9.1 (coming soon)

Using Internet Explorer 9 with OAK.
  » Download "Using IE9 with OAK" (PDF)

Show / Hide the Course Menu.
  » Download "Expanding and Collapsing the Course Menu" (PDF)

Making a course available.
  » Download "Make Your Course Available" (PDF)
  » Watch "Make Your Course Available" (coming soon)

Copying course material from one course to another.
  » Download "Course Export / Package Import" (PDF)
  » Watch "Copying Course Material to a New Course" (coming soon)

Digital Dropbox Replacement: the Assignments tool.
  » Download "Assignments: Using OAK without the Digital Dropbox" (PDF)
  » Watch "Assignments: Using OAK without the Digital Dropbox" (coming soon)

Enrolling "Guests" (or other course roles) in your course.
  » Download "Enrolling a Guest" (PDF)
  » Watch "Assignments: Using OAK without the Digital Dropbox" (coming soon)

Guides to OAK Elements

Blackboard Mobile Learn
  » Visit the Blackboard Mobile Learn website.

Document Unpackager
  » Download Document Unpackager Instructor Guide (PDF)

iTunes U
  » Download iTunes U Instructor Guide (PDF

SafeAssign
  » Download Bb 9.1 SafeAssign Instructor Guide (PDF)
  » Download Bb 9.1 SafeAssign Student Guide (PDF)
  » Download SafeAssign Paper Reprocessing Guide (PDF)

New! TurningPoint5 (student response system)
  » Download Using Bb with TurningPoint5 (PDF)
  » Download TurningPoint Instructor Guide (PDF)
  » Download TurningPoint Student Guide (PDF)

  Instructors need to download the latest version of TurningPoint (5.2.0):
  1. Visit the TurningTechnologies download page
  2. Scroll down to Polling Software
  3. Click TurningPoint 5
  4. Click the title of the version you need to download


Guides from Blackboard

Blackboard Learn 9.1 User Guides
The Blackboard User Guides are provided for Vanderbilt facutly and students to use as a quick reference.Vanderbilt does not have all the features described in the Guides. If you need more help, please contact your local support provider.

  » View Bb 9.1 Instructor Guide (link)
  » View Bb 9.1 Student Guide (link)

 

CANCELLED!
Regularly Scheduled Down Time: Sunday, March 16

03.14.14    The downtime scheduled for Sunday, March 16 has been cancelled. The maintenance being performed was for a supporting system and has not been rescheduled as of yet. We apologize for the inconvenience - OAK Support

Note about Regularly Scheduled Maintenance:
    Though we like to have our servers up 24/7, there are times when we need to take them down to perform regular maintenance. Please note that we will reserve the third Sunday morning of each month to perform these tasks. OAK may be down between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM the THIRD Sunday of each month. If we need to be down longer (or not at all), we will provide 2-3 week notice that will be posted on the main OAK website.
    Please know that there may be times that we need to take the server down immediately in emergency situations. Information about such downtime can always be found on the main OAK website.

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