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Retiring Campus Pack

Ohio University’s license for the Campus Pack tools expired as of April 30, 2017 and the university will not be renewing it.
 

Blogs:

If you use Campus Pack blogs now, you can use the native Blackboard blogs tool. You can find the Blackboard blog tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard blogs in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blogs-SP13-Final.pdf

Journals:

If you use Campus Pack journals now, you can use the native Blackboard journals tool. You can find the Blackboard journal tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard journals in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blackboard-Journal-SP13r1.pdf

Wikis:

If you use Campus Pack wikis now, you can use the native Blackboard wikis tool. You can find the Blackboard wiki tool on the Tools page in the course menu, or in the Tools menu on any Bb content page. You can find detailed instructions on creating Blackboard wikis in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Blackboard-Wiki-SP13r1.pdf

Podcasts:

Though Blackboard does not have a “podcast” feature, there are several ways to embed existing audio and video recordings directly into Blackboard. Most audio and video files can be uploaded using the Audio and Video options on the Build Content menu of any Bb content area. You can find detailed instructions for adding audio and video files in the Faculty How To Guides page of the Bb Support website:

https://www.ohio.edu/oit/bbsupport/howto/faculty/upload/Multimedia-SP13-Final.pdf

 

If you need assistance with creating new audio or video files, please contact the instructional designers in the Office of Instructional Innovation.

https://www.ohio.edu/instructional-innovation/

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System Status

Blackboard is functioning as expected.

The Turnitin ETS e-rater service will be unavailable between 3 AM and 7 PM EDT on Sunday, October 22, 2017 for vendor maintenance.  Any Turnitin submissions during that time will not be evaluated by the e-rater grammar checking tool.

 

 
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The Crocodoc document preview service is considered to be functioning normally as long as the conversions are completed within 36 hours.  The service can only convert a few documents at a time, so when a large number of submissions are made system-wide, a back log is expected.  If a conversion is taking longer than 36 hours, the vendor would consider that submission stuck/failed and recommends the instructor allow a new submission/attempt.  Instructors should note that students are not at fault for these delays and failures, and should not be penalized when it occurs.