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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Student Tech Buzz 1/20-1/24
Techwinkle, your SU Traveling Bb Support Moose!
This cute little moose finally has a name
worthy of the support it provides around campus! After running the
contest for over a month, Techwinkle is ready to rock SU with some of
the most accessible Bb support that SU provides! Don't forget to follow
Techwinkle on twitter (@techwinkle) for up-to-date information about
Traveling Bb Support here at SU.
Now that Techwinkle has a name, it mentioned a new goal, "Let's all learn to Blackboard better!"
Thank you to all of the 150+ Bb users who participated in this contest from start to finish!
Make sure to stop by and visit Techwinkle and his companion, Tristan Plummer, at Traveling Bb Support:
Something seems strange in a Bb Course? Don't panic!
Putting together a well coordinated and organized Bb course is time
consuming and requires a lot of focus. If you notice something is amiss
with some of the content within your course, contact your professor.
You must speak to your professor if the issue is content related
because professors are 100% in control of the content within their
course. Here are a few examples of issues that can rarely occur:
A link is broken
A menu item is taking you to an area that does not match its description
An assignment on the syllabus does not seem to be available when specified
Keep in mind, if you are having any Bb issues that are not content related, you should fill out a work order, or stop by and visit Traveling Bb Support (click the Traveling Support Schedule link on the left side for the schedule).
Remember to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts and Update Your Opt-Out Date!
Were you that
diligent student who braved the icy blasts to show up on time just to
find out that SU was closed yesterday (1/21)? Don't worry. Nobody saw
you. I think I have a worthwhile solution that will enable you to stay
comfortable and safe the next time there is a delay or cancellation.
Sign up for Emergency Alerts!
Keep in mind that Emergency Alerts can potentially save you from dealing with more than just bad weather.
To sign up for Emergency Alerts, just log into Blackboard, click the
community tab, fill out the required fields, and hit submit!
If you have already signed up for Emergency Alerts, but are no longer
receiving them, it is probably because your "Opt-Out" date has expired,
log into E2Campus and update your "Opt-Out" date. Once again you should
be receiving Emergency Alerts.