Instructional Design and Academic Technology

08/03/2022
Instructors must download the new app, students will be automatically updated. The new app will be available on August 8th, 2022. Support for the Blackboard Instructor app ends in September 2022. 

04/22/2021
Web browsers, Blackboard, and other web based applications frequently require updates to expand functionality, fix bugs, or address security issues. These changes don't necessarily sync up all the time across applications so functionality can break. To minimize these issues we recommend faculty and students maintain up-to-date versions of whatever browser they prefer. Browsers may update automatically, but you can check for available updates. Update your browser if one is available.

09/24/2020
The Blackboard Annotate tool, which professors use to view and grade documents attached to assignments, occasionally removes formatting from documents when the instructor views them.

07/24/2019
Permalinks to library resources must be edited to remain usable for students.

05/23/2018
The IDAT (Instructional Design and Academic Technology) Library: Resources for Online Teaching and Course Development resource library is available to all faculty and adjuncts and includes videos, information about open educational resources, and best practices.