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How Save Job Search Files in Blackboard

Collecting and distributing materials related to open positions  should now be run through PeopleAdmin. Saving files that are in your Blackboard site: Step 1) Navigate to your Organization’s main page. Step 2) On the control panel on the left hand side, click on Files (fig. 1)   Step 3) Scroll to the bottom of the […]

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Access to emails for majors, minors and major/minors on leave

This information is particularly relevant for departmental AAs and others in departments that need to email majors/minors. Emailing majors and minors has been problematic since we lost the ability to sort them into separate groups in Blackboard.  While we still can’t do that, we have created a work around.  In each DEPT site in Blackboard, […]

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Welcome to the Oberlin College Blackboard FAQ

Please browse the Blackboard Help FAQ to find useful information about the system.  Click a tag in the cloud or use the search bar to find your information. Click here to browse the online help for Instructors. Click here to browse the online help for Students. If you have trouble locating the right information, please […]

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Mobility in the Classroom

Here’s a list of some apps that may help you use your iPad in the classroom more effectively.  Click here to access the google doc.  This document was created for the 2013 Teaching with Technology workshop for faculty and teaching staff.  Let’s EMERGE together!

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Does your MAC unzip .zip files automatically?

When you download a .zip file in Safari on your MAC, does it unzip automatically?  This can be problematic if you are downloading .zip files for later use (such as future import into Blackboard).  There is a setting that you can change to prevent Safari from automatically unzipping the file: Open Safari. From the Safari […]

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PDF files are blank and can’t be downloaded on a Mac in Firefox

Description: Users have been experiencing difficulties with viewing/downloading/accessing PDFs in Firefox on a Mac computer.  A user clicks a link to a pdf and either nothing happens, or a new blank tab/window opens.  The PDF is never downloaded or opened.   Product affected: Firefox on a MAC   Reported: 9/11/12   Vendor response: reference information […]

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Cookies Disabled Error

Description: One student reported to me that she was not able to gain access to the weekly journal section.  What happens (she showed it to me) is when she clicks on “view,” the message “cookies disabled” shows up.  She tried with Firefox and Safari.    Product affected: Blackboard Learn Campus Pack Wiki/Blog   Reported: 9/11/12 […]

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Understanding Copyright

Oberlin College is committed to ensuring all Oberlin College community members adhere to Copyright Law. Faculty distribute materials through Blackboard in accordance with Fair Use and: The material is only available to students that are officially registered for the course. The material is only available to those students during the period that the course is being […]

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Create and Print a Poster

Click here to access a poster on Creating Academic Posters with lots of useful tips! Printing Services Printing Services prints posters for faculty or students who want to present their research findings.  If you have any questions about the process, you can contact OCTET at 775-8345 or octet@oberlin.edu