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 page and click the “Show All” button. This step is critical to save ALL files. (fig. 2)
All items should be displayed (fig 3.)
Step 4) Choose which files you would like to save and click the “Download Package” button.
To save ALL files:
Step 1) At the top of the page, check the box to the left of “File Type.”
Step 2) Make sure all the files are checked and highlighted, and click on “Download Package”
Your files will be saved in a .zip package.
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, AAs and Faculty have access to the emails of all majors, minors and majors and minors on leave for their department. This list updates at 3am every day. Anything happening on a given day will not be reflected in the list until the following day.
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:
If you prefer to leave this feature enabled, you can find the original .zip file in the trash. Simply drag the original .zip file from the Trash to your desktop for use.
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.
Firefox on a MAC
When you install or update Adobe Reader, it installs a plugin for viewing PDF files inside Firefox and sets that as the default. The problem is that this plugin does not work. A workaround is available. In order to view PDF files again follow these steps:
Campus Pack Wiki/Blog
The end user must allow cookies from the vendor site by making a change to their browser settings.
The exact steps to follow depend on your browser.
In Firefox, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Privacy -> go to Exceptions… and Allow cookies from oberlin.campuspack.net
In Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy and go to Sites… and Allow cookies from oberlin.campuspack.net
Are you looking for an old course that is not in your Blackboard course list? If we have a copy of the course, you can access it through Blackboard. When you log into the system you should see a box just below your course list titled “Access materials from older courses.” Click the link in the box and you’ll be prompted to enter a password. Input your ObieID (same one used to access Blackboard). Once you enter your credentials, you will be presented with a list of past courses. These are zipped package files and need to be downloaded to your computer before you can import them into Blackboard. Click the link to the course to initiate download. Please be sure to download the file without unzipping it. Once you have the file on your computer, you can then use the import feature in your course site to upload it back into the system.