Alert: Blackboard: Important information for 2012 papers which are still being taught on Blackboard
ITS Service Notice: Blackboard: Important information for 2012 papers which are still being taught on Blackboard
Time Frame: Wednesday 5th December 2012
Audience: Staff and Student of Blackboard papers still being taught
Services Affected: Blackboard
We have been alerted today about an issue affecting Blackboard tests. This issue affects:
- Papers which are being currently taught on Blackboard now and will still be taught after the upgrade this weekend. These are usually Semester 2 2012, or Full year 2012 papers with non-standard end dates. Such papers usually run until late December, or early January/February.
- have active tests (already taken by students) which contain Random Blocks of questions.
This issue means that if a student took a test with a random block of questions before the December 8/9 upgrade, their test attempt will be able to be viewed by staff now (after the upgrade). Their grade will be visible, but the detail of what the student answered for each question will not be viewable.
This issue does not affect:
- Papers which have finished teaching for 2012
- New 2013 papers which have not started yet
- Papers which do not have tests containing random blocks of questions.
We have opened a support ticket with Blackboard and are currently working to identify specific papers which may be affected by the issue
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please contact the ITS Service Desk on 479 8888 if you have any questions regarding this.
ITS Service Desk Reference: HD0457639