Friday, October 30, 2015

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eLearning has been advised of a default test option that allows students to view each question on a test after it has been submitted. The default setting is “Score Per Question” and is listed under “Show Test Results and Feedback to Students” in the Test Options. This has allowed students who have completed the test to access their submitted test and view the questions and in some cases those students are allowing students who have not taken the test to view the questions on the test. To remove this feature you will need to uncheck this option when deploying the test (unless you wish for students to be able to see the text for each question after submission). The image below shows where you need to uncheck to remove this option.

uncheck option in Bb
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At this time, there is no way to remove this as a default so we wanted to make you aware that it is there. Blackboard has created an enhancement request on our behalf to ensure product development sees our desire for the functionality to remove this as a default.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SafeAssign Lag in Blackboard

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Please be advised that there was recently a SafeAssign issue on October 18th. This problem resulted in slowness in returning SafeAssign reports. While this problem has been resolved and all Originality reports should have been processed at this time, we just wanted to make you all aware of this issue. Following is a message from Blackboard containing additional details:

On October 18th, 2015, Blackboard SafeAssign began experiencing slowness in returning Originality Reports to Blackboard Assignments with SafeAssign enabled. The Blackboard Team was made aware of the issue on October 20th, and on October 21st, implemented a fix to the SafeAssign Central Service to remedy the issue.
As of the writing of this bulletin, nearly all Originality Reports have been processed and returned to end users' Assignment submissions. We expect the SafeAssign service to be performing fully within 4-6 hours of this bulletin being published.
As always, please feel free to contact eLearning Services should you have any questions or concerns, or if you continue to experience slowness in returning originality reports.