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Blackboard 9.1.10 Discussion Issue Alert

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Recently someone told me that I needed to learn that a step forward and two steps back is not a setback, but a waltz. Please keep that in mind with this announcement.

With the upgrade to BB SP10, we have experienced our first campus bug. It can be found in the Discussion area. Most of you have been using Discussions for a while and have gotten use to using the Availability function to release the forum at the appropriate time.  That function does not work properly in SP10.

From the Instructor view you will see a message similar to the one below on your Discussion list, but from the student view you can still access and post to the forum.

BB Discussion Message

BB Discussion Message

What that means to you is that you will need to manually restrict access. Go to the action link beside the forum and click Edit. Change Available to “NO” and click Submit.

BB Discussion Settings

BB Discussion Settings

You will need to manually change Availability until BB comes out with a patch for this issue. I will keep you updated.

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

January 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Posted in BB9 Essentials, BB9 How Too ...

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