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Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled to Begin on December 17, 2013

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Penny Rice

On Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 12 Midnight CST, IT will begin an upgrade of Blackboard Learn to Service Pack 13. During this maintenance, blackboard.olemiss.edu will be offline. Since this update will require additional disk maintenance, we expect Blackboard Learn will be available by Tuesday, December 24. However, we will make every effort to complete this […]

New Blackboard Interface

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Penny Rice

On Wednesday, August 14, the Office of Information Technology (IT) will release a redesigned user interface for Blackboard Learn (Blackboard).    At first glance, Blackboard will look very different, but rest assured that all Blackboard tools and menus are exactly where they were before.  The interface has just been redesigned to provide a clean and […]

Faculty Activity – New Custom Reports

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by amelia

We are pleased to announce recent enhancements to the Faculty Activity interface in myOleMiss.   You can now create custom reports through the Faculty Activity interface. The custom report feature does not replace your annual Faculty Report, but will allow you to leverage the data that has been entered over time into a format for other […]

Blackboard Becomes More Mobile with Recent Upgrades

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Penny Rice

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Blackboard Learning Management System recently received several product enhancements with the release of a new version of Blackboard Mobile Learn and a system upgrade to version 9.1 SP7. Blackboard Mobile Learn gives students and instructors access to their course content on a variety of mobile devices, including the […]

Higher Education Meets eBay: An Online Marketplace for Course Notes

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by JIMMY BALL

Instructors and students have been sharing course materials online for over fifteen years.  In the early years of the Internet and web browsers, instructors posted course materials on a personal web page or a file transfer (ftp) site.  In recent years, web-based learning management systems have replaced these personal course web pages.  Products such as […]

Faculty Receive New Technology Through TACIT

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

Ninety-six faculty members were approved recipients as part of this year’s TACIT program.  Now in its thirteenth year, TACIT provides for the cyclical replacement of faculty technology and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and carried out by the Office of Information Technology (IT).  Only full-time instructional faculty and full-time faculty with computers purchased prior to January 2007  were […]

Blackboard Mobile Learn

Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by Penny Rice

Would you like to access Blackboard from anywhere? Now there’s an App for that. Introducing Blackboard Mobile Learn at The University of Mississippi The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the launch of Blackboard Mobile Learn, a free mobile application that brings interactive teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students full access […]

Online Tutorials

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

People often want to know what online resources are available to help them get up to speed on new software. To help answer that, we have just compiled a list of tutorials, how-tos, and video demonstrations for some popular programs.  Among these are Outlook 2010 (which many employees will begin using with the current Exchange […]

Update on Faculty Activity Reports

Posted on: December 6th, 2010 by amelia

It is getting to be that time of year again! Whereas many students and instructors are focused on wrapping up the fall semester, various others have been actively working on adjustments to the Faculty Activity Report process, which will begin in March 2011 — sooner than we want to believe. So your question may be, […]

Faculty Members Receive New Computers Through TACIT

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 by kfg

Ninety-four faculty members received new computers as part of this year’s TACIT program (see http://www.olemiss.edu/tacit/).   Now in its twelfth year, TACIT provides for the cyclical replacement of faculty computers and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and carried out by the Office of Information Technology (IT). Faculty members are given the choice between desktop, laptop, […]