Blackboard access restored (7/2/15, 7:00 am PST)

Blackboard is now available to both on-campus and off-campus users.

Thank you for your patience.

Special thanks to our staff and colleagues in the UO Libraries Center for Media & Educational Technologies (CMET), Information Services (IS), and to the Network for Education and Research in Oregon (NERO) for resolving this matter and keeping us safe.

Blackboard unavailable from off-campus. Use VPN.

Blackboard is currently unavailable from off-campus. To use Bb from off campus, please install and connect through the Virtual Private Network (VPN), and then try again.

What is VPN?

VPN is a set of software and hardware that enables your computer to transparently connect to a remote network as if you were physically attached to that network. Communication between your computer and the remote VPN hardware is secure (encrypted). VPN is useful for accessing resources (library’s databases, electronic journals, etc.) that are normally restricted to campus use. Learn more about how to use VPN.

Don’t Wait! Move from Bb to Canvas now

All Bb courses must move to Canvas by 9/30/15.

Blackboard course content from Fall 2012-Spring 2015, are being migrated to Canvas for you. Instructors can log in now and see for yourself. 

As of June 29, 2015 we have migrated nearly 17,000 Blackboard courses dating back to Winter 2013 into Canvas. We are currently working on migrating course content from Fall Quarter 2012, Fall Law Semester 2012, and Spring Quarter 2015. For terms prior to Fall 2012, we will export and archive any remaining Blackboard content. To see which terms have been successfully migrated, please check our course migration tracking sheet.

16,961 courses migrated

 

No Blackboard course content will be deleted.

So what does this mean for me?

This should make locating materials you used in a previous course easier to find because it will be within your drop down menu for Canvas courses.

Summer is the perfect time to migrate to Canvas! 

All courses will be taught in Canvas beginning September 30, 2015. Don’t wait until the last minute.

Take advantage of the summer term to learn Canvas by publishing your course now. Most faculty, GTFs, and students report that Canvas is intuitive and easy to use, but if you have questions or any special circumstances to address, you’ll want to work through them now when the lines for support are low.

 

shorter wait times for support now through July. Long wait times in August and September.

 

Bb to Canvas Migration: Summer & Fall Course shells now available

Summer and Fall course shells are now available in Canvas. Log in now at canvas.uoregon.edu and prepare your courses.

Faculty Members & GTFs: we know your time is limited and precious! Faculty members and GTFs needing assistance will experience the shorter wait times now through July.

Wait times for technical assistance are relatively low right now. Wait times and faculty demand for technical assistance will increase in September. So, please log in now and get started. You’ll be glad you did.

Workshops

Register for quick-start, hands-on workshops. Bring your laptop and course materials to this two-hour workshop and you’ll be on your way to a published course.

New! Self-paced Canvas course online

DIYers – the new Introduction to Canvas for Faculty and GTFs online course is now available. Learn Canvas on your own schedule and at your own pace. Log in at canvas.uoregon.edu