Distance Education

The IT Distance Education division provides equipment, services and support to enable distance learning implemented by the various academic department on campus.

Services
Blackboard
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing
Respondus 4.0 (For Instructors)
Respondus LockDown Browser
SafeAssign Instructor Guide
SafeAssign – Manual for Students
Tegrity
Video Teleconferencing
Course Studio

 

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing
Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform that can be used as a virtual classroom, or office meeting space.  It can be used within Blackboard or outside of Blackboard.  Blackboard Collaborate is a replacement for Saba Centra on the UCA campus. Visit the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing page.

 

Having Problems Submitting SafeAssignments on MAC
Within Blackboard Learn, there are some tools (such as SafeAssign and Starfish) that are external to the system.In order to access these tools, you may need to override some web browser settings to allow for “third-party cookies”.

Mac OS X Windows
Chrome

  1. Go to Chrome Preferences [ ⌘ , ]
  2. Scroll down to the Privacy section
  3. Press “Content Settings”
  4. UNCHECK “Block third-party cookies and site data”.
Chrome

  1. Go to Chrome Settings in the Customize and control Google Chrome menu.
  2. Click “Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Privacy section
  4. Press “Content Settings”
  5. UNCHECK “Block third-party cookies and site data”.
  6. Press Done.
  7. Close the Settings tab.
Firefox

  1. Go to Firefox Preferences [ ⌘ , ]
  2. Go to the Privacy panel
  3. Select Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history
  4. Check the box for Accept cookies from sites
  5. And Always for Accept third-party cookies.
  6. Close the Preferences window.
Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options.
  2. Go to the Privacy panel.
  3. Select Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history
  4. Check the box for Accept cookies from sites
  5. And Always for Accept third-party cookies.
  6. Press OK to close the Options window.
Safari

  1. Go to Safari Preferences [ ⌘ , ]
  2. Go to the Privacy panel.
  3. In “Block cookies and other website data”, select Never.
  4. Close the Preferences window.
Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Internet Options, either through Internet Explorer or the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Privacy panel.
  3. Press the Advanced button.
  4. Check the box for “Override automatic cookie handling”.
  5. Select “Accept” for Third-party cookies.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Press OK to close the Internet Options window.

 

Blackboard Helpful Information
Accessing Blackboard and Course Studio
Blackboard Request Form: Request Courses, TA’s, Changes, etc.
Copying Content in Blackboard (How To)

 

Related Information
How do I clear the Java cache on Windows?
How do I clear the Java cache on Mac?

 

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