"On July 9, Blackboard experienced a significant problem during their regular maintenance window that shut down VA2, but spared VA3 after just 30 minutes of downtime beyond the announced window. Reminds me of last August!"
"John, you've summarized quickly what I was wondering about. Seems they are so busy buying companies that they haven't had time to get around to some of the basics yet. Midnight here, so time to call it a day. Later where you are!"
"With all the conversation about the cloud, I thought a map might be helpful. Here is a link to a social networking map. Probably a lot of others out there, but this one caught my eye.
Thought you all might find these two links…"
"I totally agree, which is why I was very pleased to learn of this Ning site and thankful for the invitation to participate, along with other Fisher's Net institutions IT folks. Going it alone never did/does make any sense. Community is our…"
"Thanks mgvh for posting the links. Like John, I read through the 12 comments and found them interesting and predictable. I also will be very interested in what the cost of including these features to our Blackboard Learn license will end up being.…"
"Thanks Sebastian and John for your prompt replies and helpful questions. It would appear that it will take a bit of time for the dust to settle and for consortiums like the Fisher's Net to learn what financial arrangements might be possible.…"
Just received this email from more presidents than I can count!
Thought it might stir up some conversation on the site.
Comment if you'd like.
Today, we've announced that Elluminate, Wimba, and Blackboard…"
More information from the president of Blackboard Learn, relating to 9.1.
After only 90 days since the release of Blackboard 9.1, the first Service Pak has been released to fix bugs in 9.1 (some of you posted below that you didn't want…"
"The Fisher's Net has been informed by Blackboard that they will be assigned a new set of IP addresses due to their size. Here is a copy of the announcement:
On Wednesday , June 9, from 2:00 AM EST to 6:00 AM EST - the Managed Hosting team will…"
Here is an email I received from Blackboard about a webinar to update all of us on things they are doing to improve. There is time for questions. Seems like a great place to air the issues we've already surfaced here on this site…"
Thanks for posting the issue between IE and Word when pasting files into the discussion board in Blackboard.
We’ve had this issue before with IE and Word. While both are Microsoft products they are not compatible with each other! I…"
"Michael, I'm pleased that Derek was able to get your IPad set up to work with Blackboard 9.0. Glad to know that we don't have to upgrade to 9.1 in order to be able to do this. Just one more piece to add to the conversation about whether or…"
"From the Fisher's Net point of view, what works best for the whole consortium is what we will try to do.
The critical piece of the conversation is to find out if there is a service pak upgrade that merely addresses many of the ongoing bugs in…"
After graduating from Christ Seminary - Seminex in 1977, Pastor Greg served congregations in Granby, Colorado and Chippewa Falls, WI before joining the
synod staff of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA, in 2000. In 1993 he helped begin that synod's Lay School of Ministry, and currently serves as its director and teaches its Bible courses. He is the Book of Faith Synod Advocate for his synod. Pastor Greg has written a number of adult Bible studies for Augsburg Fortress, and
serves as one of the AF curriculum editors. When not teaching, writing or editing, you can find Greg visiting his grandson in Denver, on top of 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado, or canoeing and fishing in the BWCA. Greg's clone is the Director of the Fisher's Net and the ELCA's Select Learning ministry.