While this process was previously automated by the Office of Information Resources, it is important to note that Instructors must now manually activate their Blackboard courses for students. To learn how to make your Blackboard courses available, please review the steps and/or video tutorial here.
*Note: If you wish to have any of your courses and/or sections merged in Blackboard, we ask that you contact the Technology Help Desk before making your courses available to students.
Please direct any questions or concerns about making your Blackboard courses available to the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or email@example.com.
By logging in with this username and password I affirm that I am the student who enrolled in this course and that I am the student completing all coursework in this course.
Dear Members of the PhilaU Community,
Over the next few weeks, the Office of Information Resources is making a few changes to Blackboard. The biggest change is that you’ll access your Fall 2017 courses in a different place.
Please watch for more Blackboard announcements for details about accessing your Fall 2017 courses in Blackboard. If you have questions, please get in touch with the Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive a link directing you to install the OneClass Google Chrome Extension, do not click on the link. This extension behaves like malware, attempting to collect your user credentials and sending email on your behalf.
If you install the OneClass Google Chrome extension, it asks for permission to “read and change all your data on websites you visit.” If you grant this permission, the plugin places a button within Blackboard. It is labeled “Invite your classmates to OneClass.”
Clicking this button allows OneClass to send messages to all of the other users enrolled in the Blackboard course. Each message says:
“Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for Philadelphia University courses at <web link appears here>. I highly recommend signing up for an account now that way your first download is free!”
Avoid compromising your credentials by not installing the extension. If you receive an email like the one mentioned here, do not click on anything in the email. Please delete the email.
To make sure you’re safe from this malicious extension, check your Google Chrome settings. Here’s how:
If you see “OneClass Easy Invite” in your list,
Get in touch with the Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or by email at email@example.com.