Archives for January 2012

Fall Semester 2011 Blackboard Courses Become Unavailable on Thursday, January 19, 2012

IT and Educational Technology will make Blackboard courses for Fall Semester 2011 “unavailable” to students at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Fall Semester 2011 courses will still be visible to instructors, but students will no longer see the courses.

Questions or comments can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2012 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

Registration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2012 on March 15 and 16, 2012 is now OPEN!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Green – Founding Director of The Campus Computing Project

THEME: Evidence of Impact

Web-based registration is now available at:

Details about our conference can be found on the conference web site:

We look forward to seeing you at our conference in March!

Blackboard 9 Issue – Downloading files in Internet Explorer not working properly

EdTech and IT have received numerous reports from customers who are experiencing problems when attempting to open documents or download files when using Blackboard in Internet Explorer.

Unfortunately, EdTech will not be able to apply a fix for this problem until the next scheduled maintenance window on January 15. Applying the fix WILL cause a temporary Blackboard outage while patches are applied.

Until then, IT and EdTech strongly recommend all S&T Blackboard customers use an alternate web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari (for Mac users).

Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome are all available for free.

Stay tuned for updates while IT and EdTech resolve this issue.