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Blackboard Alerts

Important and timely announcements and alerts about Blackboard will be posted here. Instructors with questions about Blackboard or any Blackboard alerts should contact FCLD at or (860) 768-4661.

Current Alerts:

9/15/17 - Blackboard’s SafeAssign and Inline Grading Unavailable September 19

Beginning Tuesday, September 19 at 2 a.m., Blackboard’s plagiarism detection tool, SafeAssign, as well Inline Grading, will be temporarily unavailable so that we may perform a necessary update.  This update will begin Tuesday at 2 a.m. and could take from several hours to several days to complete.  During this time papers submitted using the Assignment tool will not be checked by SafeAssign and annotations will not be enabled in Inline Grading.  Once SafeAssign is restored, instructors will be able to use Direct Submit to run SafeAssign reports.  This maintenance will improve the synchronization with past SafeAssign submissions and reporting.  An update will be posted when these services are restored.

9/14/2017 - Blackboard Faculty and Students experiencing difficulty in viewing buttons, course lists, content, etc. should clear Browser cache and cookies.  All users should also be sure Flash and Java are updated.  Please see instructions below:

Directions for Clearing Cache
Update Directions for Java 8
Update Directions for Flash

9/1/2017 - Problems using Blackboard on Mobile devices? Blackboard has updated Apps.  Read the Mobile Support article.

8/3/2017 - Students, your University email has migrated to Microsoft Office 365. You can log in by visiting If you have any issues, please contact the Help Desk at 860.768.4357 or

BLACKBOARD INSTRUCTORS PLEASE NOTE:  Use of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari(Mac) is recommended as the browser of choice for Blackboard.