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New videos on copyright law will help users balance fair-use considerations

Sep. 23, 2015—Three educational videos on copyright law and policy that will help guide faculty, staff and students in using Blackboard and related technologies are now available.

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OAK retired; Blackboard now 21 times faster

Feb. 9, 2015—Following Vanderbilt IT's migration of OAK to Blackboard-managed hosting in December, the OAK name has been retired. The tool is now called Blackboard and boasts much faster speeds and a more modern environment.

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New media streaming tool, copyright policy announced for Blackboard

Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.

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Blackboard unavailable Dec. 21-22 as courses are migrated to new environment

Dec. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s OAK course management system is being migrated from Vanderbilt servers to Blackboard servers. The system will be unavailable Dec. 21-22, and access to some courses will be limited in December.

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OAK to move to Blackboard off-campus managed hosting in December

Nov. 3, 2014—Later this year, Vanderbilt’s localized version of Blackboard’s course management system, OAK, will move from on-campus Vanderbilt servers to off-campus Blackboard servers.

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Clean up of legacy OAK courses effective Oct. 3

Sep. 29, 2014—As a significant step in Vanderbilt IT’s efforts to improve OAK performance, only courses from fall 2013 onward will be available in OAK, effective Friday, Oct. 3.

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OAK system testing planned for Sept. 7-20

Sep. 3, 2014—VUIT and Blackboard employees are working to address performance issues with OAK exacerbated by heavy use at the semester's start, part of an overall effort to test and configure the application for optimal performance.

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Enhancements underway for OAK support

Mar. 19, 2014—The libraries and Vanderbilt IT are working together to improve and support the course management and learning technology system OAK.

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Vanderbilt launches Blackboard Mobile Learn app for OAK

Nov. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt has announced the availability of Blackboard Mobile Learn, a mobile application that brings two-way teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students full access to their course information directly from their smartphones. With elegant, intuitive applications designed specifically for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, students can check grades and assignments, view documents,...

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OAK gets new look and functionality Aug. 12

Aug. 8, 2012—OAK (Online Access to Knowledge), Vanderbilt’s course management system, is expanding its current functionality to provide additional services and customizations and to make course delivery and management more efficient. The updated version of OAK debuts Sunday, Aug. 12. The improvements are the result in part of requests made by Vanderbilt’s schools and student leaders. Over...

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