OLAT is committed to keeping faculty, staff and students updated on the latest news involving online learning. We will regularly post general news & information regarding the online learning industry on this page. For specific & timely information on known issues and updates, faculty should continue to visit the OLAT K-Web page and students should continue to visit the Tri-C Online Learning Facebook page.
Safari 11.1 & Blackboard Learn Assignments
Blackboard has notified Tri-C that they have found a bug that prevents students from submitting Blackboard Learn assignments using Safari 11.1. Until Blackboard issues a patch to resolve the issue, the Office of Online Learning and Academic Technology (OLAT) recommends all students refrain from updating Safari to 11.1. If a student has already updated to Safari 11.1 OLAT recommends using either the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser to upload their Blackboard Learn assignments. Older versions of Safari are not affected.
ADOBE CONNECT SUPPORT UPDATE
Due to Adobe’s announcement to “End of Life” Flash in 2020, most major players in the tech industry are pre-emptively ending Flash support in their products. This includes the most popular and widely used web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari.
Since online learning relies heavily on these web browsers, the Office of Online Learning and Academic Technology (OLAT) will not support any Flash-dependent content after May 16, 2018 (end of spring semester). This includes all content created with Adobe Connect web conferencing software.
Any relevant Adobe Connect academic content will be re-encoded to an MP4 file and archived. No existing Adobe Connect academic content will be deleted.
Following ITS’s lead, OLAT recommends using WebEx for all future web conferences.