Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
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JAVA ADVISORY FOR BLACKBOARD USERS
Certain features in Blackboard Learn rely on Java to work. Oracle has released a client-side Java update (Java Update 7u51) that negatively impact three Blackboard tools: (1) Lightweight Chat, (2) Virtual Classroom, and (3) the ability to upload multiple files in Content Collection within Blackboard Learn. This update contains security requirements that require changes to Blackboard Learn.
What should you do in the meantime?
If you do not use the three Blackboard Learn tools listed, installing the client-side Java Update 7u51 should not have any negative impact on your user experience in Blackboard Learn.
If you do not install this latest client-side update of Java (Java Update 7u51), you will not encounter issues.
If you have already installed Java Update 7u51, you can roll back to a previous version of the client-side Java to restore use of those impacted items. Depending on the upgrade process, the previous JVM may still be available through the Java control panel. If it is not, you can download the previous version.
Further notice will be sent out once we have scheduled to apply necessary fixes to our Blackboard Learn system to resolve the issue.
Blackboard LMS Administrator
You need a Morton College network account (Panther Portal Login) in order to access the Blackboard. Your Blackboard username and password is the same as your Panther Portal username and password. For students, the portal username schema is as below:
Your initial password format: first initial (capital), last initial lowercase/last 4 of SSN/Month & day of birth. For example, if your name was James Smith and your last 4 of SSN was 4897, and birthdate was January 6th, your password would be Js48970106.
*Please include any leading ZEROS that you may have in your birthdate.
*If you have just recently visited the Office of Admission and Records (OAR) and registered or changed a class, it will normally take 24 hours, up to 2 days to update your enrollment in the Blackboard.
* If you had a portal login issue but IT Helpdesk technician have just fixed your username/ID issues, it will normally take 24 hours, up to 2 days to update your Blackboard account.
You may open a help-desk ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- your student ID number
- your full name
- your username for the panther portal
- your classes
- your phone number or other contact information