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Wednesday
February 1

Blackboard 9.1 Weekly

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Wednesday
January 25

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Tuesday
January 24

Weekly Meeting Notes

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Friday
January 6

Test of Twitter feed alongside video window

By gaudette

So let’s see how the screen real estate works out with a modest-sized video window (320X240) and a column nearby for a twitter feed…

In this case my content area is just too narrow. I reduced the Twitter column width to 140 pixels, which is really too narrow. Perhaps the feed would be better placed in the sidenav area, or in the empty area to left.

I’m streaming a saved file but a live stream would use the same approach.

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Thursday
November 10

Some notes on RFCs — Urgent vs Emergency

By gaudette

Just discussed with Eric D. –

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I had indicated Urgent instead of Emergency b/c I would not be fixing it immediately — waiting for overnight. But Urgent changes are completed only during service windows. So “Urgent” would have been fine had today been Tuesday, since Wed. AM is change window. Corrected to be Emergency, but scheduled (for the larger good — we are not interrupting student playback during business hours even though this is an Emergency change.)

Generally Eric is trying to reduce use of “Urgent” designation. There’s an email that goes out for these etc. that now he will reply to to indicate it’s Emergency.

Bottom line: Emergency does not mean Immediate. Can mean scheduled.

Thursday
August 11

BUworks Reporting Automation Status

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Tuesday
August 9

Weekly Meeting Notes

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Tuesday
July 12

Weekly Meeting Notes

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Tuesday
July 5

Installing Wowza Media Server on BU Linux VM

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Wednesday
March 25

Changing the Blackboard Home Page to Portal page

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The default Blackboard home page is an ugly page with buttons to go to Login or browse the catalog. We want to start at the portal tab we have relabeled “My Courses”. This is easily accomplished (once you have deciphered Blackboard’s series of riddles) by replacing the contents of the file at [blackboard]/service/blackboard/webapps/portal/gateway.jsp with a JS redirect:

<script language=”javascript”>location.href=”/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp”</script>

Ignore the various index.[whatever] pages, as well as the frameset.jsp, etc.