Student Blog Topics

Student Blog Topics

Course Navigation Menu Collapses Unexpectedly

HuskyCT users may notice the course navigation menu is collapsing unexpectedly on some devices and browsers.  A recent software update, intended to address responsive design goals, has resulted in this unintended side-effect. The described behavior exists under the following conditions: Display resolution is 1024 x 768 (or lower) Web browser window has been minimized to […]

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Uploading Your Profile Picture

Students and instructors now have access to upload a profile picture in HuskyCT. Profile pictures are displayed as thumbnail images throughout HuskyCT, including: My Courses Notifications Dashboard Discussions, Blogs and Journals Grade Center BbStudent Mobile App Uploading a profile photo is as easy as 1-2-3: To get started, click the down-arrow next to your name, […]

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Dismissing Notifications

A known issue in HuskyCT may prevent some users from dismissing course notifications in the “What’s New” module on the “My Courses” tab. If you receive an error similar to above when attempting to dismiss notifications, it will be necessary for you to manage notifications using the Global Navigation menu. The Global Navigation Menu is […]

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Troubleshooting LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the exam environment within HuskyCT. When LockDown Browser is used during an online exam, students are unable to navigate to other URLs, switch applications, take screenshots, copy questions or print.  Instant messaging and email applications are also disabled. Students taking exams in LockDown Browser may encounter […]

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Common Video Playback Issues and Solutions

Modern computers simultaneously download, decode and stream media. This process requires capable hardware, updated/compatible software and a strong internet connection. In this post, we’ll review some common video playback issues experienced by HuskyCT users and how to resolve them.  The most likely culprits are often your browser/device settings or network connection. Before we dive into […]

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Respondus Introduces “Help Center” for LockDown Browser

Respondus, Inc. recently introduced a new “Help Center” feature for LockDown Browser.  The tool is integrated with the LockDown Browser.  Its features are comprehensive, easy to use and well documented. Students can find the “Help Center” tool in the browser toolbar, after logging in to HuskyCT (see screenshot). Let’s take a look at two important […]

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Phishing Email Alert

Over the last several days, a phishing email has been sent to members of the university community and  contains a link that appears, on cursory review, to reference Blackboard or specific university locations.  Closer inspection reveals that these links are to alternate external locations.  This email is not being sent from system administrators and is […]

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Mixed Content in HuskyCT

HuskyCT and SSL The HuskyCT application is deigned to run securely, utilizing SSL to encrypt data transmitted between your browser and the server(s).  A properly secured page uses the HTTPS protocol exclusively to reference external content (e.g. images, audio and video). What is mixed content? Since HuskyCT allows users to publish content, there will always be […]

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HuskyCT Test Taking Tips

Taking an exam in HuskyCT?  The following guidelines will provide tips to assist in successful test taking while in HuskyCT. BEFORE a Test Establish a strong internet connection. If in a computer lab, be sure to be logged in with your personal NetID and password on HuskyCT. Use a standard Windows or Mac operating system […]

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Bb Student 2.3 – An Updated Mobile App for HuskyCT

Students looking for an improved mobile experience with HuskyCT are encouraged to try Bb Student!  The new mobile app from Blackboard boasts a sleek, modern interface and was designed specifically for students.  Since its arrival in June 2015, the app has matured and now offers many of the features included in the original Mobile Learn […]

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