Archive for May, 2010

Blackboard Outage for Preventative Maitenance May 13th

Our Blackboard system will be undergoing preventative maintenance during the early morning on May 13th. We expect Blackboard to be unavailable from approximately 11pm on May 12th until 7am on May 13th. While this falls during the semester break, and should not affect many users, please plan accordingly.

Reminder: don't leave your valuables unattended

Please don’t leave your valuables unattended while you’re studying in the library. It only takes a second for someone to walk away with your laptop, cell phone, textbook, or backpack.

Laptop cable locks are available for checkout at the Learning Commons Desk, and for sale at the Loyola Bookstore.

Good luck on your finals and have a wonderful summer.

–The staff and faculty of the Monroe Library

Change to Bb Sync iPhone app

Anyone currently using the Blackboard Sync app on their iPhone or iPod touch may have noticed that the service was recently removed.  Blackboard decided to develop an entirely new app, Bb Learn, rather than continue service on the existing Bb Sync. We are aiming to have this app available to Loyola students when the new school year begins in August 2010.

I recently saw the app, and you will just have to believe me when I tell you that it is worth the wait. More than the (lets be honest) glorified RSS reader that was Sync, Bb learn allows for whole new levels of interactivity and customization will allow you to perform just about any function of Bb on your mobile device.