Eric A. Silva
Blackboard IM End of Life Module with alert message.

Customizing the Blackboard IM Module for EOL

With the upcoming end of life of Blackboard IM, we wanted to add a message to the Blackboard IM module to notify our users. Since the original module is a stock module, it doesn’t provide the ability to edit the contents. Luckily for us, the module is based on an iFrame. With that, we were able to recreate the module to include our disclaimer along with the iFrame so current users would still be able to access the download links and portal.

 

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<div style="background-color: #cf4411; color: #ffffff; max-width: 2000px; padding: 10px;"><strong>Blackboard has announced that Blackboard IM will reach end of life on December 31, 2018. Starting on this day, Blackboard IM will no longer be available to users. <span style="color: #ffffff;"><a href="https://utrgvcoltt.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/blackboard-im-will-be-discontinued-in-december/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ffffff;">Read more to find available alternatives</span></a></span>.</strong></div> 
<p><iframe width="100%" height="165" src="/webapps/hw-po-BBLEARN/jsp/portal/view-internal.html" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p>

 

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Blackboard IM End of Life Module with alert message.

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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