The Blackboard courseware upgrade that we announced week before last has been completed. Now, when you go to http://elearn.infopeople.org/  you will be logging into version 6.1. It looks very similar to the earlier version but has a lot more functionality and stability for instructors and administrators.
This seems like an appropriate time to announce a new policy that we have adopted in regard to course availability to students after the official end date of an online course. Effective immediately, the policy will be that the instructor will be available for two weeks after the official end date to answer questions, review coursework, and generally assist students who need a little extra time to complete the course. The course materials will remain available for an additional two weeks (in other words, a total of a month after the course end date) for students to access for self-directed work. Exceptions to this policy can be negotiated on an individual basis but require the approval of the Infopeople Director.