COSMO/INFOnline Maintenance Coming Saturday April 30th

Per the IT department, COSMO/INFOnline will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday April 30th from 11:00 PM to Sunday May 1st, 10:00 AM (CDT).

Please Note! – During this time, the course links module found in the MATC Portal may be unavailable. This is because the course links module is created through INFOnline/COSMO processes. Blackboard itself will be available for access.

  • Faculty and students are advised to log into directly to access courses during the outage.
  • If you have trouble logging in directly, please use the online password manager to resolve the login issue.


Blackboard Webinar Recording: Why Can They Print? A Conversation About Online Testing

Faculty concerned about cheating in online testing are encouraged to view the recording and PowerPoint presentation of this excellent discussion by Blackboard BITS presenters Corrie Bergeron and Kevin Lowey. In this one hour webinar, you will review why anti-cheating technologies are ineffective, test design best practices, and pedagogical strategies to discourage cheating.


Blackboard Cleanup – Archive Your Spring 2015 Courses Before May 6th


Please download an archive and grade center file from each spring 2015 course you taught before Friday May 6th!  Remember, courses that were offered in the spring of 2015 will have Blackboard IDs that begin with SP2015.

Best Practices for Saving Courses

If you do not have a “master copy” of your course permanently stored on the Blackboard system,  please complete the Personal Master request form and import your archived course file into it for future use and revision.


Due to the changes in username formats, servers, and service packs that have happened since June of 2013, requests for old course archives may be time-consuming and restorations may be unsuccessful. Downloading an archive of your course and grade data NOW ensures that you will have easy access to them LATER!