Friday, October 16, 2015

2015Winter Courses in BOLT

The 2015Winter session begins December 14, 2015.

TIP: You will not begin to see your 2015Winter courses in BOLT until December.If you don't see your 2015Winter course in BOLT  and you haven't heard from your instructor, ask your instructor if they are using BOLT for class!

BOLT Session Start Tips

  • Make sure you can login to your Bloomsburg University email with your HuskyID. If you can't access your email, try to reset your password or contact the Help Desk at (570)389-4357. 
  • After December 1, access BOLT using your HuskyID and find your Winter courses in the My Courses widget on the right of the My Home page. If you don't see a course you're registered for listed, it may be because:
    • You just added the course. Courses take 24-48 hours to show up in BOLT after you add them in ISIS.
    • The course is inactive. Instructors need to activate courses before students can access them. Some instructors don't use BOLT so they don't activate the course. 
  • Watch your Bloomsburg University email for messages from your instructors. They may be sending you important information about your course(s) in the weeks leading up to the Winter session.

Respondus LockDown Browser Has Come to BOLT

Respondus LockDown Browser® (RLDB) is now available for Bloomsburg University students.

RLDB is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within BOLT. When professors ask you to use Respondus LockDown Browser you will be unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading.

If your professors use RLDB, you will need to download and install RLDB to any computer you take quizzes on. 

If your professors allow you to take quizzes on iPad, you will need to download the Respondus LockDown Browser app in iTunes.

There is information at the BOLT Student Support page to get you started downloading and using Respondus LockDown Browser:

For help troubleshooting Respondus LockDown Browser, you can contact BOLT Support at or by calling (570)389-2888.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOLT Will Be Unavailable November 8, 2015 from 1:00AM to 7:00AM

Every month, BOLT undergoes a maintenance window. This month’s maintenance window is on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00am to 7:00am ET. BOLT will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly. 

Maintenance Window FAQ
Q: Where are the maintenance dates announced?
A: Maintenance dates are announced here on our BOLT Students blog, our BOLT Blog for faculty, and in the News items on your My Home page in BOLT. 

Q: What will happen if I try to log in during a maintenance period?
A: A page will load that says Desire2Learn is unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Q: Why am I still seeing a page that tells me D2L is unavailable after the maintenance window?
A: If you tried to login to BOLT during the maintenance window, your browser may be loading the scheduled maintenance page from its cache memory. If you encounter this page outside of the maintenance window, please clear your browser cache before trying to login to BOLT again. 
Q: This is a bad time for BOLT to be unavailable. Can maintenance be rescheduled?
A: We understand frustration when BOLT downtime occurs during busy times of the academic year. Unfortunately, we cannot reschedule the maintenance windows. The IMDC has no control over the regularly scheduled maintenance windows. They are scheduled by our vendor and are necessary to keep BOLT working optimally.