The System Configuration menu includes information about your Blackboard Learn environment. Visit Administrator Panel > Tools and Utilities > System Configuration to view the options.

Edit registration information

Administrators view and edit the registration information provided at installation through the Registration Information page. Select Submit after making any changes to send new registration information to Blackboard.

  1. From the Administrator Panel, under Tools and Utilities, select System Configuration.
  2. Select Registration Information from the System Configuration page. You can update these fields for your institution: Name, City, State, ZIP Code, and Country.  

Configure static resources

You can specify a directory in the Content Collection to store static resources on your system. Blackboard Learn ships with this set to an internal default directory, but you can change that to any location of your choice. Files in the chosen location are served by the Learn application server as if they were located at the server root, allowing the server to serve static files such as robots.txt and favicon.ico. In older versions of Blackboard Learn, this functionality requires custom workarounds.

  1. To access this setting, go to Admin Panel > System Configuration > Configure Static Resources.
  2. Under Choose Content Collection Folder, select Browse to choose a directory location.
  3. Select Submit to save your changes. The files in the selected folder are copied to and then served from a location on the disk of each application server. The disk location is refreshed hourly, so it may take up to an hour for changes to take effect.

This feature is intended solely to serve rarely-accessed files such as robots.txt and sitemap.xml. It's not intended for serving dynamic content or large files.

File Size Limits

You can set a system-wide file restriction for uploading files between 25MB and 512MB. If users (apart from the system administrator) upload a file that exceeds the megabyte size you selected, a warning message will tell them the files are too large. Optionally, you can add to this warning a list of recommended services for alternative storage and a personalized support link.

  1. Go to Admin Panel > System Configuration > File Size Limits.
  2. Enter the maximum file size or leave it blank if you don't want to set a limit. 
  3. To suggest alternative storage locations when you go over the limit, select Recommend alternative storage locations in warning and enter a location, such as Dropbox or OneDrive.
  4. To direct users to a support website, such as your institution's website, select Include a personalized support link.
  5. Select Submit to save your changes.