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. On the Administrator Panel, under Tools and Utilities, select System Configuration.
  2. Select Registration Information from the System Configuration page. The following table describes the available fields.
    Registration Information
    Field Description
    Edit Registration Information
    Name Displays the name of the Institution.
    City Displays the city of the Institution.
    State Displays the state of the Institution.
    ZIP Code Displays the ZIP Code of the Institution.
    Country Displays the country of the Institution.
    Institution Type Displays the Institution type.

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. Select Browse to find the desired directory in the Content Collection.
  3. Select Submit to save your changes. The files in the chosen 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. To access this setting, go to Admin Panel > System Configuration > File Size Limits.
  2. Type the maximum file size you wish to set. Leave it blank if you don't wish to set a limit. 
  3. Check the box below to Include alternative storage locations in warning to include your recommended storage locations (such as Dropbox or OneDrive) in the text box.
  4. Check the second box to Include a personalized support lIncludext box, to redirect users to your institution website, for example.
  5. Select Submit to save your changes.