Many of you are reporting the slow loading of the 'My Courses' module. We have an active case with Blackboard support to address this and I will make an announcement when we have a solution. To work-around the issue, Blackboard recommends using the latest version of Chrome. We have tested it and noticed significantly reduced load times. Here is a link to download Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html
Instructors, since we've transitioned eTextbook providers, I have received several emails from instructors who only have a 'Preview' option for their eTextbook(s). I have confirmed with Vitalsource that this is the correct behavior. Clicking the 'Preview' button will allow full access to the eTextbook. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.