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Scheduled Blackboard Outage and Upgrade to Version 8.0

Date Posted: 04/18/2009

A major upgrade is scheduled to be performed to the Blackboard system over Memorial Day weekend. The outage is scheduled to begin at 8 AM on Saturday, May 23rd. The new version of Blackboard, version 8.0, is scheduled to be available at 9 PM on Sunday, May 24th. The Blackboard system (http://webcourses.niu.edu) will be UNAVAILABLE during this time.

Version 8.0 will bring many new exciting features, including a revamped grade center and new portfolio and self and peer assessment tools. To learn more about these new features please visit http://www.niu.edu/blackboard/resources/version80.shtml.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 815-753-8100 or helpdesk@niu.edu

Need Technical Assistance?

Call the IT Service Desk at 815.753.8100 or email ServiceDesk@niu.edu

Need Assistance Teaching with Blackboard?

Call the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at 815.753.0595 or email facdev@niu.edu

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