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Scheduled Blackboard Outage: May 27-30, 2016

Last updated: 3/16/2016, 4:30 PM

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A minor upgrade is scheduled to be performed to the Blackboard Learn System over Memorial Day Weekend. The upgrade is expected to begin at 5:00 AM on Friday, May 27, 2016 and will complete by 5:00 AM on Monday, May 30, 2016. The Blackboard Learn System ( will be UNAVAILABLE during this time.

The latest version of Blackboard Learn, 9.1 October 2014 Release, will introduce several new exciting features, including:

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Completely redesigned web conferencing platform featuring high quality audio and video with a modern, streamlined interface
  • Goal Performance Dashboard: Track student performance on Goals (learning outcomes) that are mapped to course assessments

To learn more about the upcoming features, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 815-753-8100 or