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Scheduled Blackboard Outage: May 27-28, 2017

Last updated: 4/11/2017, 5:00 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 Saturday, May 27, 2017 and will complete by 5:00 AM on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Blackboard Learn System (http://webcourses.niu.edu) will be UNAVAILABLE during this time.

The latest version of Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Q4 2016, will introduce several new exciting features, including:

  • A new, modern interface: Updated interface which responds to screen size for a better experience on mobile devices
  • Drag and drop file attachments: Add files to Items or Assignments via drag and drop
  • Assignment reminders: Send system-generated reminders to students who have not submitted coursework
  • Assignment submission receipts: Students receive a confirmation code when they have successfully submitted their assignments

To learn more about the upcoming features and more, please visit www.niu.edu/blackboard/upgrade

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 815-753-8100 or ServiceDesk@niu.edu.