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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 ( 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

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