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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 (http://webcourses.niu.edu) 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 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.