Scheduled Blackboard Outage - Sunday, 8/14/2011, 8PM to Monday, 8/15/2011, 12AM

Date posted: 07/28/2011

A minor upgrade is scheduled to be performed to the Blackboard Learn System, beginning at 8 AM on Sunday, August 14th, 2011. Blackboard is scheduled to be available at 12 AM on Monday, August 15th, 2011.

The upgrade from 9.1 SP5 to 9.1 SP6, will deliver a set of bug fixes and will improve on a number of existing features. Some of the enhancements include:

  • Needs Grading tool now includes a larger set of gradable items.
  • Timed Assessments now allow for automatic submission when timer expires.
  • New Interactive Rubrics tool.
  • Added browser support for Google Chrome, Firefox 4.0, and IE 9.

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

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Call the IT Service Desk at 815.753.8100, email, or submit a ticket at

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Call the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at 815.797.2477 or email

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