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New Upgrade to Blackboard Coming


Blackboard will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, as part of a scheduled upgrade.

Date: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Emily Baute
Phone: (513) 556-4519

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Blackboard is getting a new look! On Nov. 11, Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 8 hours while maintenance is performed in preparation for the December upgrade.

Blackboard will also be unavailable on Dec. 15, as it undergoes an upgrade that will cause downtime for approximately 12 hours. This upgrade will adopt the “Learn 2016” theme, which brings an updated and more visual appearance. This new theme will feature minor changes to the color, fonts, and spacing.

More features of the upgrade include:
  • New, modern look and feel 
  • Improved mobile experience
  • Improved discussion Board Functionality
  • Assignment submission receipts
  • Drag and drop file attachments
  • Additional accessibility improvements
In preparation for this upgrade, Blackboard will have two blackout dates while maintenance is performed:
  • Saturday, Nov. 11, from 1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, Dec. 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
During these times, Blackboard and the Canopy portal will be unavailable. For a list of more features of the upgrade, visit UCIT's News Page