Blackboard's New Look for Spring Semester

Blackboard unavailable on Saturday, Nov. 11

On Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Blackboard will be unavailable while maintenance is performed. During this maintenance, UC will move to newer servers, which will aid in the installation and use of the impending Blackboard upgrade that will take place in December.

On Dec. 15, Blackboard will adopt a new theme that will bring more features along with a new and improved look.

On Friday, Dec. 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Blackboard will be unavailable as an upgrade is performed. This upgrade will adopt the “Learn 2016” theme, which features an updated visual appearance. This new theme will introduce 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

Features of the upgrade


Information for this story was obtained partly by content from Blackboard. For more information on the “Learn 2016” upgrade, visit the Blackboard help page.