Blackboard Update 1st and 2nd August – A date for your diary

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What is happening?

An update to the Blackboard system is scheduled to take place from 6am on Tuesday 1st August and will involve a maximum of 48 hours downtime.  During this time there will be no access to Blackboard courses or to its integrated tools (i.e Turnitin, Blackboard Collaborate, Kaltura).

Why is this happening?

Primarily the update is to ensure the system remains current and can continue to be supported however we will be rolling out new improved versions of some of our learning technology tools (e.g PebblePad, Blackboard Collaborate and Turnitin).

When is this happening?

The update process is scheduled to take place from 6am on Tuesday 1st August to 6am on Thursday 3rd August 2017.

What do I need to do?

At this point in time please make a note of this date in your diary and for those colleagues who have assessment deadlines or feedback due on these dates please adjust these accordingly.

Further information will be posted in the coming months.

Learning Technology Team

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