REMINDER: Blackboard unavailable on 6th August 2019 for planned update

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An update to the Blackboard system is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 6 August 2019.  The update will commence at approximately 6am and the service will be unavailable for that day.  During this time there will be no access to Blackboard courses or to Turnitin. Pebblepad, Padlet and Box of Broadcasts are unaffected by this work.  There will be direct links to these tools available on the day of maintenance via a holding page, which will be displayed instead of the normal Blackboard service.

Blackboard Update 9th and 10th 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 9th August 2016 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).

Why is this happening?

Primarily the update is to ensure the system remains current and can continue to be supported, however any new features will be posted in the coming months.

When is this happening?

The update process is scheduled to take place from 6am on Tuesday 9th August to 6am on Thursday 11 August 2016.

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.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact your Faculty Learning Technologist.

CCCU Blackboard Festival 2015 – Coming to a campus near you!

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Thursday 28th May – Wednesday 3rd June

A series of events will be organised during the festival week to assist staff and collaborative partners in their use of the Blackboard VLE and in its related tools. It is the intention of this week to learn and share good practice and to address key issues which have arisen through student surveys in relation to the use of Blackboard. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend sessions which are of interest as this festival has a pick ‘n’ mix approach.

The timetable for the festival can be viewed here.

The festival will include sessions on:

  • Screencasts
  • Better Blackboard Design
  • Flipped Classroom
  • And much more (details of which can be viewed here)

Sign up to sessions is based on a first-come-first-served basis, so book your place now!