Blackboard Downtime, Aug 4th

August 3rd, 2014 by Brandon Davis-Shannon

Blackboard will be undergoing an upgrade on Monday, August 4th, from 12:30am to 12:30pm.  During this time, Blackboard will be unavailable.

After the upgrade, you will see some minor changes in the way Blackboard is set up, including the way options for some assessments and tools are organized, the replacement of Test Students with a much easier to use Student Preview option, and the integration of SafeAssign with the regular Assignment tool (allowing you to use inline grading and SafeAssign at the same time).  If you have questions about any changes you see or find any problems with the system, please let us know by phone at x7772 or through email at  In addition, keep an eye open for an email containing registration information about “What’s New in Blackboard” sessions to help you learn the new features of Blackboard.

We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause you.