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Academic Technology Launchpad for Students: What's New with Blackboard?

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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Blackboard Updates

May 26-27 2017 - Blackboard will be unavailable during an upgrade to Bb 9.1 Q4 CU3 on Friday May 26, 2017 9:00 pm to Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00 pm. Blackboard will be available to Staff and Students on May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. 

New and enhanced features, technology upddates, bug fixes, improved workflows including: 

Mar 3 2017 - another app server added to improve performance.

Sep 23 2016 - Blackboard update completed successfully.

Jun 1 2016 - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Many improvements. Much easier to use. Does not require JAVA.

May 20 2016- Update. 

Jan 2016 - Our Blackboard system was moved to Blackboard Cloud servers Improved reliability, performance, and infrastructure to provide a more robust and flexible learning experience. Login screen for Blackboard - looks just like your student email login screen, but connects you to your Blackboard.

Blackboard will be unavailable during an upgrade to Bb 9.1 Q4 CU3 on Friday May 26, 2017 9:00 pm to Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00 pm. Blackboard will be available to Staff and Students on May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Learn more

Scheduled Downtime - every weekday from 6:00 to 7:00 AM CST Blackboard may be offline for maintenance.  Do not use Blackboard during the maintenance window. Do not take quizzes during the maintenance window.