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Annual Maintenance May 4 - 8

This is a reminder that our regularly scheduled, annual Blackboard Learn maintenance window is approaching.  This year we will be upgrading both Blackboard Learn and Adobe Connect during this window.  See below for a summary of both upgrades.

Blackboard Learn: Wednesday, 5/4/16, 5:00 pm - Sunday, 5/8/16, 12:00 pm

  • Blackboard Learn will be unavailable throughout this window.
  • This upgrade focuses on improving performance, reliability and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • No major changes to tools, features or look and feel.

Adobe Connect: Wednesday, 5/4/16, 9:00 am - Friday, 5/6/16, 5:00 pm



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System Status

Blackboard will be unavailable from 5pm May 4 until 12pm May 8 during our annual maintenance window.

Blackboard operations are normal at this time.


Blackboard Tips

Instructors:  Remember to make your course available for student viewing.  Here are the steps:

  • Open the course within Blackboard
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Select Customization
  • Select Properties
  • Change the Available marker to Yes
  • Click Submit

Students:  If you do not see your course in Blackboard, it is because your instructor has not yet made it available to you.  Please note:  your instructors have the option to use Blackboard, it is not required, so some of your courses may never appear within Blackboard.