Blackboard upgrade rescheduled to 14-16 September

We have decided to reschedule the Blackboard upgrade originally planned for this weekend.  This is to allow extra time for Blackboard to release improvements to Box View such as the ability to download annotated files. These improvements are scheduled to be released in August, so we have chosen a new upgrade date in September to…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade – 27-29 July 2018

This summer’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place during the weekend 27-29 July 2018. The upgrade will start at 5pm on Friday 27th July and continue throughout the weekend. It is predicted that the Blackboard system will be available again by the morning of Sunday 29th July but it should be considered at risk…

Changes to Blackboard to support students submitting work

Tomorrow morning (13 March), there will be a few changes to Blackboard based on issues students have had around the submission of work and viewing of feedback. Students using the Microsoft Edge web browser when submitting their work will receive a pop-up message warning them that we strongly recommend they use another browser. This is because Edge…

Blackboard downtime

Due to essential maintenance, Blackboard and shuspace will be unavailable for staff and students from 6pm-10pm on Friday 25 August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Blackboard Upgrade – Some other changes

We have now successfully completed the upgrade of Blackboard. In addition to the changes discussed in earlier blog posts, there are a few other changes worth drawing to your attention. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra/Classic – If last year you set up a Blackboard Collaborate link in your Blackboard site, it will now redirect to the Classic…

Blackboard Upgrade – Interface changes

After the Blackboard upgrade at the end of July, there will be some changes to the interface in Blackboard and shuspace. shuspace is being refreshed as part of the upgrade, with a new banner at the top and a modern look and feel for the channels and tabs. Some of the less used areas have…

Blackboard upgrade – Assessment-related tool changes

As part of the upcoming Blackboard upgrade there are some changes to tools used for assessment and marking that are worth highlighting. Based on data which is being collected by Faculty teams this summer, we will try to create as many summative assessment items in your Blackboard site as we can, including reassessments. This means we…