Summer 2019 Blackboard upgrade: 2-4 August and 30 August-1 September

This summer’s Blackboard upgrade will be undertaken in two phases. The first phase (2-4 August) is to enable an essential database update to the Blackboard servers. The second phase (30 August-1 September) is the actual Blackboard software update to provide us with additional features, bug fixes and security improvements. For the first phase of the upgrade, Blackboard…

Blackboard update 21-23 June 2019

Blackboard will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019 due to a critical security update. The University constantly monitors and acts on advice/updates from suppliers to ensure the security and performance of all SHU systems and this is part of that work. Unfortunately this particular security update will require a greater period of downtime…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade 18-20 January

This is a reminder that an upgrade to Blackboard is scheduled to take place during the weekend of 18-20 January 2019. The upgrade will begin at 5 pm on Friday 18 January and continue throughout the weekend. We anticipate that Blackboard will be available again during the afternoon of Saturday 19 January but it is…

Blackboard upgrade: 18-20 January 2019

We have scheduled an upgrade to Blackboard to take place during the weekend of 18-20 January 2019. The upgrade will begin at 5pm on Friday 18 January and continue throughout the weekend. We anticipate that Blackboard will be available again by the morning of Sunday 20 January but it should be considered at risk all…

Postponed: Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 14-16 September

The Blackboard upgrade scheduled for this weekend (14-16 September) has been postponed. This is to allow further time for Blackboard to release improvements to Box View such as the ability to download annotated files. These improvements are scheduled to be released this autumn. We are currently investigating the best time to upgrade Blackboard later in…

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…