New in Blackboard: Attendance

This article is part of a series explaining the enhancements that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 18-20 January 2019. The Attendance tool allows instructors to manually create a record of student attendance in each Blackboard site. Blackboard will automatically create an attendance session labelled today, but instructors can create…

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…

PebblePad Upgrade – 30 January 2018

PebblePad will be unavailable for approximately 20 minutes at 7am on 30 January as they complete an upgrade. Students and staff will be unable to access Pebble+ or ATLAS during that time. The service should be considered at risk for another 1 hour. There are two changes included in this upgrade. The first is a…

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…