Blackboard Unavailable: 18 December 18:00 – 22:00

On Monday 18 December between 17:00 and 22:00 Blackboard will be unavailable in order to install a critical update.

Why is this necessary?

Blackboard has two assignment handling features: Turnitin, and the Blackboard Assignment Feature.

The Blackboard Assignment Feature has an online document viewer and annotation interface that uses a third party technology licensed by Blackboard. This document viewer and online marking interface will stop working on 15 January 2018 as the technology has been deprecated by the third party supplier. A replacement document viewer and online marking interface will be made available as part of an update supplied by Blackboard.

We will install this update to Blackboard on Monday 18 December between 18:00 and 22:00. During this time Blackboard will be unavailable to users.

Those who use the Blackboard Assignment Feature on their course should read the following web page to find out about the changes to the assignment annotation feature..

Transition to new Blackboard Assignment rendering and annotation feature

Turnitin is not affected.