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Tech Bulletin: Learning System (Blackboard) Outage (Planned)

Wed., Aug 10 11:59 PM through Thurs Aug 11 - 8AM

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Please be advised that our Learning System (Blackboard) will be undergoing system maintenance between 11:59 PM on Wednesday August 10th  and 8:00 AM on Thursday August 11th


For the duration of the outage the Blackboard system will be completely shut down. Users will be unable to access any Blackboard courses, take or submit assessments or post files.


This update will be used to upgrade our existing version of Blackboard Learn to an updated release. The new version of Blackboard (Q4 2015) will contain bug and stability improvements over the previous release, and several new features such as a student performance dashboard and better browser support. This release of Blackboard will not introduce any major changes to the user interface. For full details on the new release, please see https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/Administrator/Hosting/Release_Notes/Release_Notes_All_91_Releases/Release_Notes_9.1_2015_Q4

Thank you.

Tariq Al-idrissi

Associate Vice President, IT

Trent University


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Posted on August 3, 2016