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Information Technology

Blackboard Maintenance

Oct 24 - 11:59 PM to Oct.25 - 8:00 AM

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Please be advised that our Learning System (Blackboard) will be undergoing a system upgrade between 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 24th and 8:00 AM on Wednesday, October 25th


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


This outage will be used to install a cumulative update to the Blackboard system itself. In addition to over 30 bug fixes, this update will also include new components to facilitate an update to the document preview and inline grading tool, which will be rolled out for the January semester. At the conclusion of this update, users should not notice any interface or functionality changes to the Blackboard system.


Tariq Al-idrissi

Associate Vice President, IT

Trent University



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Posted on October 20, 2017