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Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled Dec. 24, 12:30 AM - 12:30 PM

System-wide update planned

Blackboard engineers will perform a system upgrade and maintenance on Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 from 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Blackboard will be offline during this period.

As previously announced at the start of the FA2015 semester, UMBC’s Blackboard server will be upgraded in late December. This will ensure UMBC is using the most recent and supported version of Blackboard while supporting the new Chrome-based Collaborate web conferencing tool.

In preparation for this downtime:

  • Instructors: If you need access to your gradebook, please review this FAQ for information on downloading a copy of the Blackboard Grade Center to Excel.

After Blackboard is back online, please clear your Internet browser cache and cookies before logging in using these step-by-step instructions.

The UMBC Blackboard team identified a time period that should have the least impact on our users. If our Blackboard site is down longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances, updates will be posted to this news article. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our systems to bring you a better Blackboard experience.

Posted: November 24, 2015, 8:39 AM