Winter Upgrade is Coming

Hello UAA Community; it is that time of the year! 

Blackboard will be offline starting on December 20th at 8:00 AM and will be unavailable until 12:00 PM, December 29th. During the maintenance window, Blackboard will receive several major application and infrastructure updates. The results will be a more featured, and more exciting Blackboard Learn experience! Check out the Blackboard Upgrade page and see what new features might interest you!

During the upgrade process, IT Engineers will be maintaining the time table below with status information. Any complications encountered along the way will be communicated in the time table, so the community will know when to expect Blackboard's return with as much accuracy as possible.

 

Blackboard Upgrade Time Table:  Dec 20 - Dec 29

Date Work Status

12/20

Pre Upgrade Work

  • Remove Bad/Old Building Blocks
  • Update and Prepare SQL

Done

12/21

Service Pack Upgrades

  • SP10
  • SP11
  • SP12
  • SP13

Cumulative Patch 8

Done

12/22

All Building Block Updates

  • Inline Grading
  • Assignment
  • Track Task Progress
  • Content Model
  • Date Management
  • Software Updates
  • Cloud Profiles
  • Assessments
  • Authentication Provider - LDAP
  • Mobile Web Services Building Block
  • Blogs and Journals
  • Calendar
  • Discussions
  • Grading
  • Group Manager
  • Item Analysis
  • Mashup - Flickr
  • Mashup - SlideShare
  • Mashup - YouTube
  • McGraw-Hill Connect and Create
  • My Grades
  • NBC Content Integration
  • Retention Center
  • SafeAssign
  • SCORM Engine
  • Self and Peer Assessment
  • Wikis
  • Admin Console
  • Content Editor
  • Pearson's MyLab/Mastering
  • Atomic Learning
  • Campus Pack
  • Collaborate
  • UAS Portal Integration

Done

12/23

Cleanup and Post Configuration

Done

12/24 – 12/29

Service Testing

Done

12/29

Return to Service

Done!