We will be applying some fixes and improvements to our Blackboard system 9.1 in July, with a view to providing access to your new course shells in preparation for the next academic year.
On Sunday 22nd July, we will be taking Blackboard offline to facilitate the work and it will be brought back online by the morning of Thursday, 26th July. This is during the second week of the Galway Arts Festival and the week before the Galway Races. We have planned this to ensure minimal disruption to academic activity.
By Monday, 30th July, the new course shells for the academic year 2012/13 will be available for use.
Any changes to Blackboard will be minimal, although some more advanced features, such as grading, will be enhanced. We will post regular updates about this upgrade project on this blog for anybody who wants to keep track.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by taking Blackboard offline during this time. However, it is necessary to carry out this upgrade before the start of the new academic year. If you have any specific questions or concerns about the planned maintenance, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.