The University of Texas at Austin

Blackboard 9.1 Upgrade

May 6, 2011

At the end of May, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Information Technology Services (ITS) will be upgrading Blackboard to the latest version, 9.1.

Upgrading to Blackboard 9.1 will provide frequently requested features, such as course wikis and easier file uploads. It will also improve the system's performance by providing important software fixes. During the software upgrade process, ITS is moving the system to a more flexible and responsive virtualized hardware environment. These improvements will enable ITS to better support the current learning management system, as campus investigates other options.

Campus-wide communications about the upgrade begin the week of May 9, 2011 with a particular focus on keeping faculty informed about the upgrade. CTL will be offering Blackboard workshops and tutorials so faculty can get a preview of what’s new in the 9.1 version. The ITS Help Desk is prepared to support the implementation of version 9.1 and answer any questions about the upgrade.

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