San Jacinto College is scheduled to upgrade Blackboard starting on August 11, 2013 from version 9.1.8 to version 9.1.12.
The scope of the upgrade will require a total outage of the San Jacinto College Blackboard system beginning August 11, 2013. The system is expected to be available for faculty access no later than August 17, 2013. If the system becomes available earlier an email will be sent to inform faculty how they can access the system.
Materials from the summer semesters 2013 will be stored in Blackboard and available to you when the upgrade is completed but we encourage you to export and save copies of your fall courses to avoid any unexpected issues. (Instructions are attached.)
There are many improvements in the new version of Blackboard. Many of the new features and improvements are highlighted in the Quick Hits video series on the Blackboard YouTube Channel.
There are several ways to obtain training and assistance:
- Online and face-to-face demos are currently available and continue through the summer. Check Spark for the latest calendar of offerings.
- Blackboard Support Specialists and other members of the EdTech team are available to answer questions throughout the summer.
For additional information on the Blackboard upgrade, as well as status updates, timelines and training opportunities, please visit us regularly at http://www.sanjac.edu/edtech or follow us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/SanJacEdTech or Twitter at http://twitter.com/SanJacEdTech.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact us at:
Blackboard Support Team
San Jacinto College – Educational Technology
8060 Spencer Hwy. | C.1-218| Pasadena, TX 77505