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June 13 – Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance

On Thursday, June 13 between 3 a.m. – 4 a.m. CDT, Blackboard will be performing emergency infrastructure maintenance at the data center that houses UA’s instance of Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

 

June 21, 2019 – Blackboard Data Center Maintenance

On Friday, June 21, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. CDT, Blackboard will be performing maintenance on the data center that houses UA’s instance of Blackboard. While they anticipate no interruption in service as a result of the work, they cannot entirely rule out brief periods of intermittent connectivity. They will make all efforts to keep service disruption, if any, within the window to a minimum.

Friday, June 14 – Blackboard Learn Service Interruption

On Friday, June 14, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. CDT, Blackboard, Inc. will be performing service impacting maintenance at the data center that hosts UA’s Blackboard Learn instance. Blackboard Learn will be unavailable during this maintenance window. Blackboard Collaborate users may experience periods of intermittent inactivity during this maintenance window.

Blackboard Learn Privacy Notice

Users logging in to the upgraded Blackboard Learn system for the first time may be asked to agree to Privacy Terms and Conditions via a click-through announcement. This announcement is part of Blackboard’s efforts to meet newly required international data privacy regulations, including the European General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The GDPR and other data privacy regulations require that users be asked to newly agree to existing privacy notices.

McGraw Hill to Discontinue Tegrity June 30, 2020

McGraw Hill has announced that they are discontinuing their Tegrity lecture capture product effective June 30, 2020. We are already looking at other lecture capture options and are building a plan to get something new in place as soon as we can. There are a couple of products that are similar in function and workflow and that also offer migration services for Tegrity clients.

Blackboard App – Due date Discrepancy

There’s known issue where if a user is located in a different time zone than their school’s server, they will see a different due date in the app compared to the desktop. The student will need to follow the due dates listed in the desktop version of Blackboard Learn to be in sync with the instructor and the course due dates.