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Bb Upgrade 2017

Blackboard was unavailable while being upgraded June 3-7, 2017


Why Upgrade?

As much as we would all like our computer technology to be a constant servant, never having to learn a new way of interacting with it — because, frankly, who has the time? — the reality is that it is in a constant state of flux, demanding that we keep up with it.

During this outage, our Blackboard installation will be moved to a hosted, delivered, and managed modern cloud-computing infrastructure in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment. This will allow users to experience the most recent version of Blackboard Learn without significant downtime or service interruptions.

Blackboard Learn with the SaaS deployment will position Princeton to eventually use the Ultra experience, a new design to the user interface that makes student and instructor workflows more efficient and modern.

In addition to the move to the SaaS, we will be upgrading to a newer release during this outage.  The new feature are explained in the What to Expect area of this site.