Blackboard Summer Upgrade

bboard_newlogoThis year the VLE Summer upgrade will take place over two days starting on Tuesday the 12th of July and completing on Wednesday the 13th of July.

The University of York are upgrading to the latest 2015 version Q4 release of Blackboard Learn which includes many improvements and fixes. During this time Blackboard will be unavailable to all users. For updates during this upgrade period follow the University of York eLearning team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoY_Yorkshare.

The upgrade will include some new features, as well as some changes to existing functionality. New features and enhancements included in this release are:

  • Windows 10 Edge browser compatibility
  • Discussion boards thread-to-thread navigation
  • HTML5 support for Audio and Video
  • Notification performance improvements
  • Improvements to accessibility for Assessments, Discussion Boards and the Content Editor

There are also many bug fixes and stability improvements which will improve the experience of all users for the next academic year.

The Learning Enhancement and Support Team apologies for inconvenience caused by this upgrade. As always, the University of York will strive to keep downtime to a minimum. If you have any questions regarding the upgrade, please contact the Learning Enhancement and Support Team at: elearning@hyms.ac.uk

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