IT Service Notice: Blackboard Spring 2016 Course Creation & Extended Quarterly Maintenance

Summary: Spring 2016 course shells are being auto-created in Blackboard. An extended Quarterly Maintenance is scheduled for 3/23/2016 at 9:00 am through 3/25/2016 at 11:59 pm.

Continue reading for more information.

Course Creation: Blackboard course shells are being created for all courses currently scheduled for Spring. Newly added course sections and instructor changes will be reflected in Blackboard the morning following their addition to BroncoDirect/PeopleSoft.

Don’t see your course yet? Make sure your course information has been entered correctly into BroncoDirect/PeopleSoft.

Student Enrollment: Students will be automatically enrolled into Spring Blackboard courses during Quarterly Maintenance.

Want to use Blackboard in Spring? Make your courses available to allow student access.

Extended Quarterly Maintenance: Blackboard and Bb Archive will be unavailable March 23, 9:00 a.m. through March 25, 11:59 p.m. for Quarterly Maintenance. This maintenance period is longer than usual to accommodate a transition from Self-Hosting to Managed -Hosting.

  • What does this mean? IT’s Blackboard infrastructure, which is currently hosted on campus, is being moved to Blackboard’s managed datacenters.
  • How will this affect me? You won’t notice anything! Ultimately, the move will allow us to explore additional features that were previously unavailable.

What’s New in Spring?:

Routine Quarterly Maintenance Activities:

Need Help?:

  • Blackboard tutorials are available 24/7 at eHelp.
  • Common faculty and staff requests can be submitted to our eLearning’s Request Form.
  • Questions can be emailed to (emailing us will automatically create a Service Now ticket).
  • Get training by calling or visiting Studio 6 (eLearning’s faculty computing lab) at x3099 or Building 1, Room 205C.