Tech Times

Spring 2013

Blackboard Learn Upgrade Completion

This summer, IS&T in partnership with the Office of the Provost will complete the upgrade from Blackboard 8 to Blackboard Learn, the newest learning management system at the University. Spring 2013 is the final full semester that Blackboard 8 will be used to deliver online course material at BU, with a small number of ongoing courses still active through the summer.

Blackboard Learn offers a modern user experience and includes a vast number of new and improved tools to enhance the online learning experience. Because this is the most current product offered by Blackboard Inc., more enhancements will become available with upcoming service pack releases. You can learn more about Blackboard Learn and the upgrade project on TechWeb and from the Center for Excellence &  Innovation in Teaching. Classroom trainings and online help material for students and faculty are also available to help with the transition to the new version.

Blackboard 8 will be officially retired on September 1, 2013. All available 2012 courses from Blackboard 8 will be migrated to Learn in the coming months, and any archived course from either system can be copied for use in a new semester.