Blackboard Learn — KU’s supported learning management system — helps instructors manage and deliver course materials online.
For more information, see News & Updates.
Blackboard Maintenance & Outage - August 30, 2015 ( 12:01 am - 2 am )
Since the start of the semester, users have reported issues with some of the tools within Blackboard, including SafeAssign, the Mobile Blackboard App, TopHat, and Outcomes Assessment. We have been provided vital fixes from these vendors which need to be implemented immediately to retain functionality. We will apply these fixes to KU’s Blackboard system during the normal Blackboard maintenance window early Sunday August 30 from 12:01 am – 2:00 am. These fixes will require a system restart and outage during that time. We regret the inconvenience this outage may cause and thank you for your understanding as we work to optimize Blackboard for the remainder of the fall semester. Please visit our News & Updates page for more information regarding the improvements to the system.
If you have questions or concerns please contact Blackboard Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-2600 during office hours, or the Customer Service Center after 5 p.m. at 785-864-8080 or email@example.com.
Instructors: Blackboard Bootcamp - August 17-28, 2015
KU IT is sponsoring a Blackboard Bootcamp. For two weeks around the start of classes, multiple sessions of Blackboard workshops are available in order to accommodate busy schedules. Instructors and staff are welcome to attend as few or as many as they desire. Those who want to become advanced users should attend more workshops. Our recommendation is to attend Blackboard: Getting Started first.
To see the workshop schedule and enroll, visit workshops.ku.edu. We also offer Virtual Blackboard 101 as a self-paced online workshop. You can click here for virtual workshop self-enrollment instructions or call us at 785-864-2600 to be enrolled.
If these times and dates do not work for your schedule, please contact us at Blackboard Support (firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-2600). We offer individual desk side coaching and small group trainings when you are available later in the semester (September - December).
Looking for the FAQ? Try Instructors: Semester Checklist.
Have a great semester!