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Blackboard Upgrade Saturday 27th January 2018

Posted on: 17 Jan 2018

Blackboard will be unavailable from 1.30am until 1.30pm on Saturday 27th January 2018 to allow for an upgrade.


The upgrade has been scheduled in line with the Blackboard maintenance and upgrade schedule at

The upgrade will allow Ulster staff and students to take advantage of new features, and also addresses normal bug fixes.

Further detailed information is available in the Blackboard Q2 2017 release notes at

Ulster will also benefit from the updates in the Q4 2016 release


Some specific benefits and highlights for users are:

  • Drag and drop functionality for file uploads.
  • Assignment submission receipt enhancements.
  • Improvements to the mobile and tablet responsive themes.

If you have any queries about the process please email