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Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
This is a reminder that Blackboard will be taken offline beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 7th in order to carry out maintenance and updates in preparation for the upcoming academic year During this maintenance period, Blackboard will be unavailable to users. Full service is expected to be restored shortly before midnight on Monday, August 10th.
We make every attempt to schedule this annual maintenance window for a date when it will impact the fewest number of users possible; however, we are aware that Blackboard is accessed year-round and that some weekend and intersession courses may be affected. Faculty who need to make alternate arrangements for online course meetings during the outage are urged to contact UMKC ITS as soon as possible. The deadline for requesting alternate arrangements is 5 PM today, Friday, July 31st.
For more information, please contact UMKC Instructional Technologies at ITS@umkc.edu or 816-235-6700.
Summer 2015 Blackboard course sites will be opened to students by default at 9:00am on Monday, June 1st. This is in keeping with UMKC’s standard practice of making course sites available a week before the first day of class.
For instructors who do not want their spring course sites made available to students, we ask that you please email ITS@umkc.edu by 8:00am on June 1st..
For instructors who would like their students to be able to access course information before this date, you can make your course sites available at any time via the Course Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability area. Change the Make Course Available value to “Yes” and click <Submit>.
Students who have questions about when specific classes will be made available to them should contact their instructors directly.
For questions, please contact UMKC Instructional technologies at ITS@umkc.edu or 816-235-6700.