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Definition

Blackboard Learn is a learning management system that comprises four modules: a learning system that provides online course delivery and management for institutions; a community and portal system for use in creating online campus communities; a content management system for centralized control over course content; and a system to record and analyze student assessment results.

This is a highly available environment that is monitored 24x7.

 

Current Status

Uptime Report for UMass Amherst Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days Uptime Report for UMass Boston Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days Uptime Report for UMass Dartmouth Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days Uptime Report for UMass Lowell Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days Uptime Report for UMass Worcester Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days Uptime Report for UMass Worcester Blackboard Learn: Last 30 days

Stakeholders

BO: Kevin O'Brien

TO: Tim Lambert

Others:

Background

As a result of the Learning Platform Review outcome, UMassOnline is moving forward with utilizing Blackboard Learn for online learning. Blackboard Inc. has been a service provider supporting UMOL since it's purchasing of WebCT in 2007 and provides a variety of other services and systems to UMOL.

Utilization

Blackboard Learn has been implemented for all participating campuses.

Campuses currently utilizing Learn include:

Community

Development

Licensed Module Information

Licensed modulesBlackboard Client IDInstallation dateNumber of usersNumber of available users
Course Delivery, Community Engagement, Content Management - 151223 120440Tuesday, April 24, 2012 164,691 164,325 

Current Software Installation

Software release numberXythos Engine versionInstall dateInstall typeInstall title
9.1.201410.1603737.2.147.1312 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 BB_UPDATER Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.201410.160373

Installation History

Software release numberXythos Engine versionInstall dateInstall typeInstall title
9.1.140152.07.2.119.2057 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 BB_UPDATER Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.140152.0 
9.1.120113.07.2.114.2062 Saturday, August 17, 2013 BB_UPDATER Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.120113.0 
9.1.90132.07.2.96.1019 Friday, August 17, 2012 BB_UPDATER Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.90132.0 
9.1.82223.07.2.96.1019 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Initial Install Installed Blackboard version 9.1.82223.0 


Performance and Availability

Blackboard Learn is monitored for Performance and Availability through AlertSite and Pingdom. Monthly information can be found here.

Support

Support for Blackboard Learn is provided to our campuses via JIRA.

End User and Blackboard licensed support documentation is available here.

Training

Video tutorials and documentation may be found at on the Blackboard On Demand site.

Policy and Procedure

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