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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.

Stakeholders

BO: Kevin O'Brien

PO:  Gene Shwalb

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 to replace Blackboard Vista for all participating campuses.

Campuses currently utilizing Learn include:

  • UMass Amherst
  • UMass Boston
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • UMass Lowell
  • UMass Worcester Medical School
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Westfield State University

Community

Development

Licensed Module Information

Licensed modules

Blackboard Client ID

Installation date

Number of users

Number of available users

Course Delivery, Community Engagement, Content Management - 151223

120440

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

104,003

103,959

Current Software Installation

Software release number

Xythos Engine version

Install date

Install type

Install title

9.1.120113.0

7.2.114.2062

Saturday, August 17, 2013

BB_UPDATER

Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.120113.0

Installation History

Software release number

Xythos Engine version

Install date

Install type

Install title

9.1.90132.0

7.2.96.1019

Friday, August 17, 2012

BB_UPDATER

Updated to Blackboard version 9.1.90132.0

9.1.82223.0

7.2.96.1019

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. 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.

Current Status

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