Blackboard Maintenance on Friday, February 6

Blackboard_Logo.jpgBlackboard will be unavailable for approximately one hour sometime between 5:30pm and 10:00pm on Friday, February 6, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window. System administrators will be applying patches during this outage.

This maintenance will fix an issue with the way Blackboard has been archiving discussion board posts. Previously, when a course has been archived, discussion board posts were not being archived with their attachments or follow-up threads. Only top-level threads posted by the instructor were being preserved in the archive.

After Friday’s maintenance, archiving a course will preserve all of the discussion board threads and attachments. Instructors will still need to select that Discussion Boards will be included in the archive.

Course Copy or Export will NOT preserve all of the discussion board threads and attachments. Course Copy and Export functions will continue to exhibit the behavior of only preserving the top-level threads created by the instructor. Student-created top-level discussion board posts and attachments will not be preserved.

For more information, please contact the Help Desk at (573) 341-HELP.