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Blackboard Learn

Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform,—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.

System Announcements

  • Blackboard Update 18 December 9am-5pm (Monday, 11 December 2017)

    Blackboard will be unavailable from 9am - 5pm on Monday December 18.  This update includes

    • A new look
    • Better mobile compatibility
    • New Inline Grading tool
    • Security updates
    • Bug fixes

    If you have any questions about this please contact the ITS Service Desk

  • Blackboard "Updates" are not displaying: Resolved (Friday, 5 May 2017)

    The tool in Blackboard which displays a list of recently updated content was not working between 4 and 5pm today, but has now been fixed.

    Ask IT Call #24284

  • Blackboard is available again (Wednesday, 19 April 2017)

    This upgrade to Blackboard is now complete, this upgrade includes several behind the scenes improvements including:

    • Submission receipts for students submitting an assignment.
    • Drag and drop files for some areas, including students submitting assignments.
    • New Icons for items in Blackboard.
    • Many bug fixes including repairing reliability of the Last Access functionality.

    You can keep up-to-date with news about this update by following the ITS Service Desk notices (http://www.otago.ac.nz/its/servicenotices/) and here on the eLearning blog (www.otago.ac.nz/elearning).

  • Resolved: Important Information about Grades (Wednesday, 30 November 2016)

    As of 16:30, Thursday 24 November 2016, all hidden grades have been restored. If your paper’s Grade Centre is not displaying as expected, please contact the IT Service Desk.

    Students - please note final grades are found in eVision.

    Issue: After the weekend upgrade, we discovered an issue which means that some grades are not displaying in some grade centres.  At present, we've got a backup of the grades on another Blackboard server so that we can get copies of grades to anyone who needs them.



  • Not receiving email from your lecturer/course instructor sent via Blackboard? (Monday, 15 August 2016)