ITS is planning an upgrade of the Blackboard system. Due to this upgrade, Blackboard will be unavailable from 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 8th until 5 PM on Friday, May 11th. It is highly recommended that you export your Blackboard Grade Center to Excel prior to 12 noon on Tuesday, May 8th to ensure that you have all of the information that you may need in the event of a grade appeal. To view instructions on how to export, visit http://www.longwood.edu/helpdesk/blackboard/Export_Grade_Center_May2012.pdf.
Please be informed that while the upgraded Blackboard system will not be significantly different from the version that we are currently using, there are a few changes that you should be aware of. Significant changes, in both appearance and functionality, will occur in the Campus Pack Blog and Wiki interfaces. A document outlining all of these changes is available for your convenience at http://www.longwood.edu/helpdesk/blackboard/Blackboard_May2012_Upgrade.pdf. Additionally, training classes are available. To access a complete list of training dates and to sign up for training please visit http://www.longwood.edu/helpdesk/help/faculty_staff_training.htm.
As always, if you have questions please contact User Support Services at (434) 395-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.