Project Type

Blackboard Upgrade 2018

Digital Education and ICT will be working in collaboration to deliver planned upgraded changes to Blackboard during the week beginning 9th July 2018. The upgrade will bring a host of improvements listed below:

  • An enhanced responsive design for mobile and tablet devices, featuring fully responsive menus within module sites and main Blackboard tabs, responsive blogs and discussion boards.
  • Improvements to assessments and submissions made by Blackboard, including the introduction of receipts for Blackboard submissions, an enhanced submission process and the auto-saving of Blackboard rubrics.
  • The ability to upload multiple files via drag and drop in a broader range of locations across Blackboard.
  • An easier way to make sites available to students and to see which sites are currently available via a toggle button located next to the Student Preview button.
  • The ability to make Blackboard Collaborate sessions available to select students within a module site rather than just a whole cohort.

Further information about the upgrade to Blackboard will follow. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the upgrade, please emailĀ

Project Questions & Answers

Project Status Completed

Start Date.

January 2018

End Date.

September 2019

Dean of Digital Education

Andy Beggan

Programme Officer

Sammie Harnin

Digital Education Team

ICT Department

Project Tags
digital education
Digital Education Transformation Programme
Digital Environments

Project Update

  • July 2018
    Blackboard has been upgraded and the project team are discussing further actions following the successful upgrade.