Project Type

Blackboard Upgrade July 2020

To update the software and move to a ‘Software as a Service (SaaS)’ application, as locally hosted sites will no longer be supported by Blackboard.  Working in close collaboration with ICT, the Digital Education project focus is on:

  • User Testing;
  • Language and Style package updates/development;
  • Helpsheet and Guide resources;
  • General Communication to staff and students.

Project Questions & Answers

Project Status Active

Start Date.

March 2020

End Date.

October 2020

Digital Education Lead

Ben Atkinson


Ben Samuels

Project Tags
digital education
Digital Environments

Project update

  • July 2020
    Upgrade taken place and live version launched. Review period will run until end of October 2020 to allow for student feedback to be included.
  • June 2020
    Testing and re-testing underway, along with work on language and styling packages.
  • May 2020
    Testing scheduled for 1st and 2nd of June with testing due to be completed by 12 June. Comms plan in place.
  • March 2020
    Test area to be created with information so initial user testing can be undertaken.