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Blackboard: Administration system upgrades

ITS is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 the user and paper management system running Blackboard is to be upgraded. The availability of Blackboard during this time will not be effected. Below are a list of changes you may notice following the upgrade:

  • Role based email addresses
    From June 24 onwards the use of official University of Otago usernames will be enforced in Blackboard. This means the email address linked to your username will be used. For example if you’re currently using an role based email address like this will be updated to your personal email address: Please contact the ITS Service Desk for help forwarding your email from your personal address to your role based email address.
  • More frequent updates
    From June 24 onwards updates to Blackboard will happen every 15 minutes between 7am and 8pm. This means if you add a staff member to your paper they will have access within 15 minutes between 7am and 8pm, currently updates happen four times a day.

Services Affected:
Blackboard Staff Administration will be unavailable Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
This is the system staff use to manage staff user access to Blackboard papers

If you have any questions please contact the ITS Service Desk.

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