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Wednesday December 11, 2019 15:59:54
Blackboard Support Team <>
Current Faculty
CUNY Blackboard Maintenance Upgrade

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you are already aware, CUNY CIS upgrades Blackboard once a year, in December. The Blackboard upgrade is currently scheduled to begin on Sunday, December 29 at 12:00 am and to be completed by the close of business on Monday, December 30. Blackboard will be taken offline and there will be no access to the environment during the upgrade. The downtime required for the upgrade necessitates that the work be performed in the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as this is the only time when classes are not in session on any CUNY campus. CUNYfirst grade rosters are scheduled to open on Friday, December 13, 2019, and close on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Blackboard course shells for the Winter Intercession 2019 and Spring 2020 have been created and are available to faculty.

This upgrade is a maintenance release and will not introduce new functionality into Blackboard, but there will be minor changes to the interface. Most notably, in response to requests from the University Student Senate, the My Courses module will move from the far right column to the far left. This will also facilitate navigation of the interface when using a browser to access Blackboard on mobile devices.

Please contact Hunter’s Blackboard Support team at for assistance, or with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,
Victoria Kudritskiy
Blackboard Administrator
ICIT – Hunter College



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