The countdown has begun for the upgrade of Blackboard to version 9.1 Service Pack 9 starting noon Saturday November 17 and ending Sunday November 18 at 2:00 pm. During the upgrade, Blackboard will be unavailable to faculty and students as has always been the process in previous upgrades. Be sure you alert students even though alerts have been posted in the Blackboard portal page and on the VWCC website!!
The Distance Learning staff has created a PDF document with an overview of the modifications and updates that will occur during the upgrade. The link for the PDF document is http://www.virginiawestern.edu/distance/faculty/docs/bb/WhatNew91SP9.pdf and is also available on the Distance Learning Page->Instructor Tutorials->Blackboard Tutorials. Even though the VWCC Testing Center is open until 1:00pm November 17, Blackboard testing will conclude at noon.