Below are the news archives presented in previous semesters. More archives will be added at the end of each semester.

  • Summer 2021

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      8/31/21 - Archive Server End of Life

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      8/15/21 - Summer 2021 Term - Ends

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      8/13/21 - MyQM System Outage to Affect Login Process

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      8/12/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.12 & 21.14 Release

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      7/8/21 - GSU Blackboard Learn - Available

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      7/8/21 - GSU Blackboard Learn - Unavailable

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      6/12/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.10 Release

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      6/10/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.10 Release

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      6/1/21 - Fall 2021 Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      5/25/21 - Fall 2021 Cross-listing Deadline

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      5/17/21 - Summer 2021 Term - Begins

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  • Spring 2021

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      5/3/21 - Spring 2021 Term - Ends

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      3/29/21 - Summer 2021 Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      3/26/21 - Summer 2021 Cross-listing Deadline

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      3/11/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.04 Release

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      2/25/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.02 Release

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      1/22/21 - Blackboard Now Available

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      1/22/21 - Blackboard Unavailable

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      1/19/21 - Spring 2021 Term - Begins

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      1/14/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 20.24 Release

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      1/10/21 - Aqua Scheduled Maintenance Outage

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  • Fall 2020

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      12/26/20 - Blackboard Mobile Apps Scheduled Maintenance

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      12/22/20 - Blackboard Production Winter Update - Complete

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      12/22/20 - VoiceThread Maintenance

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      12/21/20 - Blackboard Production Winter Update

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      12/14/20 - Intersession Courses

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      12/13/20 - Fall 2020 Term - Ends

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      11/18/20 - GSU Network Operational

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      11/17/20 - GSU Network Down

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      11/12/20 - Collaborate Ultra Maintenance

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      11/6/20 - Collaborate Ultra Maintenance

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      10/21/20 - Blackboard Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      10/10/20 - VoiceThread Maintenance

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      10/8/20 - Collaborate Ultra Maintenance

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      9/20/20 - Aqua Maintenance Scheduled

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      9/19/20 - VoiceThread Maintenance

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      9/16/20 - Blackboard Learn Archive Server Maintenance

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      9/10/20 - Collaborate Ultra Change to Recording Behavior

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      8/31/20 - Fall 2020 Term - Begins

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      8/31/20 - Collaborate Ultra - Error Joining Sessions

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      8/17/20 - Fall 2020 Smart Start - Begins

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  • Summer 2020

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      8/18/20 - Collaborate Ultra Change to Recording Behavior

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      8/16/20 - Summer 2020 Term - Ends

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      8/16/20 - Via and Aqua Maintenance Outage

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      8/6/20 - Collaborate Ultra Change to Recording Behavior

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      7/27/20 - New Respondus Key Available

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      7/23/20 - Collaborate Ultra Infrastructure Maintenance

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      7/19/20 - Via and Aqua Maintenance Outage

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      7/16/20 - Collaborate Ultra Maintenance

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      7/13/20 - Network Infrastructure Maintenance

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      6/30/20 - VoiceThread Deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1

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      6/13/20 - Collaborate Ultra Release

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      6/12/20 - Fall 2020 Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      6/12/20 - Fall 2020 Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      6/8/20 - Fall 2020 Cross-listing Deadline

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      5/22/20 - ITS Scheduled Maintenance - H: and U: Drive Outage at 10:00 PM

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      5/18/20 - Summer 2020 Term - Begins

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  • Spring 2020

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      5/11/20 - Spring 2020 Term - Ends

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      May 11, 2020 marks the last day of the Spring 2020 semester. Final Grades are due by May 18, 2020.

      15/1/20 - Windows Server Update

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      ITS will be updating the windows servers, which will affect Blackboard on Friday May 1, 2020 between 4:00AM and 8:00AM CDT. Blackboard will most likely be intermittent, but with the potential of being unavailable.

      Duration: Friday May 1, 2020 at 4:00AM until 8:00AM CDT.

      4/14/20 - Cloud Profiles Discontinued 4/14/2020

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      On April 14th, 2020 Blackboard will be making a change to the avatars/profile images. Currently, avatars are stored in a third-party software called myEDU, which will be discontinued. On April 14th, avatars will be stored in the Personal Information section of Blackboard. Unfortunately, we are unable to migrate these avatars from myEDU to Blackboard. We ask that if you currently have an avatar created and available, please save the image to your computer so you may reupload to Blackboard after April 14th.

      The process takes only a few moments to complete and the instructions can be found below.

      Download Avatar (before 4/14/2020):
      Instructions to download are linked here.
      Reupload Avatar (on/after 4/14/2020):
      Instructions to upload are linked here.

      4/9/20 - Collaborate Ultra Infrastructure Maintenance

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      3/16/20 - Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      3/9/20 - Spring 2020 Cross-listing Deadline

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      2/26/20 - Blackboard Available

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      2/26/20 - Blackboard Outage

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      2/5/20 - Blackboard Notice for Integrated Tools in Chrome 80

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      1/21/20 - Spring 2020 Term - Begins

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      1/7/20 - Student Enrollments

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  • Fall 2019

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      12/31/19 - Students Only: Blackboard Student Orientation 2019 Closure

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      December 31, 2019 marks the last day for the 2019 version of the Blackboard Student Orientation course. January 1, 2020 the newer version of the Blackboard Student Orientation course will open and be available until December 31, 2020.

      12/31/19 - Instructors Only: Course Cartridges End of Life

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      Blackboard will be ending all support for Course Cartridges on December 31, 2019.

      Course cartridge content is premade materials produced by publishers (i.e. McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Cengage, Elsevier). Instructors may download it for use in their courses. Cartridge content can include slides, documents, quiz questions, and lists of relevant links.

      Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) has now taken over, seamlessly integrating learning materials used by instructors into their course(s), instead of creating a premade course to download into a Blackboard shell. Instructors may generate content on the publishers site and integrate in Blackboard using LTI.

      Click here to learn more about adding content from external sources

      12/31/19 - All Users: Discontinuation of the Windows Mobile Apps for Blackboard Learn

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      The Blackboard Student and Blackboard Instructor Windows mobile apps will be removed from the Microsoft App Store and support will cease to service on December 31st, 2019 in all markets.

      As a part of Blackboard Inc.'s commitment to delivering a portfolio of high-quality products to help clients thrive in a complex and changing educational environment, Blackboard is announcing the discontinuation of availability and support for the Blackboard Student and Blackboard Instructor Windows apps.

      As consumer preference in the mobile market has gravitated towards iOS and Android devices, Blackboard believes that maintaining their current Windows mobile apps no longer provide the value and impact they once had to their clients and users. In fact, over 98% of all their mobile app usage today is exclusively on iOS and Android devices.

      By simplifying the portfolio of mobile offerings Blackboard is able to increase investment and focus on iOS and Android apps to better support the vast majority of students and instructors using Blackboard Learn on the go.

      The Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor Windows mobile apps will be removed from the Microsoft App Store and support will cease to service on December 31st, 2019 in all markets. This discontinuation furthers the progress Blackboard has made across their product portfolio to simplify, consolidate, and promote our next generation solutions.

      12/20/19 - Blackboard Winter Update - Complete

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      12/17/19 - Blackboard Winter Update

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      12/8/19 - Fall 2019 Term - Ends

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      12/5/19 - Blackboard Now Available

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      12/5/19 - Blackboard Outage

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      10/21/19 - Course Creation and Instructor Enrollment

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      10/14/19 - Spring 2020 Cross-listing Deadline

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      10/4/19 - Windows Server Updates

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      9/27/19 - Blackboard Now Available

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      9/27/19 - Blackboard Outage

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      8/26/19 - Fall 2019 Term - Begins

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      8/23/19 - Blackboard Mobile Update - Complete

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      8/23/19 - Blackboard Mobile Update

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      8/12/19 - Early Start Fall 2019 Term - Begins

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  • Summer 2019

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      8/25/19 - NewLearn Server Available for Faculty

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      The NewLearn server is available for faculty to view their 19SP courses: https://newlearn.govst.edu/
      For information regarding new features and enhancements in the NewLearn server, please use the arrow icon.

      8/25/19 - Collaborate Original Discontinued

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      Collaborate Original will no longer be available to GSU users. Collaborate Ultra will replace Collaborate Original on the NewLearn server (https://newlearn.govst.edu). Please be sure to download any recordings you may need. You may upload the videos to a free video streaming server, such as YouTube.

      8/11/19 - Summer 2019 Term - Ends

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      August 11, 2019 marks the last day of the Summer 2019 semester. Final Grades are due by August 18, 2019.

      8/5/19 - Summer Student Enrollments

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      Students will be added to the Fall 2019 Blackboard courses. Students will not have access to the Fall 2019 Blackboard courses until August 26, 2019 or the alternate date listed in the Course Schedule.

      7/7/19 - VoiceThread Maintenance

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      6/17/19 - Fall Course Creation and Instructor Enrollments

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      6/10/19 - Summer Course Cross-listing Deadline

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      5/20/19 - Summer 2019 Term - Begins

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  • Spring 2019

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      5/13/19 - Spring 2019 Term - Ends

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      May 13, 2019 marks the last day of the Spring 2019 semester. Final Grades are due by May 20, 2019.

      5/6/19 - Summer Student Enrollments

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      Students will be added to the Summer 2019 Blackboard courses. Students will not have access to the Summer 2019 Blackboard courses until May 20, 2019 or the alternate date listed in the Course Schedule

      4/25/19 - NewLearn Server Available for Faculty

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      The NewLearn server is available for faculty to view their 18FA courses.
      https://newlearn.govst.edu/

      For information regarding new features and enhancements in the NewLearn server, please use the arrow icon.

      4/23/19 - Blackboard Maintenance

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      3/18/19 - Summer Course Creation and Instructor Enrollments

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      3/11/19 - Summer Course Cross-listing Deadline

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      3/8/19 - Blackboard Maintenance

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      3/6/19 - Blackboard Instructor and Student apps Intermittent

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      1/23/19 - Blackboard Server Outage

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      1/22/19 - Spring 2019 Term - Begins

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      1/21/19 - Blackboard Server Outage

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      1/8/19 - Spring Student Enrollments

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      1/1/19 - Blackboard Student Orientation Course - Available

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  • Fall 2018

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      12/31/18 - CAES Will No Longer Support CollegeAnywhere

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      The Center for Active Engagement and Scholarship will no longer support CollegeAnywhere, due to the lack of usage. The last day of accessibility is 12/31/2018.

      12/31/18 - 2018 Student Orientation Course Closes

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      December 31, 2018 will be the last day students will be able to access the 2018 Blackboard Student Orientation course. The 2019 Blackboard Student Orientation course will open January 1, 2019.

      12/28/18 - Unforeseen Blackboard Outage - Ends

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      ITS has completed the update to the Blackboard server. You may now log in and access Blackboard. By default, all Spring 2019 courses are set to become available to students on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. You will not have access to Spring 2019 courses before that time.

      12/24/18 - Unforeseen Blackboard Outage - Begins

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      Blackboard, Inc. recently apprised us of a security issue with the version of Blackboard we are using. There will be no access to the Blackboard Production server from December 24, 2018 until December 30, 2018.

      12/9/18 - Fall 2018 Term - Ends

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      11/24/18 - VoiceThread Maintenance

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      11/5/18 - Blackboard Server Outage

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      10/19/18 - Blackboard Course Creation

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      10/15/2018 - Last Day for Cross-listing Blackboard Course

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      9/14/2018 - Box Fails to Convert Assignment to Inline Grading - Resolved

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      9/14/2018 - Blackboard Server Outage

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      9/7/2018 - Box Fails to Convert Assignment to Inline Grading

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      8/27/2018 - Fall 2018 Term - Begins

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