Stay informed with the latest CAES news about GSU Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, VoiceThread, Respondus, Via and other online teaching and learning software.
5/10/21 - Spring 2021 Term - Ends
May 10, 2021 marks the last day of the Spring 2021 semester. Final Grades are due by May 17, 2021.
3/11/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.04 Release
Blackboard Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Collaborate Ultra version 21.04 on March 11, 2021. This release will switch to CloudFlare CDN for Collaborate recording streaming.
More information regarding the 21.04 release, can be accessed on the Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra page.
2/25/21 - Collaborate Ultra Version 21.02 Release
Blackboard Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Collaborate Ultra version 21.02 on February 25, 2021. This release will provide improved privacy status of recordings to add clarity for non public recordings.
More information regarding the 21.02 release, can be accessed on the Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra page.
1/22/21 - Blackboard Now Available
Approx. Time: 8:35AM CST
Blackboard was temporarily unavailable, but our ITS Department has resolved the issue. The system is now available for use.
1/22/21 - Blackboard Unavailable
Approx. Time: 5:00AM CST
Blackboard is currently unavailable. Our ITS Department is currently investigating the issue to resolve as soon as possible. Another email will be sent when the system becomes available.
1/19/21 - Spring 2021 Term - Begins
Today marks the first day of the spring semester. Students will not be able to access spring 2021 courses in their Blackboard Course List until January 19, 2021. Please note, late start courses will be available in Blackboard on the date the late start course begins.
Collaborate Ultra Version 20.24 Release
Blackboard Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Collaborate Ultra version 20.24 on January 14, 2021. This release will contain a more visible recording privacy status and support chatbot within sessions.
More information regarding the 20.24 release, can be accessed on the Release Notes for Collaborate Ultra page.
Aqua Scheduled Maintenance Outage
Please note that the Aqua assessment system will undergo scheduled maintenance, requiring some downtime on January 10, 2021 from 5:00AM CST to 11:00AM CST.
These maintenance windows will include upgrade work and are to ensure the system operates as efficiently as possible. This maintenance is being performed by the vendor and they have provided this advanced notice to help their client institutions make necessary plans.