Our current installed version of Blackboard is Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 3 (SP3).
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (11PM) - Thursday, March 22, 2012 (10:30AM): Upgraded Blackboard's database to SQL Server SP4 and installed several functional patches to Blackboard servers to improve stability and functionality. For more details on these improvements please see the Spring 2012 Stability Plan for Blackboard:
Thursday, March 24, 2011: Installed patches to Blackboard to fix some of the issues in Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 3 (SP3), and to provide SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) service in order to provide Blackboard users with a secure environment.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010: Installed Service Pack (SP3) to fix some of the bugs encountered this term including student access to content.
Thursday, August 26th, 2010: An operating system upgrade to the database server and additional file storage. Also upgrade to Blackboard 9.1, Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010: Upgrade to Blackboard 9.1.407.2.
Thursday, Mar 26th, 2009: Applied a Blackboard recommended security patch bringing us to version 22.214.171.124. Also upgraded the Learning Objects add-ons (blog, wiki) to the latest security version. No interface changes have been noted in this upgrade.
Friday Dec 19th, 2008: 24 hour scheduled system outage to increase content storage area. The content storage area is where the files and documents that students and faculty upload to the courses are stored. The additional storage is anticipated to accomodate the growth of Blackboard for two to three more years.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008: Upgrade to 126.96.36.199 to fix forum search problem and a bug concerning uploading documents by the same name as a deleted document as well as an issue with database lockups. No interface changes that we could see except the fix to forum searching.
Friday, March 27, 2008: Security upgrade hotfix to prevent the unauthorized access to course content through Instructor accounts. As a best practice, if you do not recognize the sender and the purpose of a link, do NOT click on it.
September 13, 2007, midnight to 4pm: We plan to upgrade Blackboard database to SQL 2005 and the Blackboard application to 7.2.383.23. This provides two security upgrades and no interface changes that we have seen. The database upgrade allows us an easier and more robust way to provide redundancy in the case of hardware failure.
June 21, 2007: We upgraded Blackboard to version 7.2. This allows us to improve the speed and reliability of the Dashboard. This is also a first step of going to SQL 2005 which will improve our database reliability.
March 28, 2007: We upgraded Blackboard to version 7.1.467.15 during spring break.
December 20 and 21, 2006: We applied a security upgrade hotfix to the Blackboard application and performed a hardware upgrade to replace the database machine with a faster, newer computer.