REMINDER: OIT Announcement | Blackboard Upgrade |

SJFC Office of Information Technology 

OIT Notification Number: 2018-95
Date: 12/12/2018
Title: REMINDER: OIT Announcement |Blackboard Upgrade|

Dear Campus Community,
The Blackboard system will be upgraded during the holiday break. The system will be unavailable from Sunday, December 30th at 11:30 pm until Wednesday, January 2nd at 5pm. You will not be able to login to Blackboard during this timeframe. We will notify the campus once the upgrade is complete and the system is accessible.

There are a few new features that will be available after the upgrade is complete, including:

  • Attendance tracking
  • Cloud file integration
  • Leaving audio feedback on student work
  • Grading within the BB Instructor app on mobile devices

For more information on any of these features, please see the attached What’s New in BB resource.

Please note, Spring 2019 course shells have been created and are available to instructors in preparation for the upcoming semester. Additional resources for Blackboard are always available on the Educational Technology website:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Service Desk at (585)385-8016 or email us at

Thank you,

St. John Fisher College
Office of Information Technology
OIT Service Desk
(585) 385-8016