Columbia Southern University plans to upgrade our current version (9.0) of Blackboard to version 9.1 on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. During this time, Blackboard will be unavailable beginning at 1 a.m. CDT Wednesday until the close of business on Friday, May 27, 2011 for faculty and students.
Also, during the week of May 25, CSU will be launching a new and improved myCSU Student Portal.
To accommodate all of these changes, CSU is making the following allowances to those affected by these upgrades:
• All per-course or open-enrolled students will be given a seven-day course extension.
• All term students have the following deadline extensions regarding discussion board conversations:
o Initial discussion board posting will be due midnight Monday, May 30 (instead of Saturday, May 28)
o Discussion board posting response (second posting) and unit assessment will be due by midnight Thursday, June 2 (instead of Tuesday, May 31)
After the maintenance period ending at 12 a.m. CDT Friday, May 27, please contact our Technical Support Team if you are experiencing difficulty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 399-1063. To further assist you, technical support will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CDT) Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.
Thank you for your patience during these upgrades. We hope this upgrade offers increased functionality and organization to optimize your student experience.