Blackboard Ultra Roadmap
In 2019, the Center for the Advancement of Learning committed to upgrade Blackboard 9.1 to Blackboard Ultra to enhance UDC teaching and learning, increase system security, and to align the Learning Management System with 2022 strategic plan. To upgrade to Blackboard Ultra, UDC Blackboard had to migrate to the cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In August 2019, UDC Blackboard moved from managed hosting to SaaS. In August 2020, UDC Blackboard will adopt Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation with original course view. An Ultra pilot and training programs will run throughout spring 2021 to make sure the transition is as painless as possible. Starting Summer 2021, all UDC courses will be Ultra courses.