Category Archives: Rollover

Blackboard module rollover 2018-19 – Update

The annual rollover of Blackboard modules completed on Friday so you should now be able to see your 2018-19 modules in your course list.

If your school has chosen to adopt a new template for the 2018-19 academic year, then your modules will have been held back from the normal rollover process. You will need to copy content from your 2017-18 modules into the new empty 2018-19 modules that have already been created.

If your modules did rollover last week (week commencing 23rd July), you will no longer need to delete Turnitin assignment submission points from your new modules. This is something you will have had to do in previous years but colleagues in NUIT have successfully run a script which has stripped these out for you.

If you have any questions about rollover or using your new Blackboard template, then please contact

Blackboard Rollover 2018/19

It’s getting closer to  Blackboard module rollover which will be taking place week commencing the 23rd July 2018.  All 2018/19 modules will be available from Monday 30th July 2018.

Schools who are adopting a new template for 2018/19 may already have had their 2018/19 modules created. Finalised templates should have been confirmed to LTDS by Friday 6th July 2018. If your school wants to move to a template but did not have it finalised by the 6th July, then please contact as this is still possible.

We have a Blackboard rollover document that lets you know what happens with the different areas of Blackboard during rollover including; module content. ReCap recordings, Turnitin assignments and more. This hasn’t changed from previous years, unless you have adopted a new template,  but might be a useful reminder.

Finally to ensure you meet the Blackboard Baseline all schools or subject areas should have a consistent layout and easily navigable structure. Further information about how you can ensure you meet the baseline can be found in the Blackboard Baseline document. We have also produced a checklist that you can work through to check if your module meets recommendations.

Please get in touch with if you have any questions

Blackboard Module Rollover and Upgrade 2017/18

Module Rollover

Once again it is time for Blackboard module rollover to take place. This will happen week commencing the 24th July and your 17/18 modules will all be available from Monday 31st July. You will not experience any downtime during this process. Any new modules for 17/18 will be created at the same time. Your new modules will proceed with an L, for example, L1718-DEN1102. Continue reading Blackboard Module Rollover and Upgrade 2017/18

Blackboard Module Rollover and Upgrade 2016/17

The module rollover process will take place over the weekend of the 30th/31st July. Modules for the new academic year will be available from Monday 1st August 2016. You should not experience any downtime during this period.

NUIT will be upgrading the current version of Blackboard to the Q4 2015 release over the weekend of the 6th and 7th August and you may experience some downtime whilst this takes place. There will be no significant user interface changes to note but the upgrade is necessary to ensure that system bugs are fixed and to ensure Blackboard stability.

We have created a Module Rollover Guide which details what happens when your module/community rolls over to the new academic year.  Please note that rollover has not changed from previous years. The guide has simply been created to document the process and answer some of the questions we regularly get asked.

Where relevant, please ensure that key documents for your module are up to date for your new cohort of students.

If you require any further information about this or would like us to help you ensure your module is ready for the new academic year, please contact LTDS.


The 2013/14 Modules are now available

Hello all.

The 2013/14 modules are all now available for staff to access in Blackboard. For the vast majority of cases these modules will not contain any students at the moment.

REMINDER: The upgrade will take place over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. Here is the official information

“Dear Colleagues,

The Blackboard service will be unavailable all day on the 3rd and 4th August 2013 (0800 on the Saturday – 1700 on the Sunday) in order to upgrade the latest version and replace the hardware used for the Blackboard database. It is hoped Blackboard will be available to use at some point during the Saturday if the upgrade proceeds as expected
If you have any queries regarding this message please contact the IT Service Desk ( or phone extension x5999)
Best wishes,
The Blackboard Team”

Improved Module Names in Blackboard for 2013/14

Many thanks to all of you who completed the recent staff survey that covered Blackboard, ReCap and EvaSys. From the responses to the Blackboard survey (>740 responses) one of the themes that came out from the comments was the naming and ordering of modules within Blackboard.  So based upon this feedback a couple of changes (we think for the better) will happen after the upgrade on August 3rd/4th.

  1. Module titles will alter to display the module code within it and the academic year. So for example the following module would have displayed as:
    P1314 – The Animal KIngdom
    BUT it will now be displayed as:
    BIO1002: The Animal Kingdom (13/14)
  2. If you wish to do so you can customise what is displayed and in what order in your Course List. Please visit this post for a guide on how to do this.