Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled

Published: April 17, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) will be conducting an annual update to Blackboard on Saturday, May 16, following its protocol of completing upgrades between the spring and summer semesters. Employees should be aware of the following impacts as a result of the upgrade:

  • Blackboard will be offline May 16. Starting May 17, CWI will be running the October 2014 edition of Blackboard.
  • All courses from the Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 semesters will be moved to the Blackboard Archive Site (
  • All content prior to Summer 2014 will be moved to an external hard drive as an archived course after July 31 to support Blackboard functionality. After July 31, accessing this course information will require submitting a Helpdesk ticket. 
  • Additional details have been provided to all faculty.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Courtney Bond, director of CWI’s Center for Teaching and Learning, at 208.562.3084 or

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