MIS have planned a system upgrade for Morton College Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) to upgrade to Bb Learn SP13 on January 4th-5th, 2015. The Blackboard system will be temporarily unavailable during the upgrade. Details are as below.
On Sunday Jan. 4th, 2015 beginning
at 11:00pm CST, MIS will begin an upgrade of Blackboard learning system to
Service Pack 13. During the upgrade period, https://blackboard.morton.edu will be
intermittently offline, please do not log into the Blackboard Learn (BbLearn). Since
this update will require additional system maintenance, we anticipate
Blackboard services to be resumed by Monday, 10:00pm, Jan 5th, 2015.
We will make every effort to complete this work sooner and will announce
availability when the maintenance is complete.
Morton Blackboard LMS were upgraded from SP8 to Blackboard Learn SP12 CP10 in December 2013. SP 13 is a maintenance service pack that includes a minimal set of new features along with a number of fixes and improvements. You may click the
links on the left for some highlights of new features of Bb Learn Sp12 and Sp13.
What is Blackboard Learn?Blackboard is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that enables Morton College educators to provide students with course materials, class discussions, assignments and assessments online. Blackboard is a powerful tool that can enhance both on-campus and distance only learning experiences.
Blackboard Learn is the successor of previous Blackboard LMS CE8. Current version: Blackboard Learn ™ Course Delivery - Enterprise License (9.1.120113.0)
For technical support, contact the Management Information System(MIS) Help Desk at (708)656-8000 Ext 2444. or HelpDesk@morton.edu.
*Faculty NO LONGER need to fill out a course request form. However, if you want to merge enrollment of multiple sections into one course site, need assistance to copy content from previous taught course, please fill out the online merge enrollment form. Once multiple course sections are merged, making changes to the course ID, name, or section number is not recommended. So please make sure you have verified each course section number and be sure to enter correct information and click “submit” button only once! *Students’ last course access date is two weeks after the end of the semester. The end of access date will apply to all courses (16 week regular, late starting, and short-term courses) unless instructor make changes.
Nov 10, 2014 – create Spring course sections in Blackboard LMS . Faculty may access their course site in Blackboard by the end of day.Jan 07, 2015 – add student enrollment into the Blackboard LMS, students may see their classes listed under “My Course” in the Blackboard, but the course may not be available yet. Jan 12, 2015 – all spring courses are set to available. Students start to have access to their enrolled course sites through the Blackboard LMS (depending on course start-dates, some courses may be still listed as unavailable)May 29, 2015 – Last day that students can access spring 2015 courses through the Blackboard LMSMay 30, 2015 – All spring 2015 courses becomes unavailable to student, faculty can still access their courses