Blackboard Retirement Roadmap

Time remaining before Blackboard at UNC is retired:

Bb road map

You can get there from here.

Blackboard will be shut down on December 31, 2012. After this date, Blackboard content will be inaccessible. Instructors who wish to preserve their own uploaded course files should extract materials prior to the shutdown date.

Blackboard is being replaced by Sakai, an open source collaboration and learning environment. To learn more, visit

Blackboard Retirement Roadmap

July 2012

  • Countdown clock published: 6 months until retirement
  • Later is Now workshops posted
  • Fall 2012 instructors who have only used Blackboard for courses are contacted; migration assistance offered for July and August
  • Mass mail sent to faculty & administrators
  • Login page of updated
  • Login page of updated

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012


  • Final month of availability
  • Later is Now workshops available prior to December 14
  • Face-to-face & online consultations available prior to December 14
  • Fall commencement: Sunday, December 16
  • ITS staff make preparations for final shutdown from December 17-December 30, 2012
  • retired December 31, 2012 at 5 pm

New release!Congratulations! The migration is complete!

Beginning January 1, 2013, Sakai will be the only learning management system supported by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Information Technology Services.