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Blackboard Ultra VLE upgrade


The aim of the project is to implement the latest version of Blackboard for the academic year 2024/25 to:

  • Enable a consistent, high-quality student online learning experience.
  • Enable an improved and supported digital enabled teaching, learning and assessment experience for staff.
  • Provide a modern & sustainable virtual learning environment with the capability to adopt future feature enhancements and third-party integrations.


  • Improved user experience for students and staff to navigate and access course content.
  • Improved collaboration and communication tools for students and staff
  • Improved tools for designing and delivering course content.
  • Additional accessibility tools
  • Improved analytics and reporting capabilities.
  • More streamlined assessment and grading experience

Strategic alignment

  • Student Experience (PRP)
  • Staff Experience
  • Productivity Benefit


Start Finish
October 2022 Sept 2023 (Organisations redesigned on Ultra)
  Sept 2024 (Courses redesigned on Ultra for PRP)