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Phone: 646-660-6500

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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


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Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.


From:  Kevin Wolff, Instructional Designer, Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

As you may be aware, CUNY CIS upgrades Blackboard once a year. The Fall 2017 Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 28, at 12:30 AM and to be completed by the end of business on Friday, December 29During this time, Blackboard will be taken offline and there will be no access to the environment during the upgrade.

Additionally, we have been notified that the Turnitin plagiarism prevention tool will be unavailable due to maintenance on Wednesday, December 27, between 11 am and 8 pm. No assignment submissions or grading will be possible through any Turnitin services during this time.

The due date for the submission of Fall 2017 grades is Tuesday, December 26, 2017, prior to these scheduled downtimes.  Please be advised that the downtime is an estimate based on current planning. We will do everything we can to make the downtime as brief as possible.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the Technology Help Desk with questions, concerns, or thoughts on the upgrade.