UTC Online uses Blackboard’s Academic Suite release 8.x as the delivery tool for its online course management. Blackboard released version 9 (Blackboard Learn) in 2009. Since version 9 is a big departure from past Blackboard versions, UTC Online decided to wait to upgrade so as to prevent subjecting users to bugs typical of any major new software release.
UTC Online will upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9.x effective for the Spring 2011 semester. More details to follow.