Blackboard Learn Self- and Managed-Hosting releases

Use the dates below to anticipate the release dates for Self- and Managed-Hosting releases for Blackboard Learn.

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What does the release version number mean?

Blackboard Learn uses a combined versioning schema for all deployments of the format: X.Y.Z-rel.abcdefg. Each of the digits and information in the versioning schema has a specific meaning.

  • X – the first number in the schema represents the “major” Q2 or Q4 version for a given release. E.g. 3900 = Q4 2020, 3800 = Q4 2019, etc.
  • Y – the second number in the schema represents the “minor” version for a given release.
  • -rel.abcdefg – the last piece of information in the schema represents the specific build number for a release. This build number is only relevant for technical troubleshooting and internal Blackboard development systems, and can generally be ignored by most customers. Blackboard Support may request this build number for validation when clients submit support cases.

Self- and Managed-Hosting release schedule

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Each monthly release contains maintenance items and may include new features or feature enhancements. 

All monthly releases are cumulative. For example, v3900.4.0 includes all content from v3900.2.0 and previous releases. 

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases
Release Number General Availability*
v3900.56.0 19 January 2023
v3900.58.0 16 February 2023

23 March 2023

v3900.62.0 20 April 2023
v3900.65.0 18 May 2023
v3900.67.0 4 July 2023
v3900.69.0 20 July 2023
v3900.71.0 17 August 2023
v3900.74.0 21 September 2023
v3900.76.0 19 October 2023
v3900.78.0 16 November 2023
v3900.80.0 21 December 2023
v3900.82.0 18 January 2024
v3900.84.0 15 February 2024

*These dates are approximate.
**Managed Hosting deployments will no longer be supported after December 31, 2022. See Article #75975 for more information.