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*
v3900.58.0 16 February 2023
v3900.56.0 19 January 2023
v3900.54.0 15 December 2022**
v3900.52.0 17 November 2022
v3900.50.0 20 October 2022
v3900.48.0 15 September 2022
v3900.46.0 19 August 2022
v3900.44.0 Skipped
v3900.41.0 21 June 2022
v3900.39.0 19 May 2022
v3900.37.0 28 April 2022
v3900.34.0 17 March 2022
v3900.32.0 17 February 2022
v3900.30.0 20 January 2022
v3900.28.0 20 December 2021

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