Blackboard Learn SaaS release schedule

Use the dates below to anticipate when your Blackboard Learn environments receive the latest features and maintenance items.

Jump to the Continuous Delivery release schedule

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. 3100 = Q4 2016, 3200 = Q2 2017, etc.
  • Y – the second number in the schema represents the “minor” version for a given release and is relevant only to SaaS Continuous Delivery customers. E.g. 3100.1 = the first Continuous Delivery release after the 3100 / Q4 2016 release.
  • Z – the third number in the schema represents the “point” version for a given release and aligns with Cumulative Updates for major Q2 or Q4 releases available to Self-Hosted, Managed Hosting, and SaaS Flexible Deployment customers. E.g. 3100.0.1 = Cumulative Update 1 for Q4 2016 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.

    The build number may differ between a release's stages (Test/Staging and Production). If you notice that a release's build number in your Test or Staging environment doesn't match the release's build number in your Production environment, this is normal and expected.

Continuous Delivery release schedule - 2024

Read the release notes

Each monthly release contains new features or feature enhancements, as well as maintenance items. Additional maintenance releases occur weekly, on Thursdays. 

Release notes are published on or about the same day a release reaches Test servers.

All releases in continuous delivery are cumulative. For example, v3000.82.0 includes all content from v3000.80.0 and previous releases. Where a cell is marked with a dash ("-"), this release was not applied to the noted environment and changes will be rolled into the next release.

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases (2024)
Release NumberRelease to Test Servers*Release to Production Servers*
v3900.80.07 November 20237 December 2023
v3900.82.012 December 20234 January 2024
v3900.84.09 January 20241 February 2024
v3900.86.06 February 20247 March 2024
v3900.89.012 March 20244 April 2024
v3900.91.09 April 20242 May 2024
v3900.93.07 May 20246 June 2024
v3900.95.011 June 20244 July 2024
v3900.98.016 July 20248 August 2024
v3900.100.013 August 20245 September 2024
v3900.102.010 September 20243 October 2024
v3900.104.08 October 20247 November 2024
v3900.106.012 November 20245 December 2024
v3900.108.010 December 20242 January 2025
v3900.110.07 January 20256 February 2025

*These dates are approximate. Your system may be updated a couple days before or after this date.


Flexible Deployment Option

Blackboard no longer supports the Flexible Deployment Option for SaaS environments. As of version 3800.15.0, Blackboard Learn SaaS is only delivered in a continuous delivery cadence.