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*
v3900.28.0 16 December 2021
v3900.26.0 25 November 2021
v3900.23.0 28 October 2021
v3900.21.0 16 September 2021
v3900.19.0 19 August 2021
v3900.17.0 15 July 2021
v3900.15.0 Canceled
v3900.12.0 20 May 2021
v3900.10.0 05 May 2021
v3900.8.0 22 March 2021
v3900.6.0 18 February 2021
v3900.4.0 14 January 2021
v3900.2.0 10 December 2020

*These dates are approximate.