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 - 2023

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, v3000.5.0 includes all content from v3000.4.0 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 (2023)
Release Number Release to Test Servers* Release to Production Servers*
v3900.56.0 10 December 2022 5 January 2023
v3900.58.0 10 January 2023 2 February 2023
v3900.60.0 7 February 2023 2 March 2023
v3900.62.0 7 March 2023 6 April 2023
v3900.65.0 11 April 2023 4 May 2023
v3900.67.0 9 May 2023 1 June 2023
v3900.69.0 6 June 2023 6 July 2023
v3900.71.0 11 July 2023 3 August 2023
v3900.74.0 15 August 2023 7 September 2023
v3900.76.0 12 September 2023 5 October 2023
v3900.78.0 10 October 2023 2 November 2023
v3900.80.0 7 November 2023 7 December 2023
v3900.82.0 12 December 2023 4 January 2024
v3900.84.0 9 January 2024 1 February 2024

*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.