Java Advisory

Java 7u51 Issues

The latest release of Java, 7u51, issued by Oracle on January 14th, will negativley impact functionality in Blackboard.

With Java Update 7u51 installed, the following functions in Bb will not work:

  • Upload of Multiple Files in the Content Collection
  • Chat and Virtual Classroom

Users running previous versions of Java should not encounter any issues. Those users who install the Java Update 7u51 are advised to roll back to a previous version of Java to restore use of those impacted tools/features.


If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact the Technology Support Center at (660) 543-4357 or