Upgrading for Connect Classic Customers

With Connect 5, you'll get dozens of new enhancements designed to make your communications more effective and your parents more involved in the success of your schools. Upgrading is easier than you think, and our dedicated Client Care team gives you hands-on attention throughout the process.

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Key features for Connect Classic Users include:

  • Simpler, more intuitive interface
  • Better data integration
  • Streamlined message workflow – send an alert in just a few clicks
  • Improved language and translation tools
  • iPhone & Android apps
  • Custom caller and email IDs
  • Enhanced geo-mapping tools
  • Customizable parent portal with subscriptions and preferences

What's Next?

Attend a Live Webinar

Learn more about the advantages of upgrading to Blackboard Connect 5, the ease of upgrading, and what steps you can take to ensure smooth transition. Multiple dates and time are available. View webinar schedule >

Download the Fact Sheet for K-12 Education

See what’s new with Blackboard Connect 5. Upgrading to Connect 5 will save you and your district time and money. Download this fact sheet to review many of the new features and benefits, and easily share the good news with others in your institution. Download now >

Download the Fact Sheet for Higher Education

Find out how Connect 5 will transform your communications, increasing your effectiveness both for emergency notifications and community outreach. Create and send messages faster than ever, and take more confidence in the relevance of your message. There’s never been an easier way to help keep your campus safe and informed. Download now >

Download the Fact Sheet for Local Government

Connect 5 brings critical new tools for local government leaders including customized community portals with group subscriptions and preferences, greatly enhanced geographic contact selection, and the industry's best automated weather alerts. Download now >


Ready to Upgrade?

Contact us today to start your upgrade