The 'production' environment, which is available to all UQ staff and students, is the live version where course sites are hosted. Any SI-net, non-SI-net and organisation/corporate course sites that are created are hosted in this environment.


The 'staging' environment, which is available to all UQ staff (not students), allows for the testing of software upgrades or modifications in software configuration before implementing these changes in the 'production' environment. Monthly Blackboard updates are applied to staging approximately four weeks before their release to production and can be tested during this time. 

UQ staff can also request a staging course in the 'staging' environment for testing and experimentation purposes.