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Recurring Announcement

From 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM each Friday, Blackboard may be unavailable (this is the regular weekly maintenance time). During this time you may not be able to log onto Black board and access information in your courses.


Blackboard (Bb2) Maintenance

On Friday, June 14, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM CDT, Blackboard will be performing maintenance that will impact service.  During this time, you are cautioned to expect service interruptions affecting Summer courses.


Summer Maintenance Information

As A reminder, the main Blackboard environment (Bb1) will be unavailable for our annual summer maintenance beginning in June. During this outage there will be no faculty access allowing us to purge older courses. This is done annually in order to reclaim server space. The purge includes:

  • Fall 2016 (201710)
  • Winter 2016 (201715)
  • Fall 2017 (201810)
  • Spring 2017 (201720)
We encourage faculty to create an archive of these courses. The archive course feature creates a frozen snapshot or permanent record of your course. An archive includes all content, course statistics, users, and course interactions.

Please follow the steps outlined in this training document to create zipped backups of courses that can later be imported into new blackboard shells.

Last updated 6/6/2019 8:36 AM