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Blackboard Announcements

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.


Intermittent Mediasite Interruptions Possible, January 25 - 26

Mediasite maintenance may cause intermittent interruptions, starting Friday January 25 8 PM through 8 AM Saturday.



WileyPLUS Planned Maintenance: January 25, 5 - 6 AM CT

WileyPLUS will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance January 25, from 5 - 6 AM CT.



Scheduled Maintenance for Mediasite

Blackboard services will be unavailable on Friday Jan. 18, 2019 from 4 AM to 7 AM as we troubleshoot issues related to the Mediasite building block.



Turnitin Services Unavailable on January 5, 2019

Turnitin services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10am until 4pm. Users will be unable to submit and/or grade during this maintenance window. Please ensure that any submission deadlines are adjusted to fall outside of the window.

This includes the Feedback Studio, Feedback Studio for iOS, GradeMark, and Peer Mark.

Stay up to date with Turnitin system status by following @TurnitinStatus on Twitter


Scheduled Maintenance for Respondus Monitor

The Respondus Montitor service will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday, December 25, starting at midnight CT.  Downtime is estimated to be between 1-2 hours. LockDown Browser exams that do not require the use of Respondus Monitor (the webcam component) should be unaffected by this downtime. 


Mediasite Videos and Chrome Browser

The Chrome browser has stopped supporting the Silverlight media transcoder, which affects the ability to play Mediasite videos. Other Blackboard-supported browsers such as Edge, Firefox, and Safari should be able to successfully play Mediasite videos.


VoiceThread Maintenance

VoiceThread will be performing system updates on Saturday, November 25 from 4:00 AM to 5:00 AM CT.  All users will be signed out of their accounts during this window and will need to sign in again. There is no expected slowdown or down time.


New Blackboard Tools

VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Students and Instructors will be able to navigate slides and leave interactive comments.

Curriculum Builder allows instructors to browse the UHD Library's media resources and create a list of readings and viewings for their classes.

Look for further information soon about these new tools.

Last updated 1/24/2019 2:41 AM