Update to Blackboard coming in July
On July 4th, 2018, Blackboard will undergo several updates to strengthen data security and fix bugs.
Second Thursday of every month, 5AM-7AM.
If the maintenance window falls during an exam week, the updates will be pushed back to the Thursday after exam week.
During this time, the following tasks can be performed (but not limited to): patching, building block upgrade, database maintenance, and configuration changes.
System administrators will use their best judgment when there is a critical issue that cannot wait on committee approval.
Wherever possible, all changes made will be tested prior to implementation.
Generally, these improvements will require minimal, if any, interruption to Blackboard service. Any anticipated service interruptions will be:
When: This change takes effect Wednesday, March 15.
Description: The Office365 login process will become part of the authentication system currently utilized by Catalyst, Bearcat Card and many other services provided to students.
Students will see a new login page (pictured below) when they access their Office365 accounts at https://mail.uc.edu.
Added functionality: For the first ten minutes after logging into Office365, students can also access Catalyst and Bearcat Card without entering their usernames and passwords.