The Blackboard Java Development Kit (JDK) will be updated to the latest version at 5am. This change will take approximately 2 hours to complete. During this time, Blackboard will be online and functioning as expected.
#ITUCUpdate to Office365 Login on March 15
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.
When: Second Thursday of every month, 5AM-7AM.
Task: During this time, the following tasks can be performed (but not limited to): patching, building block upgrade, database maintenance, and configuration changes.
Exception: If the maintenance window falls during an exam week, the updates will be pushed back to the Thursday after exam week.
Critical Issues: System administrators will use their best judgment when there is a critical issue that cannot wait on committee approval.
Downtime: Generally, these improvements will require minimal, if any, interruption to Blackboard service. Any anticipated service interruptions will be:
- coordinated with the academic calendar.
- coordinated through the LMS Subcommittee and the IT change management process.
- and communicated to students, faculty and staff in a timely manner.
Testing: Wherever possible, all changes made will be tested prior to implementation.