Scheduled Maintenance

Blackboard Upgrade Status Updates

Information on the December 2017 Blackboard Upgrade at the University of Cincinnati

On Friday Dec. 15, UCIT completed the Blackboard upgrade. This upgrade features a more modern and accessible interface (the “Learn 2016” theme), an updated inline grading tool (New Box View), and improvements to the mobile experience.

Once the upgrade was complete, several issues were discovered with the new Blackboard interface, as well as with the installation of New Box View.

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eLearning Updates

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.


Dates:

Previous Dates:

  • July 13th
    • Blackboard Mobile
    • Blackboard Partner Cloud
    • APA Style Central Integration
  • March 16th
    • 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.
  • February 10th
  • February 9th

Previous Dates:

  • December 19th
  • November 25th
  • November 9th
  • October 13th
  • July 13th
  • June 8th
  • May 11th
  • April 13th
  • March 16th
  • February 9th
  • January 19th

Previous Dates:

  • August 10th