Scheduled Maintenance

Recurring eLearning Updates

When:

Second Thursday of every month, 5AM-7AM. 

Exception:

If the maintenance window falls during an exam week, the updates will be pushed back to the Thursday after exam week.

Tasks:

During this time, the following tasks can be performed (but not limited to): patching, building block upgrade, database maintenance, and configuration changes. 

Critical Issues:

System administrators will use their best judgment when there is a critical issue that cannot wait on committee approval.

Testing

Wherever possible, all changes made will be tested prior to implementation.

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. 

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

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