This summer’s Blackboard upgrade scheduled 11-13 July 2014

This summer’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place during the weekend 11-13 July 2014.

It is anticipated that the upgrade will begin at 18:00 on Friday 11th July and should be completed within 24 hours. Staff and students will not be able to access shuspace and Blackboard sites during the upgrade period. Therefore please do not schedule teaching and learning activities in Blackboard, such as online submission of assessments, after 17:00 on Friday 11th July, or anytime on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July when the system may still be unavailable or at risk.

We know that there are some teaching programmes which will be affected by the downtime and we apologise for any inconvenience this causes. As always, the upgrade team will strive to minimise any downtime. We hope by advertising downtimes significantly in advance that activities can be rescheduled to reduce the amount of affected programmes and individuals.

Over the coming months we will provide more information, including staff development opportunities, around the upcoming changes to Blackboard and shuspace as a result of the upgrade.

If you have any questions about the upgrade please contact