Due to a lengthier upgrade process than usual this year, IS&T need further time to do testing on the Blackboard upgrade. As a result we have had to move the upgrade from its usual date in early July to be the weekend of 5-7 August. The upgrade will start at the end of the day on 5th August and continue throughout the weekend. It is predicted that the Blackboard system will be available again on the afternoon of Sunday the 7th but it should be considered at risk then. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause staff and students.