This summer’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place during the weekend 27-29 July 2018.
The upgrade will start at 5pm on Friday 27th July and continue throughout the weekend. It is predicted that the Blackboard system will be available again by the morning of Sunday 29th July but it should be considered at risk all day Sunday as well. Staff and students will not be able to access shuspace and Blackboard sites during the upgrade. Therefore please do not schedule teaching and learning activities in Blackboard during this time, including online submission of assessments.
The weekend of 17-19 August has been chosen as a contingency date for the upgrades in the event additional time is needed.
We know that there are some teaching programmes which will be affected by the downtime and we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. As always, the upgrade team will strive to minimise any downtime.