Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
As a reminder: Blackboard is unavailable daily beginning at 5 am for a restart. Usually the restart takes less than 30 minutes.
On August 5th, during our regular maintenance window (10 PM to 7 AM) Blackboard will have a Cumulative Update (CU2) applied. Blackboard will be unavailable during that time. Maintaining the Blackboard server is highly important for the overall stability of the system. In addition to routine maintenance, this update applies patches to fix issues such as the embedding of thumbnails from YouTube within a content area. The length of time that Blackboard will be unavailable is probably several hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Deci firstname.lastname@example.org
If Blackboard is not behaving as you think it should, check to see if your browser is the issue. Blackboard best runs on using specific browsers (Internet Explorer 10 with all Windows systems or Safari 6.0) For a complete list of supported browsers please click here.
If you do not know what browser you are using please go to: http://www.thismachine.info/ . This site runs a check on your system as soon as you go to the page.