Blackboard downtime for system upgrade – Monday 31st August

Blackboard will be upgraded to a new version at the end of August.

In order to complete this, Blackboard will be unavailable OR at risk as follows:

From To Status
11.30 BST

Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday Monday)

09.00 BST

Tuesday 1st September

Blackboard and Turnitin unavailable
09.00 BST

Tuesday 1st September

12.00 BST

Tuesday 1st September

Blackboard and Turnitin available but at risk. 

This means Blackboard and Turnitin can be used and will work as normal, but you may notice some changes to the interface being made during this period.


This upgrade will update existing tools and introduce some new features – please see our blog post for details.

At the same time, the user interface will be improved and updated. You will also notice a change of colour scheme in line with University branding.  This will give much greater consistency in how Blackboard appears to students.

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