The following dates have been scheduled for the 2018 Course Rollover, and for Blackboard upgrades over the next twelve months.
Saturday 30th June 2018
downtime required approximately 08:00 – 17:00
Summer Blackboard Upgrade
Sunday 5th – Monday 6th August 2018
downtime required, probably from Sunday afternoon till Monday lunchtime
Sunday 6th – Monday 7th January 2019
downtime required, probably from Sunday afternoon till Monday lunchtime)
These dates have been agreed by CQSD and IT after consultation with Support Centres, the Examinations Office, ISLI and other staff both at Reading and in Malaysia. While we appreciate that there is never an entirely convenient time to make Blackboard unavailable, these downtime windows have been scheduled to avoid inconvenience to most users.
Further, more detailed information on Course Rollover and these Blackboard upgrades will of course follow in due course.
In the meantime, if you are aware of any assessment deadlines or other activity which might be affected by one of these downtime windows, please take steps to reschedule the activity.