Advance notice: Blackboard downtime for system upgrade 25-26 June 2017

We are currently testing the most recent Blackboard release, with a view to upgrading to this version in the summer.

Subject to our tests being successful, the upgrade will take place on 25th – 26th June.

Blackboard and Turnitin will be unavailable while this upgrade takes place:

FROM Sunday 25th June, 10:30 a.m. BST

TO Monday 26th June, 12:00 noon BST

It is likely that the system will be back online by mid-morning on Monday 26th, but the whole morning should be considered as being “at risk”.

Further details and reminders will be posted nearer the time.

Blackboard unavailable from 9pm on Friday 16th October for essential maintenance

Blackboard Learn and Turnitin will be unavailable for around 4 hours, from 9 p.m. this Friday evening, while essential work is carried out.

Scheduled Start Time: 21:00 BST on Friday 16th October

Estimated Completion Time: 01:00:BST on Saturday 17th October


Now that term is underway, Blackboard are better able to judge the demands which our users make on the system, and are adjusting technical settings accordingly to improve performance.

This work will be carried out by Blackboard support engineers, as part of our support contract with Blackboard, at a time when we expect demand on the system to be low.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.