IT Services have announced that, due to essential security patching of servers, MyBristol will be unavailable between 8 am and midday on Thursday 12th July. This means that staff and students will be unable to access Blackboard via MyBristol, but can still access it directly at https://www.ole.bris.ac.uk during this time.
Please see the IT Services status page for updates: http://itstatus.bristol.ac.uk/
Blackboard will be performing server maintenance between 11 pm on Thursday 28 June and 5 am on Friday 29 June. During this maintenance window there will be a short period of downtime, which Blackboard will endeavour to keep as brief as possible. Please be aware of this and plan your Blackboard activities accordingly.
The Questionmark Perception Terminal Server needs to taken down briefly to have security updates applied to it. This work has been scheduled for Wednesday 20 June between 8 am and 9 am, although the actual downtime will only last for about ten minutes, at around 8.30 am. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
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Turnitin will be taking their services down for maintenance between 4 pm and 12 midnight on Tuesday July 10. To ensure that services remain stable, particularly during high submission periods, this maintenance will include several hardware updates and performance improvements. Users will be unable to submit and grade during this maintenance window, so please ensure that any submission deadlines are adjusted to fall outside of the window.
You can stay up to date with Turnitin system status by following @TurnitinStatus on Twitter.
This year, the Blackboard upgrade has been scheduled to take place between 7 pm on Sunday 22 July and midday on Monday 23 July. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time, so please do not schedule any activities requiring Blackboard during that period.
New Blackboard courses for 2018-19 units and programmes will become available to staff between 2 and 8 August.
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On Friday, April 27th, 2018, Blackboard will be performing scheduled infrastructure maintenance at their data centre. The six-hour window is for the entire maintenance work to complete; however, the total outage duration is not expected to exceed 30 minutes and will be near the beginning of the maintenance period.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
IT Services will be moving the secondary Questionmark Perception server to an improved installation on Thursday 12 April, between 8 am and noon. This means that the service will be relying on the primary server for that time, and hence it is to be regarded as an “at risk” period. We do not expect this process to have a significant effect on the service, although there may be a few brief outages.
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Blackboard will performing emergency infrastructure maintenance between 1 am and 5 am on Friday, January 26. While we anticipate no interruption in the Blackboard service as a result of the work being performed, we cannot entirely rule out periods of service interruption during this maintenance window. Blackboard will make all efforts to keep any service disruption within the window to a minimum, but you should be aware that interruptions are possible.
IT Services are investigating a University network issue that is preventing some users from accessing some websites, including Blackboard. For further information and updates, please check the IT Service Status page.
On Wednesday 27 December 2017, Turnitin will be unavailable from 4 pm to 1 am for scheduled maintenance. This is to allow Turnitin to improve capacity and increase the service up-time and resiliency. Please be aware that no submissions or grading will be possible during this time.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.