Blackboard upgrade completed, 23 July 9.30 am

The Blackboard upgrade has been completed ahead of schedule, and Blackboard is available again now. The Digital Education Office has tested all key functionality, and is continuing with further in-depth testing. If you come across anything that isn’t behaving as you expect it to, please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

Further details of the upgrade, and other DEO developments, can be found on our website.

Blackboard upgrade, 7 pm Sunday 22 July – 12 noon Monday 23 July

As a final reminder, the Blackboard upgrade will 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.

Please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk if you have any questions.

MyBristol unavailable on Thursday 12th July, 8 am to noon

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/

Questionmark Perception Terminal Server maintenance, Wednesday 20 June, 8 am – 9 am

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.

If you have any questions, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

Turnitin Maintenance, Tuesday July 10, 4 pm – 12 midnight

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.