We can now confirm that, as previously announced, Blackboard will be unavailable during the period between 10 pm on Sunday 14 October and 9 am on Monday 15 October. This downtime is to allow us to perform an update that will, among other things, make it possible for students to download annotated copies of their marked assignments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Turnitin have reported that some users may currently be unable to submit larger files, as well as experiencing slow submission and reporting times. The system is working through a backlog of submissions. You can stay up-to-date with Turnitin system status by following @TurnitinStatus on Twitter.
On Saturday 22 September, between 4 pm and 12.30 am the following morning, Turnitin will be performing some proactive emergency maintenance. During this maintenance window you will be unable to submit or grade papers. You can stay up to date with Turnitin system status by following @TurnitinStatus on Twitter.
Turnitin have reported that they have resolved the networking issue that was causing intermittent access, and that their services should be available again now.
Turnitin have reported that they are currently experiencing connectivity issues. They are working on resolving these, but until they do, we will experience intermittent availability of the Turnitin service. We will post updates when we get further information from Turnitin, and you can see Turnitin’s status here: https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details of the upgrade, and other DEO developments, can be found on our website.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.