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.
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
It services have informed us that the My Bristol portal is now available and Blackboard can now be accessed through the links on the page.
My Bristol is temporarily unavailable and consequently access to Blackboard via the portal is also down. Blackboard itself is still available and can be accessed using the direct web link here: https://www.ole.bris.ac.uk
IT services are currently working to restore access to the portal and updates are available here: http://itstatus.bristol.ac.uk/
Video guide for markers: adding feedback through rubrics in Blackboard (3 mins)
Rubrics allow you to add feedback and/or marks against specific assessment criteria.
On Saturday 17 March 2018, Turnitin will be unavailable from 4 pm to 10 pm for scheduled maintenance. This is 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.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
As an Instructor, if under “My Courses” on your Blackboard home page you see “not currently available” or “unavailable” after the course name, this means the course is unavailable to students. Instructors can still access and edit the course.
There are two ways to make your courses available to students
- You can use the Quick Tools on your Blackboard Home page. Click Course Availability and turn the On/Off button next to the course to the required state.
- Click on the course
- Under Control Panel, click on Customisation
- Click on Properties
- In section 3, Set availability, select Yes
- Click Submit
If you have any problems or queries please contact Digital-Education@bristol.ac.uk