Scheduled Maintenance – Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 25th Feb

Blackboard Collaborate has advised us that there will be scheduled maintenance taking place on Thursday, February 25th, between midnight and 4 am. During this time, users will experience intermittent availability. The purpose of the maintenance is to update Collaborate to the latest version.

During the maintenance, you can check Blackboard’s service status page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

Please check the IT service status page to see how the University’s systems and services are working and for planned maintenance information.

Scheduled Maintenance – Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 11th Feb & Video Recording Feedback 13th Feb

Blackboard has advised us that there will be scheduled maintenance taking place on the following dates:

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Thursday 11th Feb between midnight and 4am.  During this time, users will experience intermittent availability. The purpose of the maintenance is to update Collaborate to the latest version
  • Video Recording Feedback in Blackboard Learn Assignment Grading, Saturday 13th Feb between midnight and 3am. During this time, users will experience intermittent availability to video feedback recording and playback. This is a one-time maintenance update.

During both maintenance periods, you can check Blackboard’s service status page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

Please check the IT service status page to see how the University’s systems and services are working and for planned maintenance information.

Issues with File Upload in Blackboard Collaborate

We are aware of an ongoing issue with the File Upload function in Collaborate. The issue presents as uploaded files failing to convert after an extended period.

We have reported this problem and Blackboard are currently investigating.

In the meantime, you can use the Share Content > Share Application/Screen function and choose either Share Entire Screen or Share Application options during your session.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will update as soon as the issue has been fixed.

Collaborate partial service disruption – connection error

Collaborate is currently experiencing an unexpected partial service disruption. During this time, you may experience an error when joining a Collaborate session. Blackboard Collaborate is investigating.

We apologise for the disruption and will provide an update when we hear anything further.

Please check the IT service status page to see how the University’s systems and services are working and for planned maintenance information. You can also check the Blackboard status page.

Collaborate partial service disruption – session connection error

Collaborate is currently experiencing an unexpected partial service disruption. During this time, you may experience an error when joining a Collaborate session. Blackboard Collaborate is investigating.

We apologise for the disruption and will provide an update when we hear anything further.

Please check the IT service status page to see how the University’s systems and services are working and for planned maintenance information. You can also check the Blackboard status page.

Blackboard Collaborate scheduled maintenance, Friday, November 6, midnight – 4 am

Blackboard Collaborate has advised us that there will be scheduled maintenance taking place on Friday, November 6, between midnight and 4 am. The purpose of the maintenance is to provide critical improvement to Collaborate’s stability and performance.

During this time, users will experience intermittent availability. We strongly recommend avoiding using Collaborate throughout this maintenance window, due to the database maintenance being performed, even if the tool is available.

During the maintenance, you can check Blackboard’s service status page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk.

Please check the IT service status page to see how the University’s systems and services are working and for planned maintenance information.