[RESOLVED] Advisory message about Blackboard email services outage: check emails sent last night.

We were informed of a temporary outage of Blackboard email services after close of business yesterday (08 May 2024). This issue affected all Blackboard email services globally, including any Blackboard notifications that were also sent as emails and the production of submission receipts.

Whilst the service has now been restored, we advise you to check and resend any Blackboard emails you attempted to send yesterday.

[Resolved] Issue with Blackboard receipts

Blackboard has successfully resolved the issue with their receipting tool. Consequently, students submitting work to a Blackboard Assignment should now receive a confirmation email containing the details of the submitted work and a link to the document.

Please note that the issue only impacted student submissions to Blackboard Assignments on Tuesday, 7 May. Nevertheless, all receipts were securely stored in Blackboard, and students were able to access their submission records by navigating to the Submission Receipts section within My Marks.

[Closed] Issue with Blackboard receipts

We have identified an issue with our Blackboard receipting tool, which is currently not always sending out email receipts to students after they have submitted their work. The receipts are always being stored in Blackboard, however.

As a temporary measure, we therefore advise students to check the “Submitted” section of “My Marks” after submitting their work. If a receipt is not recorded there, they should attempt to submit their work again and then contact their school if the issue persists. However, if a receipt is present, they should take a screenshot, note the time, and be assured that their work has been successfully submitted.

We are prioritising this matter and have raised it with Blackboard as an urgent issue. We will provide updates as soon as the issue has been resolved.

Questionmark OnDemand Scheduled Maintenance 18 May 2024 09:00-15:00

Questionmark will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on Saturday 18 May between 09:00 and 15:00.

The purpose of the maintenance is to deploy system updates to ensure the ongoing reliability, security and up time of the platform.

During this time users may experience service disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

Re/Play Maintenance 12 April

As part of the DEO’s work to future-proof and improve the Re/Play service, we will be working with IT Services from 11 am on 12 April to implement an improved data service. This work will switch the data provision from legacy to current systems and introduce some improvements in the way staff are associated with recordings.

There should be no impact on the service and we will be monitoring activity prior to and during the start of term.

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

Questionmark OnDemand Scheduled Maintenance 20 April 2024 09:00-15:00

Questionmark will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on Saturday 20 April between 09:00 and 15:00.

The purpose of the maintenance is to deploy system updates to ensure the ongoing reliability, security and up time of the platform.

During this time users may experience service disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

Questionmark OnDemand Scheduled Maintenance 16 March 2024 09.00-1500

Questionmark will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on Saturday 16 March between 09:00 and 15:00.

The purpose of the maintenance is to deploy system updates to ensure the ongoing reliability, security and up time of the platform.

During this time users may experience service disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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