Scheduled Blackboard Outage: Aug 16, 2014

Posted: 8/12/2014

End-of-term maintenance is scheduled to be performed to the Blackboard Learn System over this coming weekend. The upgrade will begin at 3:00 AM on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 and will complete by 8:00 AM the same day. The Blackboard Learn System ( will be UNAVAILABLE during this time.

The latest update of Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Service Pack 14 (SP14), cumulative update 4, will fix numerous bugs, including:

  • Internet Explorer compatibility issues
  • Retention Center hanging in Google Chrome
  • Problems with Import/Export of Rubrics

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 815-753-8100 or

Need Technical Assistance?

Call the IT Service Desk at 815.753.8100 or email

Need Assistance Teaching with Blackboard?

Call the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at 815.753.0595 or email

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