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, email, or submit a ticket at

Need Assistance Teaching with Blackboard?

Call the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at 815.797.2477 or email

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