Ulster’s Blackboard Learn system is being moved to the Blackboard Managed Hosting data centre during the week commencing the 22 August, 2016. We have scheduled downtime to avoid disruption to students using Blackboard to prepare for resit examinations.
Blackboard will be offline from 12 noon on Thursday 25 August until Friday 26 August to start the transfer. We will then have limited, read-only access until Monday 29 August. Any changes made to Blackboard content, including assignment submissions, between 25 and 29 August 2016, will not be transferred to managed hosting.
Requests for module access or content migrations can still be made while Blackboard is in read-only mode, but they will not be processed until Blackboard is back online on 29 August.
A further email will be sent on Monday 29 August when the move is complete. Updates will be provided on the ODL support website during the process.