Blackboard Update Friday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.

Since upgrading to the new server early Tuesday morning, the Blackboard (Bb) system has needed to be restarted at least once each day. The most recent restart occurred Thursday evening at 8:30pm and, at that time, new configuration changes were applied to the system as recommended by Blackboard Inc, our software provider. In monitoring the…

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Blackboard Update: Monday April 19th, 5pm

Today, Information Technology (IT) met with academic administrators to assess the current state of the Blackboard (Bb) system and to determine next steps in stabilizing the system. A decision was made to move forward with the plan to establish a fresh installation of the Bb environment on a newer, faster server. This approach was recommended…

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The Latest News on Blackboard

Since our last Blackboard communication, Information Technology (IT) has applied a software patch (April 14 at 3:15am) and made Bb configuration changes (April 15 at 3:45pm) based on recommendations from Blackboard Inc., our software provider.  Despite the changes, the Bb system remains unstable and it has had to be restarted on three occasions in the…

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