Friday, December 13, 2013

Blackboard will be down for updates in the coming weeks

Our Blackboard system will be down for planned maintenance and an upgrade as follows:
  • Monday, December 16th from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time (maintenance)
  • Saturday, December 21st from midnight (12:01 a.m.) to approximately 6:00 A.M. U.S. Central Time CANCELLED
  • Monday, December 23rd from 12:30 a.m. to approximately 8:30 PM U.S. Central Time (system upgrade)

PLEASE NOTE that if you access the system during any of these down times, your browser may save the "Blackboard is currently offline" message and display that to you for several days after the maintenance has been completed.  Please contact OU Help if this happens so that we can help you to clear your browser's cache so that you once again see the Blackboard login screen.  The system will not be down for more time than is listed here, so please make sure you contact OU Help instead of assuming the system is still down if you're seeing the "offline" message outside of these maintenance windows.
We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience as we strive to keep our e-learning environment in top condition for our students and instructors.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OU Help: www.ottawa.edu/ouhelp.