Category: Blackboard Notice

Blackboard SaaS Migration – Extended until 11AM Sunday, December 22

We are working with engineers at both Blackboard and VCU and hope to get issues fixed before the final deadline of 11AM tomorrow morning (Sunday, December 22), if not sooner. Thanks again for all your patience as we work through this large conversion and all the many nuances that go along with the 20-year-old system.

Blackboard SaaS Migration – Extended until midnight

The migration from Blackboard Managed Hosting to Blackboard SaaS is taking longer than expected and will need to be extended until 12:00 AM, Sunday. Apologies for the delay but this 4-hour extension (beyond the original 8PM handoff) is necessary to ensure optimal configuration under the new environment. Thank you for your patience! Blackboard@VCU

Planned Blackboard Maintenance – starting December 19th at 8AM

Blackboard will be down, starting at 8AM Thursday (December 19th, 2019) until 8PM on Saturday (December 21st, 2019) More Information can be found on our Blackboard SaaS migration page. Thank you for your patience!

End of Semester Email to Blackboard Faculty – Fall 2019

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, We hope your Fall 2019 is finishing out nicely and Learning Systems would like to extend a heartfelt Happy Holidays. Here are some reminders of events, Blackboard system updates, and procedures that we’d like you to be aware of while you’re finishing out the Fall 2019 term. Also notice that you still […]

Blackboard service interruption – Resolved

We were notified by Blackboard of a service interruption between the hours of 2:30am and 4:30am this morning – Friday, November 15th, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. Regards, Blackboard Team blackboard@vcu.edu Issue resolved – 4:30am

Blackboard experiencing connectivity issues – RESOLVED

The Blackboard intermittent connectivity issue was resolved last night. —————————————————————————————————– Blackboard is currently experiencing intermittent connectivity issues. Learning Systems, VCU Networking, and Blackboard Managed Hosting are working to resolve this as soon as possible. Regards, Blackboard Team blackboard@vcu.edu

Blackboard SaaS Migration – December 19, 2019 at 8am to December 21, 2019 at 8pm

More information about the move to Blackboard SaaS can be found here: Blackboard Migration – December 19th, 2019

Blackboard is now available

Blackboard is now available. There was an issue with the blackbaord.com DNS which caused service interruptions for multiple universities. Regards, Blackboard Team blackboard@vcu.edu

Teaching with Technology Showcase

When: October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: Cabell Library 303, 901 Park Ave. Richmond, VA 23284 United States + Google Map The CTLE, Academic Technologies, VCU Libraries, ALT Lab and Online@VCU present: Teaching with Technology Showcase. Come speak with VCU experts about tools and strategies for enhancing your teaching with technology. Cabell Library 303 (Lecture Hall). […]

Collaborate Ultra Large Event Request

Important Blackboard Collaborate Update — Please notify Learning Systems of any large events that may have over 250 concurrent users. Our support team needs at least 72 business hours prior notice to prepare system resources for the event. Thank you!”

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