June 15, 2017: Blackboard Maintenance

Standard maintenance window for Blackboard is 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM each Thursday morning. Students, faculty, and staff may be unable to use Blackboard during this window.

Q2 2017 service pack and theme update

Major highlights of the new service pack include:

  • Support for upcoming technical pilots, including Bb Ally and Bb Predict
  • Theme update (see below)
  • Several bugfixes

The Q2 2017 service pack also offers an opportunity to update our visual theme, including:

  • Fix for drag-and-drop reordering in content and grading pages
  • Improved support for mobile browsers
  • Minor revisions to look and feel

Other changes

Other changes scheduled for June 15th include:

  • Ulimit change
  • Tomcat logging change
  • Partner Cloud B2 update

JDK update postponed

A JDK update was originally scheduled for this window, but it caused a problem during Q2 2017 install and was postponed until next week.