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Distributed Learning Technologies

June 8, 2017: Blackboard maintenance

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

Maintenance items for June 8th include:

  • Install Softchalk B2 (postponed, see below)
  • Install Cambridge MyBusinessCourse B2
  • Install Macmillan Launchpad (partner cloud)
  • Update Apache proxy timeout settings (Grade Center history download bug)
  • Database patching
  • PushConfigUpdates on bbprd1 (minor)
  • Fix course roles sorting order

Installation of the Softchalk B2 has been deferred. Technical staff recently became aware that the faculty user(s) who had requested this plugin are no longer planning on using it. With that in mind, the B2 is not currently needed but can be scheduled for installation if that changes.