Blackboard Scheduled Outage for Nov. 12, 13

November 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

A Blackboard outage is planned for Nov 12-13, 2011 so please plan appropriately for the outage as you will not have access during this time. The outage will occur on Saturday, November 12 at 12:01 a.m. until Sunday, November 13 at 11:59 a.m. Blackboard will return to operation at noon on Sunday, November 13.

The purposes of this outage are to improve performance, substantially reduce the risk of unplanned and disruptive Blackboard outages, and prepare Blackboard for a version upgrade over Winter Break. Additional system downtime will be scheduled in December. Further notice about the December upgrade will be sent in late November.

For additional information about the planned outage and for status updates during the planned outage, visit the UTS website at

(Note – USC Upstate does rely on USC Columbia for Blackboard, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the USC Upstate Help Desk and we will work with UTS at Columbia to resolve the issue as soon as possible)