Category Archives: Bb Maintenance

Blackboard Upgrade

Hello ECU Faculty, Staff and Students – [Blackboard is back up as of 5/13/2013, 4 pm]

You have been redirected to this page because ECU’s Blackboard system is currently down for a small upgrade.  The planned downtime window is from 5/11/13 (12:30pm) through 5/13/13 (5pm).  During this downtime anyone who attempts to access will be re directed to this blog post.

The upgrade will be a minor one for faculty and students.  To learn about the new features that you will see after the upgrade is complete  please visit this blog post. 

If you have any questions at all regarding the downtime feel free to email .  If you have any general Bb questions or other questions I would encourage you to enter a helpdesk ticket at

Summary Information

  • Blackboard will be down from 5/11 (12:30pm) – 5/13 (5pm)
  • New Service Pack 9 features are HERE
  • Questions or concerns about the upgrade?  Email


- Blackboard Support Team

Blackboard Planned downtime 2/13/03 6:00am-6:15am

Downtime: Blackboard, Piratedrive and Medical Images through Centricity
: Wednesday, February 13  /  6:00am – 6:15am


The following systems will be unavailable on Wednesday morning from 6:00am till 6:15am while we perform necessary maintenance:

-Medical Images through Centricity

To check the authenticity of this e-mail:

Visit, and click on the “Help Desk” link under the “MyLinks” section on the right-hand side. This will take you to the ECU IT Help Desk page where you can review our “Announcements” section.

Need Help?
If you experience any difficulties in relation to this announcement or have any questions, please contact the ECU IT Help Desk by phone at 252-328-9866 or via the Web at

ITCS Notifications:

Computing Systems Maintenance Schedule
Please keep in mind that regular maintenance on all computing systems is performed on Sundays between the hours of 5:00 am – 12:00 pm. If there are other times that systems will be down, notification will be sent through ITCS Notifications.

Illegally downloading music, movies, and other copyrighted material via file-sharing programs can cost you your network access. You may even be subject to civil and criminal penalties. Anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

University employees who violate university computer-use policies will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Student violations are misconduct under the applicable student disciplinary code. Sanctions may include revocation of access privileges in addition to other sanctions available under the regular disciplinary procedures. Visit for more information.

Follow ECU’s Student Code of Conduct, computing-use policies, copyright policies, and federal copyright laws. University Attorney Statement on Copyright:


Bb Planned Downtime – 12/19 – 12/20

Blackboard downtime on December 19-20, 2012
When: Wed, Dec 19, 8:00am-Thurs, Dec 20th, 5:00pm

**Those enrolled in CPE courses that must be completed by December 31st, will be able to log back into Blackboard no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 20th

Blackboard will be unavailable on Dec. 19th and 20th  while we perform upgrades to the system.  If you have any questions please call 252-328-9866 (ECU Helpdesk).

Bb planned downtime. 11/18 7am-11am

Blackboard downtime on Sunday morning
Posted 11-14-2012

System/Service:  Blackboard

When:  Sunday, Nov 18 / 7:00am-11:00am

Description:  Blackboard will be unavailable from 7:00am-11:00am on Sunday morning while we update the system during our normal maintenance window.

Please call 252-328-9866 if you have any questions.

Planned Downtime 5/10 – 5/11


Hello -
You have been re-directed to this page because Bb is down for planned maintenance.

Blackboard will be down from  from May 10th at 8:00am until may 11th at 11:59pm .

- Blackboard Support Team

Planned Downtime Sunday Feb 26th 7am – noon

Blackboard down for scheduled maintenance

If you attempted to access the Blackboard login page and were redirected here it’s because Blackboard is down for scheduled maintenance.

Blackboard will be down and not accessible from 7am – noon on Feb 26th (Sunday).

If you have any questions you can go to for more information.

- ECU Blackboard Support Team


Blackboard Planned Maintance Downtime 12/20 – 12/23

Hello ECU Faculty, Staff and Students -
You have be forwarded to this page because Blackboard is currently offline.  Blackboard is currently unavailable for a planned downtime that started on 12/20 at 8am and will run through 12/22 5pm.

12/20 – 8:05am – Blackboard is now offline
12/21 – 11:50am – Q/A testing .


 - When is the downtime?  The planned downtime is from 8am on 12/20 through 5pm on 12/22.

- Who does the downtime affect? 
Everyone.  Nobody will be able to login to Blackboard during this planned maintenance window.

- Where can I ask a question about the downtime?
  Here.  We encourage you to ask questions about the downtime in the comments section.  We will reply back in that area.

- I’m a student.  Will Blackboard look and work the same as it did before the upgrade?

- I’m a faculty member. Will Blackboard look and work the same as it did before the upgrade?
Yes.  But… you will notice some nice enhancements to the following features.

****Here’s a Blog Post with all of the details on the three new feature enhancements.****

  • Announcements – You can now send your announcements out as emails  Video Tutorial
  • Exams – You now have a feature that will auto save all answers on an exam after a give amount of time.  E.G.  All test questions are auto saved after 5 minutes and the test closes out. Video Tutorial
  • Rubrics – Rubrics are not viewable for the student and are directly embedded into the gradebook from the faculty point of view.  Anything that can be graded can be assigned a rubric. Rubrics can be shared and copied in Bb as well. Video Tutorial
If you have any questions about the downtime you are encouraged to leave a comment on this blog post.  We will answer all questions in a timely manner.  If you have any technical questions about the new features, I encourage you to ask them inside the Bb9 Yammer Group.
You can also email me directly at
Happy Holidays,
- Matt Long
Bb Support Team