Blackboard ‘at risk’ period 8–9am Wednesday mornings.

Blackboard is a mission critical system and therefore it will be subject to frequent minor revisions. However, these revisions often require the system to be restarted. In order to minimise disruption to service, we would like to identify an ‘at risk’ period. We realise with a service such as Blackboard there is never a good time for all users and believe that 8am – 9am on Wednesday mornings would be an appropriate time.

We would still wish to give forward notice of system downtime in advance. However it is our intention to carry out all necessary work during this ‘at risk’ period.

Note that on the at risk period of the third Wednesday of every month Blackboard servers may automatically restart following monthly Linux security patching. During the restart Blackboard would be unavailable to users.