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Canceled - Emergency Blackboard Maintenance

Blackboard has revised their earlier notification, and UTSA will NOT be affected by the previously announced maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021. We apologize for any confusion.

-3/27/2021 11:15 AM

Blackboard will be performing emergency data center maintenance tomorrow, March 27, 2021, between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. During this time, you will experience a brief (few minutes) interruption of service. It is recommended that you do not complete any grade related tasks (submitting assignments, taking tests, or grading) during this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

-3/26/2021 5:15 PM

Scheduled Maintenance

There is currently no scheduled maintenance.

Blackboard Video Feedback Scheduled Maintenance

Start Time: Thursday, May 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM CT
End Time: Thursday, May 11, 2021 at 4:00 AM CT

On Thursday, May 11, 2021, Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on the video feedback feature in inline grading. This maintenance will not impact Blackboard itself, just this specific feature. During this time students and instructors accessing this feature will be presented with a “Sorry! It doesn’t look like you have access to this feature.” error message. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Upgrade

Start Time: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 1:00 AM CT
End Time: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:00 AM CT

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will be upgraded to the latest release. This upgrade will occur from 1:00 am to 5:00 am CDT. Blackboard engineers will try to minimize downtime and do not plan on using the entire maintenance window. However, they will use the whole maintenance window if necessary. Collaborate Ultra users will experience intermittent availability during this maintenance window.

SafeAssign Scheduled Maintenance

Start Time: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM CT
End Time: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2:00 AM CT

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, SafeAssign servers will be undergoing scheduled maintenance. During this time:

  • Any new student submissions will be queued until SafeAssign is back online.
  • Direct Submit will be unavailable.
  • New assignments created will have SafeAssign disabled by default. If you enable SafeAssign, it will be reverted to off upon clicking submit.

Cengage Integration Upgrade

Start Time: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM CT
End Time: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM CT

On Friday, May 21, 2021, the Office of Digital Learning will be upgrading the Cengage integration in Blackboard. During this time, Cengage links will be unavailable. More details on the new features associated with this upgrade are coming soon.