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Completed: Blackboard Maintenance (1/3/2018)

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by Help Desk

Blackboard will be undergoing maintenance and be unavailable tonight from 8:00PM (1/3/2018) until 5:00AM (1/4/2018).

If you are unable to access Blackboard during this time, please try again after the maintenance window. If you continue to experience issues with this service after the maintenance window, please let us know.

Resolved: Blackboard Outage, 11-13-14 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Help Desk

Resolved: Maintenance was finished this morning, 11/13/14 and Blackboard is up and running.
Blackboard requires an hour of downtime to correct a problem and improve performance. The downtime is scheduled for 12:30 AM 11/13/14. It should be completed by 1:30 AM. Please plan your work around this window accordingly.

Service Restored – Blackboard

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by Help Desk

The maintenance below was completed successfully. Please contact the Helpdesk if you have any questions.

Blackboard will be down and unavailable for use on Sunday, August 31 from 12:30 AM to 4:30 AM to provide time for maintenance to improve performance. With the increased load on our server, this maintenance is necessary as soon as possible. Please plan your work around this window accordingly.

Service Restored – Blackboard

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Help Desk

Blackboard will be down and unavailable for use on Thursday 8/28/2014 from 12:30 AM to 2:30 AM for emergency maintenance. This maintenance is unfortunately necessary to help correct some back-end performance issues. Please plan your work accordingly and be off the system before 12:30 AM on Thursday morning.


UPDATE: Blackboard is back up and running normally.

Update: Blackboard down on August 7 through 10 for upgrade

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by Help Desk

Update to notice below: Blackboard upgrade finished early as of Friday, August 8. Blackboard is now up.

Blackboard is scheduled for maintenance from Thursday August 7 through Sunday August 10, 2014.

During the down time, Blackboard will be upgraded to the latest version. This includes bug fixes and will incorporate many new features for faculty and students to utilize. More about this upgrade can be found on here.

RESTORED 9:25 PM: Blackboard Unavailable 3-12-14 7:15 pm

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Help Desk

9:25 PM

As of 9:25 pm service and access to Blackboard has been fully restored.


Please let us know if you experience any problems.


Thank you,


UCCS IT Help Desk



7:15 PM

Blackboard is currently unavailable. We are working directly with the vendor to restore access as quickly as possible. Updates will be provided to the campus as they become available.

We are currently experiencing issues with course enrollment and courses not displaying for both students and faculty.  We are actively working to resolve this as quickly as possible.

This Sunday (8/18/13) get outside and enjoy the weather, because beginning at 8:00 AM and lasting until 5:00 PM, we will be performing maintenance to the campus network.  There will be brief 5 to 10 minute outages throughout the day as we install new equipment to help improve the reliability of the campus Internet connection.


During these brief outages, access to on campus servers such as VPN, Exchange email, student email and network drives from off campus will be unavailable.  Additionally, if you are on campus you may periodically lose  Internet access but will have access to all other campus servers.


PLEASE NOTE:  Blackboard and the myUCCS portals from off campus WILL BE available throughout the day and are not impacted by this maintenance.  

We are currently experiencing multiple issues with Blackboard.  Blackboard is currently unavailable and will be offline until 7:00 pm this evening, Wednesday, August 14.


Notification will be sent to the campus if service is restored prior to 7:00 pm.

This Sunday (8/4/13) from 6:00 am to midnight, there will be multiple campus systems unavailable for maintenance.  In preparation for the start of the fall semester, both UCCS IT and University Information Systems (UIS) will be performing maintenance on several  key systems utilized by the campus.  Below is a brief summary of the maintenance schedule, please email us if you would like any additional information.


All Portals Unavailable  6:00 am – midnight

  • UIS will be performing maintenance for all CU campuses.  Changes are being made to help improve overall portal performance. 
  • This includes, all including the student, faculty and employee portals, as well as most systems accessed from within these portals. 


All Campus IT Services will be Unavailable 8:00 am – noon

  • This will impact all campus systems including email, VPN, Blackboard, on-campus Internet access, Z: drives on Enterprise and Excelsior, department shares on Columbia and all other computer based systems.
  • Beginning at 8:00 am the campus network will be taken offline to install new equipment.


Blackboard and on-campus Internet access will be restored by noon

  • Email, VPN and all other campus services will remain offline. 


All campus IT Services will be intermittently unavailable from  noon – midnight

  • At 12:00 pm we will begin bringing the remaining services back online.  This will take several hours and we do not anticipate full restoration of services to be completed until midnight.  

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