Blackboard may experience regular maintenance outages between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during service interruptions.

Additional dates and times for Blackboard unavailability and other Blackboard issues are listed below.

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Spring 2014

February 28, 2014 Due to recent issues with tests in Blackboard that require the Respondus Lockdown Browser, ITS is looking at enforcing a minimum version for end users to the most recent release (Feb, 2014). Users on older versions will see a notice requiring them to upgrade.
February 20, 2014 The issue with Internet Explorer 11 and Blackboard has been fixed. Users should be able to use it without problems. The underlying issue was related to how IE deals with compatibility mode settings.
February 19, 2014 At around 9:00 a.m., it was found out that student enrollment had been disabled in all the TCC Blackboard course shells.  The Center for eLearning worked with the VCCS IT department on resolving this issue.  Student enrollment was enabled in the TCC Blackboard courses at 9:55 a.m.
February 13, 2014 Internet Explorer 11 was released by Microsoft via their automatic updates on Tuesday night. IE 11 will now crash for instructors when they try to access a course with edit mode on. VCCS has a ticket open with Blackboard, but instructors may have to use alternate browsers until this can be addressed.
February 12, 2014 During the standard outage window from midnight on 2/13, Blackboard will be patched primarily to resolve an issue with client-side java permissions. Following the application of the patch, end users may still need to clear their java cache.
January 15, 2014 From the morning of January 14 to the early afternoon of January 15, MyTCC password update was migrating to Blackboard slowly. This caused some students to have to login again when clicking the Blackboard link within MyTCC. Blackboard was available during that time.