As of January 17, these are the known maintenance dates for Blackboard. During this time, no one will have access to Blackboard.
- Monday, February 20, from 7 AM to 7 PM. This is the President’s Day holiday.
- Wednesday mornings from 4 AM to 7AM; reserved to be used without advance notice.
The work performed on President’s Day will be all day and if you gain access to Blackboard during the day, you may be cut off without notice.
Faculty have been informed of this work; if there are assignments or other work due that day (or the next), be aware of the scheduled down time.
Additionally, the Library, the web site and email will not be available.
The college is working on a system to allow for Blackboard access when other on-campus maintenance is going on, but, well, we need maintenance time to install some of it. Hopefully, this is the last or next-to-last time that Blackboard is offline because of on-campus system maintenance.
If you were not aware, Genesee’s Blackboard is hosted at Open SUNY. So we’re “in the cloud” as you would say.
As a result, we don’t always get to say when their Blackboard maintenance will happen. They Open SUNY folk reserve Wednesday early mornings for ‘routine’ work, although they are very polite and try to warn us. But there may be the occasional re-boot or minor work performed during that time.
When Open SUNY will be performing major system work (i.e. work that will take the system offline for more than an hour), they do give at least a week’s notice *and* post a notice inside the Blackboard system.
So it’s worth your while to watch for those system notices. I’ll also post notices here, as we learn about them.
If/when other dates are scheduled during the Spring 2017 semester, I’ll post that here, also!
Have a great semester!