Emergency Datacenter Maintenance – Possible Service Interruption – July 26, 1-5am

Blackboard will perform emergency datacenter maintenance early tomorrow morning, July 26th (Thursday) from 1-5am CST. While we anticipate no interruption in eLearning service, we cannot entirely rule out brief periods of intermittent connectivity. We strongly recommend that students NOT take tests during this maintenance window. If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.


eLearning Outage Scheduled – June 28 (11pm) – June 29 (5am)

Blackboard (UTD’s eLearning vendor) will perform maintenance to the datacenter from 11pm CST, June 28 (Thu) through 5am, June 29 (Fri). During this window, Blackboard will make every effort to minimize downtime; however, users should plan on intermittent service interruptions during this 6-hour maintenance window.  It is strongly recommended that users plan not to use eLearning during this time.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

PLEASE READ: eLearning Outage TODAY

Early this morning, an eLearning process ran that caused significant negative impact on student data for U18 courses.  Blackboard is taking eLearning down for approximately 4-6hrs, starting ASAP, in order to restore to a 9pm Tuesday evening backup point.  We apologize profusely for any issues this causes. Please know that once this is complete, we will work with OIT to ensure that this does not happen again.

eLearning Upgrade Outage Scheduled – May 12 (Sat), 2:30am-2:30pm

An eLearning outage has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 2:30am until 2:30pm.  This 12hr window will be used to upgrade eLearning. During this time, eLearning will not be available.  Once the upgrade is complete, the LMS Tech group will spend the next 48hrs updating settings, the language pack, and branding.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

Turnitin Maintenance – March 17, 10am-4pm

Turnitin has scheduled a maintenance outage for this Saturday, March 17th, from 10am through 4pm.  This time will be used for hardware updates and performance improvements. Users will be unable to submit and grade during this maintenance window, so Turnitin recommends that any submission deadlines be adjusted to fall outside this maintenance window.

PLEASE NOTE: This DOES NOT impact the regular eLearning assignment tool.

Please contact elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.  Thanks.

Extended Maintenance OUTAGE – Feb.27 (Tue), 2-6am

A four-hour extended maintenance outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, from 2-6am (early morning) to add hardware and resources in order to improve eLearning performance.  During this time, eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE.  If you have any questions, please contact elearning@utdallas.edu.

eLearning Outage

We’ve hearing from users reporting they are unable access eLearning.  Our LMS Tech team has contacted Blackboard and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.