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Blackboard not available because of setup and relocation of Blackboard server

During the next few weeks, the Blackboard project team will be working to optimize the setup of the Blackboard production environment. Also, six of the servers will be relocated. Therefore, Blackboard will be offline on some days and cannot be used during this period. The practice environment will still be available for use though. The days the Blackboard production server will not be available are:


Friday June 19th (until 12.00 pm)

Tuesday June 30th

Wednesday July 1st

Thursday July 2nd (extension day)


Additional information

These actions are necessary to optimize the reliability, availability and performance of the environment. The network enhancements will be done on Friday June 19th. On Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday July 1st,part of the servers will be relocated to meet calamity preparation policies. Thursday July 2nd is planned as an extra day for possible extension of the activities. On the days the Blackboard server is offline, no support will be present within faculties. Of course you can still e-mail your questions and support requests ( see support). These requests will then be processed as soon as Blackboard is online again. We apologize for any caused inconvenience.


With kind regards,


Erik van den Bosch (ICTS) / Lisa Gommer (S&O)

Project managers Blackboard