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For answers to common technical queries, see Technical Support for Blackboard

If you have problems logging in, or require technical support, contact the IT Service Desk
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System Announcements

  • Blackboard system downtime 30 - 31 July and 6 - 7 August (Friday, 15 July 2016)

    Course Rollover is the annual process whereby Blackboard courses from the current academic year are copied for use in the next academic year.

    Course Rollover 2016 will take place over the weekends of 30 - 31 July and 6 - 7  August.

    Blackboard will be unavailable to users at certain periods while this work is being carried out.

    We anticipate that the Blackboard service will be unavailable between 08:00 and 12:00 noon on Saturday 30 July and Saturday 06 August.

    However, the service should be considered at risk until 17:00 on those days.

  • Blackboard Mobile Learn App - Scheduled Maintenance 23 / 24 July (Friday, 22 July 2016)

    The mobile app will be unavailable for users between Saturday 23rd July 07:00 BST and Sunday 24th July 07:00 BST.

    During this time:

    • You will not be able to log-in to use the app
    • You will not receive push notifications to your device from the app

    NOTE: Access to Blackboard Learn is not affected from a laptop or desktop computer through your web browser.