As a part of DoIT's regular scheduled maintenance, Blackboard will be down for an extended time on Friday, March 18 (10 p.m.) until Saturday, March 19 (10 a.m.) in order to reindex the entire database. This process is the second phase of a 2-step process recommended by Blackboard in order to fix the previously reported spikes in database utilization. The first phase, replacement of a key database function, was completed on February 11. DoIT staff are hopeful that the completion of this second step will resolve any lingering Blackboard performance issues.
We are sorry for the inconvenience of this temporary downtime, and we thank you for your cooperation and patience.