BB Learn Outages

Blackboard Outage Announcements

Planned Outages

Blackboard shutdowns for system upgrades or fixes

  • Visit the Critical Event Log website for complete information.
  • Blackboard system unavailable Saturday, August 8 from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Blackboard will be offline for approximately 5.5 hours Saturday, August 8 from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for system updates.

Regularly scheduled shutdowns

  • The Blackboard servers will be offline for maintenance every Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 6:30 a.m. (U.S. Central time).

RSS Feed from IT Critical Event Log

To Report an Outage

If your attempt to access Blackboard redirects you to this page or to a page that says “Blackboard is currently unavailable,” and no explanation is provided in any of the boxes above . . .

  • Please call the Solution Center during their open hours at 515-294-4000. (Hours are listed on the Solution Center web page.)
  • During non-business hours for the Solution Center, call 515-294-2256, press 2, to speak to a machine room operator.
  • Once IT staff are aware of a problem, it will be posted on the Critical Event Log.