As part of routine maintenance, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be undertaking annual system recovery testing of RMIT’s Blackboard system. A two hour service interruption to Blackboard is required to support this activity from 12.00am to 2:00am (AEDT) on Saturday 10 December 2016. Check your local time here.
During this test the Blackboard Disaster Recovery environment will be temporarily made available in place of our normal production environment. As there is potential for users to access the Disaster Recovery environment during this test, a banner will be uploaded on the site to ensure the environment is visibly different from production. Students and staff are encouraged to access Blackboard outside of this period.
This testing will ensure Blackboard continues to function in the event of an unforeseen system emergency.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is continually making improvements to the University’s systems and applications. As part of this essential maintenance, Blackboard will be unavailable to students and staff from Friday 2nd December 2016, 10:00pm to Saturday 3rd December 10:00am AEDT.
Additionally, myRMIT Studies, WebLearn and Learning Hub will also be unavailable during this time.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that the Blackboard Notifications function is now available.
This means that you can now receive system alerts and emails when events occur in your Blackboard courses. This includes when assignments are ready for grading (available to instructors only), when new content and tests are available, and where there are new discussion or blogs available.
Where can you find these notifications?
Both instructors and students can access these notifications from:
Your myBlackboard Updates (https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Student/030_Nav_My_Blackboard/Updates) and Posts (https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Student/030_Nav_My_Blackboard/Posts) pages.
In Blackboard's Notifications Dashboard (https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Instructor/070_Notifications/030_Notifications_Dashboard)
Check your email inbox for your Daily Email Digest.
If you prefer, you can customise your Notification settings using the Notifications Dashboard (https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Instructor/070_Notifications/030_Notifications_Dashboard).
If you have any queries, please contact the Service and Support Centre (www.rmit.edu.au/its/ithelp).
To keep an eye on the time and duration of planned maintenance works, please visit the IT service status page (www.rmit.edu.au/its/servicestatus).
Got a question about anything IT? Search our blog posts or put it to the IT community. Visit the myTechCommunity (https://community.its.rmit.edu.au/).