On Friday, Apr 11th, between roughly 6PM and 12AM, the authentication server used for validating log-in information was down. As a result, various web services, including Blackboard, could not be accessed during that time period. IT should be sending out more information later in the day.
Because of this outage, if you had work due during that period, please consider giving students extra time to complete the assignment, if you haven’t already.
Thank you for your patience. We are working to make sure this kind of information gets to you in a more timely fashion.