System Maintenance

AlertYou should be aware of Blackboard’s system maintenance days and times, so you can either avoid them, or understand any slow responses during those times. There are daily system maintenance windows, in addition to a larger end-of-semester window, as follows:


Daily System Maintenance Windows 

Weekly on Sundays: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

System is unavailable during this time.


Daily: 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

System is available during this time, but may respond more slowly than usual.


Semester Maintenance Windows 

During semester maintenance windows, the system is unavailable. The larger windows are used to install upgrades to the system, as well as apply patches and hotfixes. The dates for each semester window are available here



System Management

The Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) is managed at UNF by the Blackboard (Bb) Team. The Bb Team is responsible for ensuring that Blackboard meets the needs of the campus community. More information about the Bb Team and the university committees it works with and reports to, is available here