The University has been working hard to resolve a technical issue with Blackboard and I am pleased to report that the problem that caused the interruption to services has now been identified and resolved.
Blackboard is now stable and performing well and on Monday 9th October Blackboard will be reinstated as our primary platform for online teaching and learning activities.
I appreciate that the last few weeks have been testing, particularly for those of you who are work based distance learners, or a student that isn't based on campus all or any of the time, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and understanding during the difficult circumstances.
I would also like to thank the University ICT department for their efforts to reinforce Blackboard as quickly as possible, and academic teams across the University for their resiliance and flexibility in minimising the impact on teaching and learning.
Finally; I would like to thank Deputy Vice Chancellor Julian Free, for leading the incident management team and for ensuring our virtual learning environment has been restored as quickly as possible.
Blackboard is once again the centre point of learning, and I would encourage you all to log in and access the system.
If you have any questions, please contact me on email@example.com.