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Service Updates

Since the start of the semester, users have reported issues with some of the tools within Blackboard, including SafeAssign, the Mobile Blackboard App, TopHat, and Outcomes Assessment. We have been provided vital fixes from these vendors which need to be implemented immediately to retain functionality. We will apply these fixes to KU’s Blackboard system during the normal Blackboard maintenance window early Sunday August 30 from 12:01 am – 2:00 am. These fixes will require a system restart and outage during that time. We regret the inconvenience this outage may cause and thank you for your understanding as we work to optimize Blackboard for the remainder of the fall semester.  Please visit our News & Updates page for more information regarding the improvements to the system.
If you have questions or concerns please contact Blackboard Support at or 785-864-2600 during office hours, or the Customer Service Center after 5 p.m. at 785-864-8080 or




We will be performing routine maintenance on Oracle databases on Sunday morning August 9, from 7 - 9:30 a.m. The following services will be briefly unavailable. 

Hawkdrive, DEMIS and Web Hosting database servers.



Email upgrade at KU brings changes and improvements

Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 11, KU Information Technology is upgrading the University’s email platform. This upgrade will not significantly change the Windows Outlook desktop client, but you will see improved design and new features in the Outlook Web App.

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