Planned Blackboard Outage

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May 12, 2020

College of Western Idaho’s Blackboard system will be unavailable from May 22-29 during a planned outage.

Work will take place to complete the migration from self-hosting the system on the College’s internal servers to a cloud-based Blackboard service. The cloud-based system will provide a better user experience for students and faculty by improving support resources. Additionally, the changes will make it faster and eliminate the need for a weekly maintenance window on Sunday mornings, which prevents users from accessing the system.

Faculty will submit grades by May 21, so the migration can begin the next day. The Grade Appeal deadline is extended to June 30. More information on the process can be found in the Grade Appeals Policy of the Student Handbook.

Students can contact One Stop Student Services with questions at 208.562.3000.