The Blackboard Vista servers will be unavailable from 12:00 AM Friday,November 23rd through 12:00 noon Friday, November 23rd. This 12 hour window will allow us to upgrade to service pack 2. SP2 includes changes to things such as the garbage collection process, which in turn improves overall performance.
Our goal of course is to improve the overall stability of Blackboard Vista and at least minimize the periods of slowness such as those we've experienced in the past.
We will let students know about this downtime directly, but you might want to remind them in your classes also.