From Thursday 21 June at 5pm there will be temporary disruption to the normal Weblearn service as we begin the move to managed hosting from our current self-hosted provision.
Managed hosting will give Weblearn the higher performance and reliability that is associated with powerful cloud computing. In addition, we will benefit from round-the-clock technical monitoring and support from Blackboard, and upgrades to Weblearn will subsequently occur immediately, resulting in minimal downtime for London Met users. The migration will coincide with an upgrade to the latest software version of Blackboard Learn.
All content and data will be transferred to the managed hosting version of Weblearn which will take a few days. During this time period Weblearn will become read only. This means that you will be able to view and access Weblearn content but if you make any changes during the ‘read only’ period all changes will be lost and will not be recoverable.
What can I do during ‘Read Only’ access?
Do: access existing content and feedback
Do not: make any changes to content or assessments and feedback because these changes will be lost
Arrangements for online submission
All assessments scheduled during the migration period have been moved or paper submission has been agreed.
Key dates to remember:
- Thursday 21 June at 5pm: Weblearn will be completely unavailable as data is transferred.
- Friday 22 June: Unavailable then read only access to Weblearn from approx 5pm
- Monday 25 or 26 June: Weblearn will become unavailable for 3-4 hours for further configuration
- If the migration goes smoothly, Weblearn will be fully available after 5pm on 26 June. If the downtime period needs to be extended further announcements will be posted.