Blackboard, WiFi and several applications unavailable during weekend of 22-23 April

15 March 2017

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, major maintenance will be carried out on the network. During this weekend, several applications including Blackboard and the UvA websites will not be available.

Which applications will not be available during the major network maintenance weekend?

As a result, several applications will not be available, particularly on Saturday, 22 April. These are:

  • Blackboard;
  • UvA workstation (desktops and laptops);
  • Wifi and networks  (‘eduroam’ and  ‘uva’);
  • All UvA websites (as, and
  • Applications as,;
  • Email (Outlook and webmail)
  • Public (P:) and Home directory (H:) network disks
  • VPN.

Testing systems on Sunday 23, April

System administrators will use Sunday, 23 April to test systems following the maintenance work. It cannot be guaranteed that all systems will be operational again the whole day, but you can use them.

Why is a network maintenance weekend needed?

During the maintenance weekend necessary maintenance will be carried on the network. The maintenance work will improve the availability of the systems as Blackboard and the UvA websites.

At the beginning of April we will remind you of the maintenance work and provide you more specific information about the times at which the systems will be unavailable. Your faculty's FIM or the ICTS Service Desk (via or +31 (0)20-5252200) will be able to provide more information about this maintenance work.

Published by  ICT Services