On Saturday May 11, 2013 the SafeAssign system will be down for midnight from 12am-3am US PDT. During this time students will not be able to submit papers. The rest of the Blackboard system will be available during this time.
The advisory bulletin from Blackboard follows:
Bulletin/Advisory Information: The SafeAssign service will be unavailable on Saturday May 11, 2013 from 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM US Eastern (GMT-4). SafeAssign is being taken offline to improve disk space and hardware.
During this outage end-users will not be able to submit papers through SafeAssign during the planned downtime and will receive an error message if they attempt to do so. SafeAssign Originality Reports will not be available to instructors or students during the planned downtime, nor will Instructors be able to access SafeAssign DirectSubmit. Please make end-users aware of these limitations. Use of SafeAssign can continue as normal after the planned downtime is complete.