Scheduled Maintenance

There are no pre-defined or planned windows for system downtime. Elearning is always available. In very rare cases, issues may arise that are outside of our control which will require the vendor, Brightspace/D2L, to perform maintenance that will impact site availability. In these rare cases, Brightspace will perform necessary maintenance with as much advanced notification as possible.

Our Elearning application is also updated each month under a Continuous Delivery (CD) model. The Continuous Delivery model allows Brightspace to deliver updated technology, with timely delivery of new functionality to our users. These updates are delivered first to our test environment then two weeks later to production. As with system updates, CD updates do not require any downtime.

You can read about upcoming features at the Brightspace Community Website and experience them prior installation in production from our test environment (elearning.test.wmich.edu).

Version Test Production
20.19.11 Nov. 11-12, 2019 Nov. 21-22, 2019
20.19.12 Dec. 9-10, 2019 Dec. 19-20, 2019
20.20.1 Jan. 6-7, 2020 Jan. 16-17, 2020
20.20.2 Feb. 10-11, 2020 Feb. 20-21, 2020
20.20.3 Mar. 9-10, 2020 Mar. 19-20, 2020
20.20.4 Apr. 6-7, 2020 Apr. 16-17, 2020
20.20.5 May 11-12, 2020 May 21-22, 2020
20.20.6 June 8-9, 2020 June 18-19, 2020
20.20.7 July 6-7, 2020 July 16-17, 2020
20.20.8 Aug. 10-11, 2020 Aug. 20-21, 2020
20.20.9 Sept. 7-8, 2020 Sept. 17-18, 2020
20.20.10 Oct. 5-6, 2020 Oct. 15-16, 2020
20.20.11 Nov. 9-10, 2020 Nov. 19-20, 2020
20.20.12 Dec. 7-8, 2020 Dec. 17-18, 2020