7:00 am, 12/26/14: Upgrade is proceeding on schedule. Something is wrong with the splash page that comes up during the upgrade. It says it is trying to redirect to a new site. But that is just cosmetic for now.
4:00 pm, 12/26/14: Update process is completed. Finalizing UM settings on Blackboard. Hope to have the system back by 8:00 pm.
7:55 pm, 12/26/14: Blackboard upgrade completed. Released to the community to log in.