Currently we are experiencing with our Canvas LMS and with the assignments tool in Blackboard. This issue has been narrowed down to issues with Amazon Web Services, what most people think of as the cloud.
Because Amazon is down, the following technologies are encountering issues
Canvas – Continues to be up and down due to the instability of the cloud
Blackboard – Blackboard uses a product called Crocodoc and this is also a product that is housed in the cloud. So student may have issues uploaded assignments and instructors downloading and grading them.
We will update everyone as soon as there is a resolution to these issues. In the meantime announcements will be placed in Blackboard and Canvas alert others to this outage.