Is Blackboard slow?

Blackboard may run slow sometime. This article describes how to identify the source of the slowness of the system.

Why Bb may be slow:

Application servers

Sometimes there is a particular Blackboard app server that is slow. Clearing your browser's cache and cookies can help switch you over to a different app server. For an advanced explanation of clearing cookies/switching app servers, please see this brief video: 

Video: Cookies in Blackboard

How to clear your browser's cache

How to delete cookies in your browser

Using may yield faster performance results.

Please be sure to use as the direct URL for UIC Blackboard. The former address ( is still operable, but it is no longer our primary address.

Reporting performance statistics

If you are still experiencing slowness in Blackboard after clearing your cache and cookies, please follow these steps and submit the form below:

  1. Click here to display Blackboard application server data Copy and paste the results for "Name" and "CPU Load Average" into the ticket.
  2. Click here to test the website speed of Copy and paste the results received for "Load Time" into the ticket.
  3. Please provide as much information as possible in the reply to the ticket(your UIC netID, browser, what network connection you are using, is your network connection wired/wireless.)

These numbers will help us send a more detailed ticket to our service provider.

Keywords:"Learning Management System",LMS,Blackboard   Doc ID:75833
Owner:Szymon M.Group:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
Created:2017-08-17 16:44 CSTUpdated:2019-07-24 12:47 CST
Sites:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
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