Just like the first day, the first week has officially come and gone, and performance numbers for Blackboard were in good shape. Just like the first day of classes, overall performance was better than the same period last year, even with considerably more traffic.
Here is the latest performance graph showing Sunday to Saturday of the first week.
As you can see traffic increased significantly over last year, while the average response time went down. This improvement in performance can be linked to several factors; most notably upgrade code from Blackboard that is based on newer better optimized technology.
Last year’s info: First Week 2008
We are very pleased with these improvements in performance, and will continue to work closely with Blackboard and other software companies to improve the faculty/student experience.