UPDATE 2:36 PM 1/2/14: The upgrade has been completed. Blackboard is available.
Blackboard will be unavailable beginning at 7 am on Thursday, January 2 while we upgrade to Service Pack 13. This upgrade will continue until 6 pm on Friday, January 3.
Service Packs 12 & 13 introduce several new features to Blackboard. More details are available here:
SP12 New Features
SP13 New Features