Tony Rebelo's picture

Please note the Open University is upgrading its servers and iSpot will be down while that is being done. If all goes well it will be only a few hours.

The new scheduled time is 11pm 8th Saturday to 11am Monday 11th ZA time.

Apologies: please plan accordingly.


Tony Rebelo's picture

Due to essential network

Due to essential network maintenance, iSpot will be unavailable between 22:00 (GMT/UTC) Saturday 8th April and 10:00 (GMT/UTC) Monday 10th April, 2017. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that because of the recent impact of spam on the site, as a precautionary measure, we have temporarily disabled new accounts. Therefore if you try to register and have difficulties doing so, please try again later.

Alternatively if you have registered but then have difficulties accessing your account when the site is back up and running, please email us at and we will look into reactivating your account for you.

Again we apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.

The iSpot Team

Tony Rebelo's picture

That was relatively painless

I changed my original notice following Janice's update.

Originally we were told iSpot would go down with the entire OU for a few hours on Saturday as the servers were serviced. And that is what happened, except that it was on Sunday. And only for a short while.

Thanks OU for being so efficient: we hardly noticed it.