Issue resolved as of Tuesday, 4/1/14 12:00pm. Emails are now successfully being sent from Blackboard.
Currently the Blackboard Learning System is unable to send email. While announcements still work copies of the those announcements are not being sent via email at this time.
The TLT Center is aware of the issue and is working on a resolution with Blackboard Managed Hosting.
If you need to send an email to your class, you can download the class roster and copy and paste the email addresses into Outlook to send your message. If you need help doing this please contact the Service Desk @ (973)275-2222 or the Instructional Designer assigned to your department.