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Echo360 (EchoSystem Server) maintenance complete (4 AM on 10/21) »

The EchoSystem Server maintenance was successfully completed at 4AM this morning and Echo360 capture and playback capability has been tested.

Thank you for your patience during this important content migration.

EchoSystem Server outage this Friday (10/20) at 10PM »

Learning Systems is working with the University Computer Center to move all Echo360 content to new NAS storage. This will require a downtime, starting this Friday (10/20) at 10PM, ending at 4AM Saturday morning. Thank you for your patience during this important content migration. . . .

LON-CAPA Maintenance – October 19, 2017 »

The Learning Systems Team will be performing maintenance on LON-CAPA on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00am to 10:00am.  The LON-CAPA application will be upgraded to version 2.11.2.  LON-CAPA will be unavailable during this time.  Please let us know if there are any questions or concerns regarding this important upgrade. Thank you for your co . . .

October and November VoiceThread Workshops »

VoiceThread Basics 1 - Upload, Comment, and Share October 17 at 7:00pm ET - Register here Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members. VoiceThread Basics . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – Change LDAP server – Thursday, October 5th, 2017 »

Blackboard will be performing maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Begin Time: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 02:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Details: Change Blackboard's LDAP server to edir.vcu.edu:636.  Blackboard is curre . . .

Respondus LockDown Browser Instructor Training »

If you offer online quizzes or tests through Blackboard Learn, it's simple to prevent cheating with LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Join a free 45-minute training webinar to learn everything you need to get started. You'll see a demo of the applications, and learn how to prevent cheating in both proctored and non-proctored online tests. Your . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 2016 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 2016 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building block (Blackboard Mobile Web Services, McGraw-Hill Connect and Create, and Partner Cloud) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be br . . .

SafeAssign Outage – Resolved »

The outage of SafeAssign in Blackboard has been resolved.  The Learning Systems Team and Blackboard Managed Hosting appreciate your patience during this time. Updated - 9/19/2017 3:00am . . .

Kaltura Homepage Updates »

The Kaltura MediaSpace homepage (https://vcu.mediaspace.kaltura.com) will be updated on October 1, 2017.  The update includes a new color scheme and an updated, responsive webpage.  Training documents should be updated prior to this date.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kaltura Support at kalturahelp@vcu.edu.     . . .

Blackboard Mobile applications »

Mobile Learn has officially been replaced by the Blackboard app and is no longer supported, however, you can still use the app on iOS as long as you don't update to iOS 11 and Android.  Users should transition now to the 'Blackboard' app for students (iOS Devices / Android Devices) and the 'Instructor' app for faculty (iOS Devices / Android Devices). . . .

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