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February 2014 Archives

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Service Maintenance Notification »

We received notification from Blackboard that they will be updating the Blackboard web conferencing tool. This tool will be unavailable for use Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 22:00pm until Sunday, March 2nd at 06:00am. SAS 6.0.4 Maintenance Update: As previously announced, Blackboard Collaborate deployed a SAS 6.0.4 maintenance release on US-SAS d . . .

Lon-Capa – Brief downtime February 21st, 2014, 2:00am »

Important server patches will be applied to the Lon-Capa production servers on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 2:00am. Afterward the servers must be rebooted, which should take 5-10 minutes. Please note that the Lon-Capa servers WILL be up and running while the patches are applied, so the only downtime will be for the reboot of the 3 servers. We anticipa . . .

Intermittent Blackboard Issues – UPDATE »

Blackboard is experiencing intermittent performance issues.  We are working with Blackboard Engineers at their Managed Hosting Data Center, and they have confirmed that our servers are up and running normally.  However, they also stated that there was an issue at their Data Center that could cause our system to experience slow response times. They . . .

[FREE WORKSHOP] Learn to Leverage LectureTools in Health Sciences Classes »

Dr. Michael T. Piascik, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will share his experience and lessons learned using LectureTools to make his instruction more interactive and to foster peer-to-peer learning in his courses. You can register for the workshop here: http://marketing.echo360.com/SMLT-Workshop-Pharmacology . . .

Respondus Training »

Whether an instructor is a veterans of online testing or new to it, these 45-minute sessions will equip you with time-saving skills for creating assessments and ensuring exam integrity. The webinar schedule for February appears below, and can also be found at www.respondus.com/webinars. "Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content" Wednesday, . . .

Blackboard Upcoming Datacenter Maintenance – Service Interruption Not Expected »

Date: Friday, February 21th, 2014 Time: 02:00 am to 06:00 am US Eastern Services: Clients at our Northern Virginia Datacenter On Friday, February 21th, 2014 between the hours of 02:00 am to 06:00 am EST, the Managed Hosting Infrastructure Team will be performing an infrastructure maintenance at our VA2 datacenter. This maintenance is not expected t . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Service Maintenance Notification »

We received notification from Blackboard that they will be upgrading the Blackboard web conferencing tool. This tool will be unavailable for use Thursday, February 20th, 2014 from 02:00am until Thursday, February 20 at 06:00am. Blackboard Collaborate deployed a SAS 6.0.4 maintenance release on US-SAS during the scheduled maintenance window on Februar . . .

Blackboard Upcoming Datacenter Maintenance – Service Interruption Possible »

Date: Friday, February 7th, 2014 Time: 02:00 am to 06:00 am US Eastern Services: Clients at our Northern Virginia Datacenter On Friday, February 7th, 2014 between the hours of 02:00 am to 06:00 am EST, the Managed Hosting Infrastructure Team will be performing an infrastructure maintenance at our VA2 datacenter. This maintenance is not expected to . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Service Maintenance Notification »

We received notification from Blackboard that they will be upgrading the Blackboard web conferencing tool. This tool will be unavailable for use Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00pm until Sunday, February 9 at 2:00am. Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing 12.6 is a maintenance release and addresses the following reported issues. Resolved Issu . . .

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