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January 2015 Archives

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted US-SAS Service Maintenance Notification »

Blackboard Collaborate will be performing a maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on  Saturday, January 31st, 2015 Begin Time: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Sunday, February 1st, 2015 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Affected Users: US-SAS (US Hosted) Details: On Saturday, Janu . . .

Blackboard Components to be Updated 2/9/2015, 2am-6am »

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, February 9, 2015, from 2:00am until 6:00am. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the Blackboard system WILL st . . .

Blackboard patch to resolve Calendar Internal Server Error »

Begin Time: Friday, January 30th, 2015 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, January 30st, 2015 06:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) On Friday, Jan. 30th, at 06:00am, the Blackboard Managed Hosting team will be correcting a calendar issue that some users were experiencing when the calendar failed to load and produced an error - "Error getting e . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted US-SAS Service Maintenance Notification »

Blackboard Collaborate will be performing a maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on  Friday, January 30th, 2015 Begin Time: Friday, January 30th, 2015 23:59 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Affected Users: US-SAS (US Hosted) Details: On Friday, January 3 . . .

Blackboard Datacenter Maintenance – Friday, January 30th, 12:00am-6:00am »

Blackboard Datacenter Maintenance - Service Interruption Possible On Friday, January 30th, 2015, between the hours of 12:00am to 06:00 am EDT, the Managed Hosting Infrastructure Team will perform infrastructure maintenance on the VA datacenters. UPDATE - This maintenances involves upgrading of the Managed Hosting email relay servers, thereby im . . .

Respondus/StudyMate Webinars »

"Using the Test Bank Network and Respondus 4 to Create Online Exams" Over 6,000 test banks from dozens of the leading publishers are available from the Respondus Test Bank Network.  There’s something for everyone! Wednesday, January 28, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST - Register "Instructor Training: Using the Respondus Test Bank Network to Quickly . . .

Production Echo360 Service Pack Upgrade Successful »

The critical update for production Echo360 system is complete with only a few minor issues. There was an issue with SON1009 appliance, it was idle prior to the upgrade, but an adhoc capture was started after 4pm and this appliance remains overdue.  I will have to undo the jetty configuration for disabling SSLv3 to try to recover this appliance and the . . .

Production Echo360 Service Pack Upgrade »

The critical update for production Echo360 system has been scheduled to start at 4:00pm, January 16th, 2015. Begin Time: Friday, January 16th 4:00 PM US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Friday, January 16th,  7:00 PM US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4)  Affected Users:  All Echo360 Faculty and Echo360 Department Administrators Details:   I would expect the upd . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted US-SAS Service Maintenance Notification »

Blackboard Collaborate will be performing a maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 Begin Time: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Sunday, January 17th, 2015 24:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Affected Users: US-SAS (US Hosted) Details: On Saturday, Janu . . .

IMPORTANT – Blackboard Learn Upgrade »

Blackboard will be upgraded a newer version on May 13, 2015. The Blackboard system will be unavailable during the upgrade, starting at 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 13, until 8:00pm on Thursday, May 14. This new version will be used starting with the 2015 summer semester. All previously existing courses will be kept on the system and will be available . . .

No Changes in Clicker Interface in Blackboard »

Recently we notified Blackboard faculty that the interface for Turning Technologies Clicker registration in Blackboard would be different this semester due to an upgrade to the tool.  Due to unexpected behaviors with the tool (that were not observed during the testing phase), last week we had to roll-back to our previous version of the tool.  So the i . . .

SHA-2 SSL Certificate Migration – New Certificate for Production environment »

Begin Time: Friday, January 9th, 2015 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Saturday, January 9th, 2015 03:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Renew InCommon Certificate for 3 year SHA-2 on Blackboard Production system. Each server will be rotated out of production as to not cause disruptions to our Faculty and Student community. Once the certificates are . . .

Updating Turning Technologies Building Block in Blackboard »

The Turning Technologies Blackboard building block will be updated Wednesday, January 7, 2015, from 1:45pm until 2:45pm. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Hosted US-SAS Service Maintenance Notification »

Blackboard Collaborate will be performing a maintenance during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 Begin Time: Saturday, January 10th, 2015 22:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Sunday, January 11th, 2015 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Affected Users: US-SAS (US Hosted) Details: Blackboard Collabo . . .

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