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October 2015 Archives

WileyPLUS Service Interruption: October 28th, 2015 »

We received the following bulletin from WileyPlus: We are writing to confirm that the WileyPLUS service interruption which you were previously notified about has been resolved. The service interruption began at approximately 10:30 PM (US Eastern Time) October 28th and lasted until approximately 12:10 AM (US Eastern Time). As a result of this interrupt . . .

Student Satisfaction Survey »

            Let VCU know what YOU think about your university by completing the Student Satisfaction Survey.  Check your VCU email for a message from Provost Gail Hackett (dated 10/26/15) with your link to the online survey.  Our new email SPAM filters may have marked the message as [MARKETING]. Students who complete the survey will b . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Monday, November 9th, 2015 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Monday, November 9th, 2015 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building blocks (Portfolios and SafeAssign) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service tools in Blackboard. Kind R . . .

Blackboard Datacenter Maintenance – Saturday, October 17th, 02:00am-6:00am »

Blackboard Datacenter Maintenance – Service Interruption Not Expected On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, between the hours of 02:00am to 06:00am EDT, the Managed Hosting Infrastructure Team will be performing an infrastructure maintenance. This maintenance is not expected to be service impacting; however, we are notifying you just in case you e . . .

Network Connectivity Issues »

The Learning Systems Team was made aware of a network issue that impacted access to LON-CAPA and Echo360 from off campus locations on Sunday.  Please view the Technology Services alert page regarding network connectivity issues from Sunday: http://wp.vcu.edu/ts-alerts/2015/10/internet-connectivity-issues-101215. Updated: 10/12/2015 10:00am . . .

Blackboard and the Use of Atomic Learning Presentation »

Learn the value of effectively using video in higher education classrooms. Live Presentation: Wednesday, October 13, 2015 @ 12PM ET / 11AM CT Join this October matinee presentation with host Jackie Hughes, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ferris State University. You'll leave here having learned: How to use Atomic Learning's online vide . . .

Blackboard Courses to be Removed »

Begin Time: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 7:00am End Time: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 9:00am The Blackboard Team archives and deletes courses throughout the year, based on the documented archive policy. Faculty are encouraged to archive their courses on Blackboard at anytime.  Click here for directions. It is also strongly recommend that facu . . .

Blackboard patch to resolve purging disabled courses »

Begin Time: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 02:30 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard Managed Hosting will apply a patch to resolve the issue where we are unable to purge disabled courses on Production Blackboard. This update will begin on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 2:00am and s . . .

Blackboard Production – Update Building Block »

Begin Time: Monday, October 12th, 2015 02:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) End Time: Monday, October 12th, 2015 06:00 US Eastern (UTC/GMT-4) Blackboard building blocks (Assessments, Authentication Provider - LDAP) will be updated.  Although the update is being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service tools in . . .

Blackboard Service Disruption – Monday, 10/5/15, 5:10-5:30pm »

There was a brief service interruption in VCU Blackboard today (Monday, October 5th) from 5:10-5:30pm.  Blackboard system is now back on-line. We apologize for this interruption and our teams will continue to investigate to determine root cause to prevent recurrence. (Contact: Blackboard, blackboard@vcu.edu) . . .

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