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November 2012 Archives

Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (12/1/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, December 1, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via yo . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Schedule For Friday Afternoon (11/30/12) »

In order to address the recent serious issues that Blackboard has experienced, we will be taking the system offline at 4 p.m. today, November 30, 2012. We anticipate that the system will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours, but depending on the extent of the issues and resolutions required, it could be offline a few hours longer. Status information . . .

[Update: 11/30/12 – 5:40 p.m.] Blackboard Experiencing Connectivity Issues (11/29/12) »

[Update: 11/30/12 - 5:40 p.m.] Maintenance on the Blackboard system was completed at 5 p.m. VCU Technology Services staff will continue to monitor the system to ensure that the issue has been resolved. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. __________________________________________________ [Update: 1 . . .

Aspen restarting »

Email server Aspen is currently restarting.  Users may connect automatically to Oak via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere, or connect to oak.vcu.edu via an imap client. . . .

Google Drive/Docs Seminar (New) [12/5/12] »

Date: Dec 5, 2012  |  Time: 3pm-4pm  |  Location: Cabell B-35 |  Register  | Learn how to use Google Drive/Docs to create documents and share them with anyone. You will learn how to access revision history, comment on a document, and publish the document to the web. Also, how to manage your documents in Google Drive will be discussed. M . . .

Network Maintenance For Monroe Park Campus Scheduled For Sunday Morning (12/2/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network equipment maintenance for Sunday morning, December 2, 2012, on the Monroe Park campus beginning at 6 a.m. During this work, network and telephone connectivity will be disrupted for the following locations: Johnson Hall, 801 West Franklin Street, Franklin Street Gym, 817 West Franklin Street, Ritter-Hicko . . .

eServices & Banner Forms Service Scheduled Saturday Morning (12/1/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the system that supports the eServices and Banner Forms services. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 1, 2012. During this work eServices and Banner Forms will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Blackboard System Unavailable »

The Blackboard system is currently experiencing access issues. VCU Technology Services staff is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

[Update: 3:10 p.m.] Network Connectivity Issues (11/27/12) »

[Update: 3:10 p.m.] Network Services is reporting that they have cleared up the network connectivity issue. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) if you are still experiencing any issues. __________________________________________________________ [Update: 1:40 p.m.] Network Services staff are still working on the problem . . .

Access 2010 Level 2 Workshop [12/6/12] »

Date: December 6, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, or reports. This is a second level class that will help you acquire skills necessary to create queries, forms, and reports in an Access database. More information: . . .

REDCap Introduction Workshop [12/4/12] »

Date: December 4, 2012    |     Time: 1pm-3:30pm     |     Location: Sanger B1-020  |   Register   | REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and managing data for operatio . . .

Email Scam Concerning Email Inbox Limits Not From VCU TS (11/24/12) »

A new email, or phishing, scam has been making the rounds this holiday weekend at VCU concerning people hitting their email inbox limits. This email is fake and should be deleted. More information is posted on the PhishingNet concerning this message. VCU TS attempts to keep a running list of the email, or phishing, scams that are targeted at VCU on the . . .

Excel 2010 Advanced Workshop [12/4/2012] »

Date: December 4, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Cabell 320  |   Register Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data.  This hands-on workshop will show you how to format worksheets, filter data, and use built-in functions,  macros, scenarios, etc. More information: Prerequisi . . .

Excel 2010 Level 2 Workshop [11/28/12] »

Date: November 28, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-4pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020  |   Register Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data.  This hands-on workshop will show you how to edit and format worksheets, freeze rows/columns, protect cells, add VLOOKUP function and if statements and more. . . .

Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (11/17/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, November 17, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via y . . .

Echo360 Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday Morning (11/17/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Echo360 system to begin at 1 a.m. Saturday morning, November 17, 2012. This work should be completed by 3 a.m.  The Echo360 will be unavailable during this work. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

eServices & Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Tuesday Evening (11/13/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the system that supports eServices and Banner Forms to begin at 6 p.m. tonight, November 13, 2012. This work should be completed by 6:30 p.m.  System maintenance was performed last night but this new work for tonight was deemed to be needed. During this work, eServices and Banner Forms will be . . .

Create & Maintain a Blog in WordPress [11/27/12] »

Date: April 24, 2013   |   Time: 1pm-3pm   |   Location: Cabell 320    |   Register   | A blog is an online journal listed in chronological order and posted on the Web for public viewing.  This workshop will show you how to get started setting up and maintaining a WordPress blog/site. Typically, blogs are updated regularly and provi . . .

Aspen3 Restarting »

Faculty Staff email server Aspen3 is currently restarting.  Users may connect automatically to Oak3 via the Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere, or to oak3.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

eServices & Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Monday Evening (11/12/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the system that supports eServices and Banner Forms to begin at 6 p.m. tonight, November 12, 2012. This work should be completed by 6:30 p.m.  During this work, eServices and Banner Forms will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

SPSS Tables Workshop [11/15/12] »

Date: November 15, 2012    |    Time: 1pm-4pm    |    Location: Sanger B1-020      |     Register      | IBM SPSS Custom Tables 19 is an add-on module to IBM SPSS Statistics Base that simplifies the creation of custom SPSS tables. You will learn the Table Builder interface, create custom tables, sort and exclude categories, . . .

Excel 2010 Level 2 [11/14/12] »

Date: November 14, 2012   |   Time: 6pm-9pm   |   Location: Cabell 320  |   Register   | Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data.  This hands-on workshop will show you how to edit and format worksheets, freeze rows/columns, protect cells, add VLOOKUP function and if statements and more. . . .

Network Connectivity Issues Reported (11/7/12) »

VCU Technology Services is receiving reports of sporadic network connectivity issues for some VCU community members at this time. VCU TS staff is investigating the issue at this time. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

UPDATE: Lotus Notes Traveler Servers – Willow/Dogwood Available »

UPDATE 11/7/2012 11:15 am:  The Lotus Notes Traveler servers - Willow and Dogwood - are now in service.  Collaboration Services staff continues to monitor.  Data is now syncing to all devices configured to access Lotus Notes Traveler. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UP . . .

[UPDATE 2] Network Disruptions Reported On Campus (11/6/12) »

[Update 2] Network Services staff consider this issue resolved. They will continue to monitor systems but do not expect any further problems. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. _________________________________________ [Update - 12:35 p.m.] We have not experienced any prolonged service disruptions . . .

REDCap Intermediate Workshop [11/12/12] »

Date: November 12, 2012   |   Time: 2pm-4pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020  |  Register  | The Intermediate REDCap course will provide users with a thorough understanding of REDCap and its features. Participants will be able to utilize REDCaps most powerful features, including cross event calculated fields, user rights, scheduling, expo . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday Morning (11/10/12) »

Network services has scheduled maintenance on network equipment beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 10, 2012, which is expected to be completed by 7 a.m. This will cause a disruption in network connectivity to the following locations during this time: 900 East Main Street 3600 West Broad Street 10 East Franklin Street 1314 Wes . . .

REDCap Introduction Workshop [11/9/12] »

Date: November 9, 2012    |     Time: 1pm-3:30pm     |     Location: Cabell 320  |   Register   | REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and managing data for operational . . .

SPSS Level 2 Workshop [11/8/12] »

Date: November 8, 2012       |       Time: 1pm-4:30pm       |       Location: Cabell 320     |    Register    | IBM SPSS Statistics software is used for statistical analysis and reporting.  This is a continuation of the SPSS Level 1 class.  Learn  how to produce summary statistics for categorical and scale variables . . .

SPSS Level 1 [11/1/12] »

Date: November 1, 2012    |    Time: 1pm-4:30pm    |    Location: Cabell 320    |    Register    | BM SPSS Statistics software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. This SPSS Level 1 class introduces you to the basics, which includes navigation, open and save SPSS tables, run analyses, read data, define variable attribu . . .

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