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November 2015 Archives

[UPDATE] Blackboard Service Disruption (11/30/15) »

[UPDATE] Blackboard is now available again. If you continue to experience issues accessing the service, please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, Blackboard is currently experiencing a service disruption. VCU TS staff is working with the vendor to provide a resolution. We will post updates here as they come available.&n . . .

[UPDATE] Internet Connectivity Issue (11/26/15) »

[UPDATE] This morning, November 30th, Network Services reestablished the Internet connection that presented with issues late last week. This brings the Internet bandwidth available to the VCU community with the full 10 Gb service for Internet connectivity. Staff will continue to monitor the service moving forward. Please contact the VCU helpIT . . .

Cabell Laptop Kiosk Service Disruption (11/17/15) »

The laptop kiosks in Cabell Library are currently unavailable due to an unknown issue with the systems. VCU Technology Services staff are working with the vendor to resolve. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, with any questions. . . .

Echo360 Maintenance Scheduled For Friday (12/18/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Echo360 lecture capture system. On Friday, December 18th, 2015 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, the Echo360 Production server will be upgraded.  This upgrade includes critical bug fixes and product enhancements that should improve overall system performance. During the upcoming mai . . .

Blackboard Maintenance – SafeAssign Unavailable (12/4/15) »

We have been notified by Blackboard that SafeAssign services will undergo maintenance that requires a service outage. Begin Time: Friday, December 4th, 2015 12:00am End Time: Friday, December 4th, 2015 6:00am During this outage SafeAssign functionality will NOT be available and an error will be displayed to the user. Papers will not be processed . . .

REDCap Introduction [11/19/15] »

Date: November 19, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | 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 support purposes. More information: . . .

SPSS Level 2 [11/11/15] »

Date: November 11, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Learning Objectives: Produce summary statistics for categorical and scale variables (Chap. 4) Create and edit charts (Chap. 5) Customize SPSS output using the SPSS Output Viewer and SPSS Pivot Table Editor (Chap. 6) Export SPSS output to MS Office applications a . . .

Lotus Notes Traveler to be shutdown on November 13, 2015 »

Attention Lotus Traveler Users What’s going to happen?  If you currently are accessing your old Lotus Notes email through Lotus Traveler, your connection to the Lotus Notes system will no longer function. When is this happening? November 13, 2015, but you should stop using Lotus Traveler on or before this date Why is this happening? All Univ . . .

IMAP to be shutdown on Lotus Notes Servers – November 13, 2015 »

Attention Lotus IMAP Users What’s going to happen?  If you currently are accessing your old Lotus Notes email through an IMAP client such as Macmail, Thunderbird, Outlook, or Eudora, your connection to the Lotus Notes system will no longer function. Access to Cedar for routing SMTP will be limited to servers only.  Users will no longer be able to . . .

Banner Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday (11/7/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled upgrades for the systems that support eServices between 8A.M. and noon on Saturday, November 7, 2015. During this time, eServices and all Banner Forms will be unavailable while these upgrades are installed. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, with any questions . . .

Google Calendar Issue (11/4/15) »

UPDATE (1:40pm):  The problem with Google Calendar has been resolved. Google is investigating reported issues with Google Calendar.  Google Calendar is unavailable for some users.  We will continue monitor the status of the issue with Google Calendar and update this posting as new information becomes available. . . .

Access 2013: Database Design Strategies [11/10/15] »

Date: November 10, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Have you ever wanted to understand how to design well-formed tables and queries in MS Access? Have you ever wanted to know the pros/cons of table and query design? This is the course for you! More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details... . . .

PowerPoint ’13 Animation Techniques [11/6/15] »

Date: November 6, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register PowerPoint 2013 is the latest presentation application from Microsoft. Many users are not aware of the full potential the program and its new features. This workshop will show you how to use these tools to apply animation and creatively to enhance your PowerPoint presentation. . . .

Excel 2013 Charts & Pivot Tables [11/5/15] »

Date: November 5, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Excel Charts Charts are visual representations of worksheet data. Charts often makes it easier to understand the data in a worksheet because users can easily pick out patterns and trends illustrated in the chart that are otherwise difficult to see. Pivot Table A p . . .

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