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September 2016 Archives

Blackboard Security News – “Clutch Prep” »

Blackboard Security News - Clutch Prep Please be aware that there is a tutoring company called Clutch Prep that may be falsely posing as a legitimate resource for college students. VCU does not have any business or educational relationship with this company and we strongly advise you to not click on any links or open any emails from this company. . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Sunday Morning (9/25/16) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance from 5 a.m - 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 25, 2016. There will be activation of the F5  ASM module.  It is not expected to affect Banner, CAS, Dentistry, LDAP, Portal, Service Desk, Shibboleth, RealTime, and Web partitions that are using the F5 load balancer. Network connectiv . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Experiencing Delayed Posting Issues »

We received the following alert from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Bulletin/Advisory Information: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has been experiencing a delayed posting issue with ultra recordings.  Their support team is diligently working to resolving this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this bulletin once the issue is . . .

Network Connectivity Issues »

Update: 6:51pm, September 21, 2016 All locations are now back online. We are currently experiencing network connectivity at the following locations. 1314 West Main Street 700 East Franklin 3600 West Broad We will post more information as it comes available. Please contact the IT Support Center (828-2227, with any . . .

Power Outage Monroe Park Campus »

Update 6PM, September 20, 2016 Power is restored. Resume normal activity.   The Monroe Park Campus is currently experiencing a widespread power outage. We will post more information as we receive it. Visit for updates. Please contact the IT Support Center (828-2227, with any questions. . . .

[Updated] Possible Network Connectivity Issue (9/19/16) »

[Updated] Network Services staff were able to stabilize the main Internet connection this morning. All services should be up and running at this time. Please contact the IT Support Center (828-2227, with any questions. _______________________________________________________ Staff have noticed connectivity issues when trying to acces . . .

Google Report Issue with Gmail »

Google is investigating reports of an issue with Gmail.  Please visit for updates. . . .

Power Outage and Network Connectivity Issues near Siegel Center »

Currently we are experiencing a power outage near Siegel Center and the following buildings are without network connectivity. 1. Parts of Siegel Center 2. Sports Medicine Building 3. Qatar House 4. 614 North Lombardy St. (Location has power but it's feed from Sports Medicine is down) We have a router in the basement of Siegel Center which feeds . . .

Google Reporting Issue with Gmail »

Google is investigating reports of an issue with Gmail.  Please visit for updates. . . .

Rampages Upgrade Scheduled For Saturday (9/10/16) »

Upgrades are scheduled for Rampages from 11:00PM EDT Saturday, Sept. 10 until 7:00AM Sunday, Sept. 11. Rampages will be unavailable during this time. Please contact the IT Support Center (828-2227, with any questions . . .

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