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T4 Version 8

On October 12th, 2016 version 8 of the TerminalFour web content management system was released to the university. Technology Services is currently in negotiations on how to properly migrate sites from v7 into v8. At the moment the plan is

Pubapps Upgrade

This is a notice that on Thursday, October 20th Web Services will be migrating all websites hosted on Pubapps to new Pubapps hardware (Change Management #9001131). This change will go through approval by the Change Advisory Board (CAB) October 13th.

So You Want to Master the Grade Center Workshop (MCV)

So You Want to Master the Grade Center 10/25/16 from 1:30 pm to 3pm Sanger Hall B1-020 For Faculty and Staff only. Go to [Keyword: Blackboard] or click here to register! Continue to keep an eye on our “Upcoming Blackboard

New macOS Sierra (macOS 10.12) throws error for Chrome Browser

The macOS Sierra (also known as macOS 10.12) is the latest operating system from Apple.  Echoes from Blackboard or Echo360 User Interface will throw an error if using the Chrome browser while on this operating system. Learning Systems is working

2017 Banner Production Upgrade Dates

2017 Tentative Banner Production Upgrade Dates Banner Forms and eServices will be unavailable at 6 pm on these dates. Duration is contingent on number and size of upgrades/patches. FRIDAY PROD 1/4/17 1/27/2017 3/3/2017 4/21/2017 5/19/2017 6/16/2017 7/28/2017 9/29/2017 11/17/2017 1/5/2018

September, 2016 CIO Update

With the school year in full swing, I thought it might be useful to share with everyone some information put together by Scott Davis, our Director for Application Services, in collaboration with colleagues in Information Security and Technology Support Services. 

VoiceThread Workshops

Join us in October for our free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, we can help you with these interactive and hands-on sessions. VoiceThread Mobile​ October 4 at 7:00pm ET – Register here Online

Updates to Listserv Subscription Scripts

Web Services is in the midst of a long process of upgrading the servers that make up the Jupiter Web System. One part of the upgrade process is eliminating old insecure scripts. These scripts are used to subscribe people to

MyForms – Upcoming Change

This is a notice that on Thursday, September 29th Web Services will be making a change to (Change Management #9001004). The change will add a unique email subject for each email sent by the application so that Gmail does

Add the new VCU Google Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar

There’s a new VCU Google Academic Calendar. The new calendar features automatic updates with the University’s Academic Calendar. The previous VCU Google Academic Calendar has been decommissioned. The new calendar can be added using the steps located here.

Video Server Decommission – Final Notice

On August 1st, 2016 was powered off and individuals with video content were unable to access the server without intervention from Web Services. This email serves as a final notice that on September 15th, 2016 the server will be

August, 2016 CIO Update

It’s that time of the year again! The black and gold flags are up, traffic is increasing, and the VCUCard office is filled with new students as they become part of our community here.   As I think about our entering students,

WordPress – Upcoming Maintenance

In an effort to get everything ready for the new school year, the blogging service will undergo maintenance on Thursday, August 18th from 5:30-6 a.m. This change has been approved and is detailed in the Change Request #9000517. During this

Wiki – User registration model changes

In an effort to address performance and user related issues Web Services will be altering the user registration model for (Change Management Request #9000636). Beginning August 9th, 2016, new users who require access to will need to submit a

Upcoming Kaltura Training – September 2016

Have you experienced Kaltura yet? Kaltura is VCU’s cloud-based video management system that facilitates the conversion and distribution of audio and video formats online. It combines intuitive methods for recording, publishing and interactive viewing on any device in or outside of

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