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IT Weekly Announcement - April 19, 2013

Current & Scheduled Outages/System Updates  

Sunday Maintenance Reminder

Every Sunday, between 12:00am – 12:00pm, all systems will be intermittently unavailable while important maintenance and updates are performed.


Nightly Evening Maintenance Scheduled for the Week of April 21st

Starting Sunday, April 21st  at 10:00pm, all systems may be intermittently unavailable as important system upgrades are implemented.  These updates will occur each evening between 10:00pm and 6:00am through Saturday April 27th.


Banner 8 Upgrade:  Saturday, April 27th  

From Saturday, April 27th at 5:00pm through 5:00pm on Sunday April 28th, all access to Banner systems will be unavailable.  This includes WebCentral Banner-Web Services, Internet Native Banner (INB), as well as all third party applications and reporting tools that access the Banner production database. The CentralPipeline for Faculty/Staff and CentralPipeline for Student web pages will be available during the upgrade for access to Blackboard Vista, Blackboard Learn, Outlook Web Mail, Accounts Management and other online systems.



Other Announcements

NEW!  Dashboard Notification Summaries from Blackboard (Bb) Learn

Recently the BOR made a change to the Blackboard Learn server that resulted in daily notifications from the Bb Learn Dashboard Module.  These Modules, My Announcements, To Do, and What’s New are displayed on the main screen in Bb Learn.  They populate with any Announcements, To Do items or changes you have made in your courses.

You can select what type of notifications you would like to receive or stop them all together, please click here for instructions.


Mandatory Windows Updates, Postponed Until April 22nd

The IT department needs to make sure all computers are restarted on a regular basis in order to ensure security updates are properly applied.  On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, a mandatory reboot command will be issued at 3:00am.  This month however, the mandatory reboot will be delayed by a week due to Registration.   On Monday April 22nd,  please log off your computer but do not power it off.  This will allow the patches to be sent down to your computer Monday night and then applied Tuesday morning.  If you turn your computer off, shortly after turning it on Tuesday, your computer will restart in order to apply these updates.



Blackboard Vista Phase-out:

The Instructional Design and Technology Resource Center would like to remind faculty that this is the last semester Vista will be available.  Any online, hybrid or web enhanced courses must be in Blackboard Learn starting with the Summer 2013 semester.


Blackboard Learn Training

We are offering Blackboard Learn workshops to help you with the transition.   Please visit www.ccsu.edu/Learn to view the schedule and register.   Please check back often as sessions will be added throughout the semester.






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