UNI eLearning News Archive

RESOLVED: UNI eLearning OUTAGE

Resolved: It appears the eLearning database was simply turned off. It was started again around 7 a.m. CDT. We are waiting results of the investigation as to why the database was off. We restarted the application on both nodes and successfully completed all post-restart checks. Access to the UNI eLearning System was restored to users at 7:45 a.m. CDT.

We apologize for the inconveniences this outage has caused. If you experience any issues, please complete the "Contact eLearning Support" form or send an email with details to elearning@uni.edu.

UNI eLearning System Extended Maintenance - Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT (Completed)

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended period to perform application server maintenance and to move the database to new hardware and operating system.

UNI eLearning System Offline - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:00-7:30 a.m. CDT (Completed)

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be OFFLINE for the announced "Network core and border maintenance".

UNI eLearning System Offline - Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 7:00-8:30 a.m. (Completed)

On Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be OFFLINE for the announced "ITS-NS vSphere storage maintenance".

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT (Completed)

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE so that we can update Building Blocks (plug ins) within the eLearning system.

Online Course Development Awards - Spring 2015

Faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using the UNI eLearning System should submit proposals for Spring 2015 courses by June 20, 2014 . Award details and a proposal form are available online. For more information, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211.

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Saturday, May 10, 2014 -- 6-7 a.m. CDT (Completed)

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE so the timing of automated maintenance processes can be adjusted.

UNI eLearning Outage at 3 p.m. (Resolved)

The UNI eLearning System experienced an unexpected outage around 3:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The outage was caused by an unusual huge spike in database activity most likely caused by one or more background jobs. The actual outage was brief (3-5 minutes) however users experienced system slowness until approximately 3:20 p.m. We apologize for the inconveniences this outage may have caused you.

Summer 2014 UNI eLearning courses populated with students

Summer 2014 UNI eLearning academic courses were populated with students at 7:45 AM CDT this morning, Monday, May 5, 2014. Summer 2014 student enrollment will be imported into the UNI eLearning System daily, so all enrollment changes (adds/drops) will be automatically processed. Any changes entered in the Student Information System (SIS) by 5:00 PM will be processed the following day.

UNI eLearning performance issues during evening of Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (Resolved)

RESOLVED: The UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) performance issues were caused by network problems at Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the cloud service providers utilized by Blackboard Learn. Blackboard Inc. will be releasing patches in the near future that should prevent this problem from occurring again.
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