November 2011

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (completed)

An outage of the UNI eLearning System will occur Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 6:00 AM CST to 7:00 AM CST.

This outage is necessary to upgrade the Java version and reorganize the Java directory on the application servers.

The Bb Learn 9 eLearning System will not be available during this period.

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - Extended outage (completed)

An extended outage of the UNI eLearning System will occur Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 5:00 AM CST to 9:00 AM CST. (Note the extended time period.)

This outage is necessary to upgrade the eLearning database to the latest version.

The Bb Learn 9 eLearning System will not be available during this period.

Registration Now Open for "Faculty Focus - Intersession Technology Workshops"

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops on technology's role in teaching and learning. Workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies.

The workshops will be offered Tuesday, January 3, 2012 through Friday, January 6, 2012. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/services/intructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus to learn more and to access online registration.

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (Completed)

An UNI eLearning System outage will occur Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6:30 AM CDT to 7:00 AM CDT.

This outage is to apply Red Hat application patches.

The Bb Learn 9 eLearning System will not be available during this period.

Distance and Blended Learning Conference - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Faculty Development Opportunity: Technology-Enhanced, Blended and Online Instruction -- Best Practices

The annual distance and blended learning conference is Wednesday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by UNI Continuing & Distance Education.
Check-in, opening, keynote, and breakout sessions in Maucker Union.
Lunch provided in Commons Slife Ballroom.
There is no cost for attending the sessions or lunch.

Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/annual-conference for more details and to RSVP for lunch by November 11.

Spring 2012 eLearning Courses Created

UNI Instructors:
An eLearning site for all Spring 2012 courses in the Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS) are now being automatically created. The UNI eLearning System receives daily updates from the SIS of course offerings and instructor assignments.

Fall 2011 eLearning Course Name

As part of the preparation for creating Spring 2012 courses, we have made a change to the SIS course feed files to include the full name of the course instead of the abbreviated name. As part of this change, your Fall 2011 course name will also change to be the full name. The change has no affect to your course content, enrollment, access to course, etc. It only changes the "Course Name" field.

UNI eLearning System Maintenance - Friday, November 04, 2011

An UNI eLearning System outage will occur Friday, November 04, 2011 from 6:30 AM CDT to 7:00 AM CDT.

This outage is necessary to apply a software patch that fixes spikes in CPU utilization and to make recommended changes to a configuration file.

The Bb Learn 9 eLearning System will not be available during this period.

UNI eLearning System Restart - Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Both versions of the UNI eLearning System will be restarted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 from 6:00 AM CDT to 7:00 AM CDT.

The Bb Learn 9 eLearning System and the WebCT CE8 eLearning System will not be available during this period.