Blackboard and Big Blue Button outage

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:18pm -- by Joanie Raisovich

Update: Both systems are available again, as of 6:30.

We are currently experiencing an outage for Blackboard and Big Blue Button. Our hosting provider is aware of the situation, and they are working on the problem. The outage began around 4:05 this afternoon.

IT will post an update here when we have further details. 

Big Blue Button outage

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:06pm -- by Joanie Raisovich

We experienced a Big Blue Button outage from Friday evening on August 29 through the afternoon of September 2.

If you attempted to save a recording during this time window, there is a chance the recording was lost.

WVNET has made changes to the system to address the problem. Please contact the Teaching and Learning Commons at 304-367-4810 if you have questions.

Partnership with WVNET to provide 24/7 Blackboard assistance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:18am -- by Joanie Raisovich

We are excited to begin offering 24/7 Blackboard support for faculty and students through a partnership with WVNET. We have contracted with WVNET to supplement our current support by offering evening and weekend Blackboard assistance.

Please continue to contact the Teaching & Learning Commons during our normal business hours, and contact WVNET for assistance outside those hours. WVNET will be able to support Blackboard questions only; all other questions should be directed to the Teaching & Learning Commons as usual.

Change to Pierpont student email

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Please note that this information applies only to FSU faculty who also have Pierpont students in class. This change will not affect FSU student emails.

As of August 1, Pierpont IT moved their student email to Gmail. With that, Pierpont student emails changed from UCA@students.pierpont.edu to UCA@pierpont.edu. If you use Blackboard to communicate with your students, you don’t need to do anything differently. 

Student email addresses added to Global Address List

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:34am -- by Joanie Raisovich

FSU student email addresses were replaced in the Global Address List (GAL) last Friday. By now, Outlook should have updated your GAL, and you should see those emails. If not, please see below.

How to update Outlook GAL

To manually update the GAL, please do the following.

 

Open Outlook and Click File in the upper left corner.

 

Choose Account Settings, and then Download Address Book.

Student email changes

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:47am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Has an email to a student bounced?

IT made some changes over the summer to improve service to student email. This change may result in some incorrectly returned email. If you email a Fairmont State University student and get a bounced email, please do one of the following.

System availability August 1 and 2

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:00am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Due to system maintenance, some web-based services, including Blackboard, may be intermittently unavailable August 1 and 2.

Update: As of 12:30 a.m., authentication to Blackboard was available again. Other web-based services may experience temporary unavailability through August 2.

 

We are also experiencing a Respondus outage that affects Respondus, Study Mate, and Lockdown browser. We have a ticket open with the Respondus help desk.

Email and streaming server outage this weekend

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:19am -- by Joanie Raisovich

IT will be performing important server maintenance this weekend, affecting the following two systems.

The streaming server will be unavailable from midnight tonight until Saturday at noon. The streaming server stores video and other media used in courses, so those will be unavailable during this period.

FSU email for faculty and staff will be unavailable from midnight Saturday night until noon on Sunday. You will not lose any email, but you will be unable to check email during this time. Student webmail will not be affected.

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