UNI eLearning News Archive
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015
A few reminders for the start of the semester...
All: Login instructions are located at: https://www.uni.edu/elearning/login-instructions-all-uni-users
Instructors: You must make your UNI eLearning course available to students in order for them to have access to it. Information and directions are located at: https://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-do-i-make-my-bb-learn-9-courses-available-students
Students: Use of the UNI eLearning system is based on the instructor's discretion. Although all UNI courses will have an eLearning course, the Instructor must make that course available for students to have access. Students will have access only to the course(s) in which they are officially registered and the Instructor has made the eLearning site available. If you do not see a course listed, please contact the Instructor of the course(s) to see if they are using the UNI eLearning System and if they have made their eLearning course available to students.
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to install Blackboard software patches and update building blocks.
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to install application server patches.
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT, the UNI Panopto server (http://panopto.uni.edu) will be UNAVAILABLE while maintenance and upgrades are performed. Users will be unable to view or upload Panopto sessions during this period.
Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, users will NOT be able to access the UNI eLearning System due to the border network maintenance that will cause an Internet Service Outage.
Posted on Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Explanation of the June 27, 2015 Turnitin Service Disruption.
At 6:50 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 29, 2015, access to Turnitin assignments appears to have been restored.
This morning, Monday, June 29, 2015, Turnitin assignments appear to be unavailable again. We received reports that users could not access Turnitin assignments and verified that attempting to access Turnitin assignments will eventually time out. We have not received any new reports from Turnitin, but will monitor the service and post when it is available again. We apologize for the inconveniences this Turnitin service disruption has caused.
Around 9:05 p.m. CDT, it appears that access to Turnitin assignments has been restored.
Turnitin assignments in UNI eLearning (Blackboard) courses are not available for students and instructors due to a service disruption that prevented users from accessing the Turnitin.com homepage or services from approximately 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. CDT on June 27, 2015. Recovery began shortly after 11 p.m. CDT; however, Turnitin Support said it may take up to 48 hours for users to regain access to Turnitin assignments. When a user clicks on a Turnitin assignments, the connection will eventually time out after approximately 3-5 minutes.
Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015
The server application maintenance took a little longer than planned, so the window has been extended again to 11:30 a.m. CDT.
On Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to perform application server maintenance.
Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to install application server patches.
Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to install Oracle database patches.
Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015
Summer 2015 UNI eLearning academic courses were populated with students at 1:45 PM CDT this afternoon, Monday, May 5, 2015. Summer 2015 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 Instructors: UNI eLearning courses are created in an "unavailable" state. This means an Instructor has access to the course, but students do not see the course listed in their My Courses module until the instructor makes the course available. Directions for making your course "available" to students are published at: http://www.uni.edu/elearning/how-do-i-make-my-bb-learn-9-courses-available-students . No action is required for instructors that choose not to use the UNI eLearning System. Note: Courses contracted through Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) will be made available by CDE staff by 8:00 AM CDT the day the class begins.
UNI Students: You will not see a course listed in your My Courses module unless the Instructor has made the eLearning course available.