UNI eLearning News Archive
Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Around 10:15 a.m. CST today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) System experienced performance issues that caused slow page load times or unresponsiveness for end users. The performance issues continued to get worse, so an emergency rolling restart was performed to apply the Bb Support recommended setting patch that was originally planned for tomorrow morning. Users should have seen performance improvements around 11:20 a.m. CST and the system return to normal around 11:40 a.m. CST. We apologize for the inconveniences this performance issue has caused.
Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
(Canceled) On Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to restart the application to apply a setting change to enhance performance of the system.
Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018
On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to apply application server and database server security patches. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.
Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018
A few reminders for the start of the semester...
All UNI users:
- New Look and Feel: With the software upgrade on December 21, 2017, Blackboard Learn (UNI eLearning) has a new look and feel. The new interface offers greater accessibility to a diverse range of users, including those who use assistive technologies such as screen readers or magnifiers, making navigation more friendly. For more details on the new look and feel in Blackboard Learn, please visit our Blackboard 2016 Theme webpage.
- Login Instructions: If you are new to Blackboard Learn (UNI eLearning), please visit our Login Instructions for all UNI users webpage for steb-by-step login instructions.
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 in the "How do I make my eLearning/Blackboard course(s) available to students?" FAQ on the eLearning website.
Students: Use of the UNI eLearning system is based on the instructor's discretion. Although all UNI classes have an eLearning course by default, the instructor can decide whether or not to utilize it. Students must be enrolled in the class and the instructor must have made the course available in order to gain access. If you do not see a course listed, please contact the instructor of the class to see if they are using the UNI eLearning System and if they have made their eLearning course available to students.
Posted on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
On Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE to install the latest building blocks for Panopto and Turnitin.
Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017
On Tuesday December 19, 2017 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for pre-upgrade testing in preparation for the Blackboard upgrade on Thursday December 21, 2017.
Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
On Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended period while we install a newer version of the Blackboard Learn 9.1 software and building blocks. Information about the new features and enhancements is located at: https://elearning.uni.edu/CU5Q22017.
Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Panopto is upgrading their system to Panopto 5.6 on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The upgrade will begin at 7:00 pm CST and they expect up to 2 hours of downtime for viewers. During this upgrade period, you will not be able to access recordings on the UNI Panopto System. Also any attempts to upload from the Panopto Recorder client will result in a "Server unable to connect" message. To learn more about the Panopto 5.6 release, please see Release Notes.
Posted on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Fall 2017 courses, instructor enrollments, and student enrollments in Blackboard/eLearning courses was inadvertently "disabled" starting at 1:30 p.m. CST. The cause of the issue was discovered within minutes and we started the process to fix the issue at 1:37 p.m. CST. Course and instructor enrollments were fixed within 5 minutes, but student enrollments took until 2:58 p.m. CST to import.
First, we apologize to you for the inconveniences this issue has caused both instructors and students.
Instructors: IF you had a test, assignments, graded discussions, etc. that was due or available during this period, your students may have been impacted. Again, we apologize for the inconveniences, additional emails, and time this issue has caused you. If you have any questions or need assistance in "Ignoring at a test attempt" or allowing another attempt, please complete the 'Contact eLearning Support' at: https://elearning.uni.edu/contact-elearning-support
Students: If you were in the middle of taking at test at 1:30 p.m. CST and lost access, please contact your Instructor. Feel free to reference this announcement. We apologize for the inconveniences this issue has caused you.
Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Extended two hours to 12 PM (noon).
On Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended period while we install the latest Cumulative Update for our version of the Blackboard Learn 9.1 software. This update only contains software 'bug fixes' and does not add any new tools or features.