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Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Universal design principles call for considering the diverse needs and abilities of ALL as you create and provide materials to your users. Learn more about two workshops to assist you with this goal: one on Blackboard Ally and one on making documents accessible. Both workshops are offered back to back on two separate days, June 4 and July 19. Please see the Faculty Workshop Calendar for times and locations. Register online.

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Three opportunities are being offered this summer to attend a workshop outlining several exciting new features coming with our move of Blackboard Learn to SaaS in the cloud for Fall 2018. Get answers to your questions about the migration.  Register online. Dates of the workshop include:

May 25, Noon to 1 pm
June 12, 11 am to noon
July 16, 1 to 2 pm

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2018

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE while application server and database server patches are applied. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

UNI Faculty: Please join us on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m for a FREE conference, “Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Tools, Tricks, and Tips” to highlight the creative and innovative ways that UNI faculty are using technology in teaching and learning. The keynote, Robin Wright, will have a talk titled "Past, Present and Future: Technology Enhanced Classrooms as Catalysts for Evidence-Based Teaching". The conference will be located in the Curris Business Building (CBB) and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and IT-Educational Technology and Media Services (ETMS). To see the schedule and sign up, please visit the CETL website. Lunch will be provided!

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE while application server maintenance is performed. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In order to expedite the migration of Blackboard Learn to the cloud, it is necessary to remove older courses not in use. On May 1, 2018, we will be archiving (backing up) and removing all SEMESTER BASED COURSES on UNI’s Blackboard Learn system that are Fall 2014 semester and older. Courses that are not semester-based (GIS, training courses, etc.) will not be removed.

For more information, please visit our Blackboard Learn Course Cleanup for Move to the Cloud webpage.

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2018

This next fall, UNI’s Blackboard Learn system will be migrating to the cloud. This will give UNI several advantages over our self-hosted Blackboard Learn system. To learn more and to see a timeline, visit our Blackboard Learn SaaS webpage.

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

On Friday March 30, 2018 from 5:30 am to 6:30 am, IT will be performing network maintenance.  There will be brief disruptions of service to the data center and the internet. This  may cause interruptions with connectivity to the UNI eLearning System.  

Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

COMPLETED: At 11:35 a.m. CDT, Blackboard said "The AWS migration is now complete and the SafeAssign service is back to operating normally.".
UPDATE: At 9:50 a.m. CDT, Blackboard said the 'The scheduled AWS migration for SafeAssign is still ongoing. We expect approximately one additional hour of downtime to complete the migration process."
On Saturday, April 2, 2018 from approximately 2 a.m. CDT to 9 a.m. CDT, Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance on SafeAssign. During this time, the service will be UNAVAILABLE to accept papers and any student submissions made during this period will not receive Originality Reports.

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Central Authentication System (CAS) experienced an unexpected outage from approximately 10:27 am to 12:20 pm that prevented UNI users from logging into Blackboard Learn, Panopto, MyUNIverse, Email, etc. We apologize for the inconveniences this outage caused.