UNI eLearning News Archive
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016
A few reminders for the start of the semester...
All: Login instructions for UNI users 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 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 Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
The UNI eLearning System along with other UNI systems (UNI websites, MyUNIverse, etc.) were NOT AVAILABLE for 3 hours, from 11:42 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 through 2:42 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. IT-Network & Infrastructure Services is investigating the network issue that caused the outage. The UNI eLearning System was still running; however end users could not access it nor most UNI web resources. We apologize for the inconveniences this outage has caused.
Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016
UNI Instructors: IT-Educational Technology & Media Services (IT-ETMS) invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops offered August 9-19, 2016. Workshops address various UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) features and numerous other instructional technologies (Google Apps, Panopto, Desktop Video Conferencing, Lynda.com, Turnitin, etc.). Seating is limited and reservations are required. See workshop calendar & registration information at https://www.uni.edu/its/faculty-workshop-calendar.
Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016
The Panopto live classroom capture system (http://panopto.uni.edu) will be OFFLINE for maintenance beginning Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8 a.m. CDT and returned to service by Friday, August 5, 2016 at 12 p.m. CDT.
Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
On Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for an extended maintenance period to upgrade the eLearning database software and server OS.
Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to install application server patches. These are patches for the servers that the UNI eLearning System runs on. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.
Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016
On Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:01 p.m. CDT up to Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. CDT, the Blackboard Mobile Learn app, Bb Grader app, and Bb Student will be unavailable due to scheduled Blackboard Mobile maintenance. Blackboard will be performing a migration of the Mobile Learn Central Service (MLCS) to Amazon Web Services (AWS). During the downtime, clients and end users will experience the following:
- End users will not be able to look up institutions from their mobile apps.
- End users will not receive push notifications through their mobile apps.
- End users who have an active cached session will be able to continue using their mobile app, but will still not receive push notifications.
During this scheduled maintenance, end users should use a desktop/computer browser to access UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn).
Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 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. These are patches for the servers that UNI eLearning System runs on. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.
Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT, the UNI eLearning System will be UNAVAILABLE for maintenance to install application server patches. These are patches for the servers that UNI eLearning System runs on. There are no changes to the UNI eLearning (Blackboard Learn) software.
Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Summer 2016 UNI eLearning academic courses were initially populated with students at 11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Summer 2016 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 a.m. 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. Not all classes have an eLearning component. Please contact your Instructor if you do not see your class listed.