ECS Events and Alerts
March 18, 2015 - 9:45am
The Desktop Computer Support Policy section "Locally Administered and Research Computers", Option 1, was updated with regard to software installation.
March 14, 2015 - 6:30am to 7:30am
ICON will be offline from 6:30am-7:30am on Saturday, March 14th 2015 as part of the infrastructure work occurring at the ITS data centers.
March 17, 2015 - 7:00am
ITS has scheduled a wiki maintenance window from 7:00-7:30am on Tuesday, March 17th 2015.
The maintenance is necessary for server patching. Maintenance should only take ten minutes, but we are allotting 30 minutes as a precautionary measure.
March 12, 2015 - 6:00am to 7:00am
There is a maintenance window for Wi-Fi for the East side of campus on Thursday morning, March 12, 2015 from 06:00–07:00. During this window there will be a roughly 20 minute outage in wireless service to most buildings. This is necessary to upgrade software to resolve known bugs and improve traffic optimizations.
March 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Turnitin has scheduled a maintenance window on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates to be either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.
Papers submitted to ICON for plagiarism detection will be checked by Turnitin after the maintenance window.
March 18, 2015 - 7:00am to 9:15am
Note change of date from 4 March to 18 March.
January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
As of December 22, 2014, Blackboard released a new Windows and Mac Launcher that eliminated the need for you to have Java installed on your local machine to run Collaborate. You can read more about how it functions here.
January 12, 2015 - 7:00am to 7:30am
ICON has a scheduled maintenance window on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM for system patch application. During this maintenance window, there will be a 5 to 10 minute outage where the system will be offline and unavailable for use.
January 9, 2015 - 6:00am to 7:00am
ECS will perform network maintenance on Friday, 9 January 2015, from 6-6:30am. All services -- file, web, connectivity, network -- in the Seamans Center will be affected, as will services in ERF and SHL including IIHR out buildings. The network should be restored by 6:30am. Other services, such as printing and file access, may not be available until 7am.
January 4, 2015 - 7:00am to 7:30am
ECS needs to upgrade the router and some of the network switches so networking will be unavailable from 7-7:30am on Sunday, 4 January 2015. This downtime will affect ERF, SC, and SHL. Note that this downtime will affect the wireless network in all 3 buildings.