ECS Events and Alerts
October 13, 2014 - 7:30am to 8:00am
ITS has scheduled a MATLAB License Server upgrade to MATLAB R2014b for Engineering on Monday, October 13th from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM:
Outage time is anticipated to be 20 minutes per server but my be less. During the upgrade, no licenses can be checked from the server.
September 30, 2014 - 7:00am to 10:00am
ICON will be upgraded to 10.2 Service Pack 14 (SP 14) on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00am.
No downtime is required for this installation. There are several bug fixes, as well as a new feature to restore deleted discussion forums and topics from the interface.
See https://icon.uiowa.edu/help/blog/icon-10-2-sp14/ for more details about the changes in this service pack.
October 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Turnitin has scheduled a maintenance window on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Turnitin service may be unavailable for brief periods of time during this maintenance window.
Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates to occur either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.
Files uploaded to ICON drop boxes that use the Turnitin integration while Turnitin is unavailable will be queued and processed after the Turnitin service is back online.
September 19, 2014 - 1:00am to 2:00am
ITS has been notified that Lynda.com will be unavailable on Friday, September 19th from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM due to server capacity improvements.
September 12, 2014 - 11:00am
If you use Thunderbird and have recently tried to send email to a mailing list but the mailing failed, update using the Symantec Management Agent (managed computers) or download and install Thunderbird 31.1.1 (locally administered computers).
The previous version of Thunderbird included a bug that affected mailing lists that include a space in the list name.
September 11, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:00am
ITS announced that the Engineering - ITSNT1151 MATLAB license servers will be updated on Thursday, September 11 between 7:30AM and 9:00AM. The license server will be unavailable during this maintenance period.
September 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
ECS is reconfiguring the power in the server room and the next phase requires running without the UPS (uninterruptible power supply) Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11 September. The UPS is not usually used, but weather conditions this week could call it into service. As a precaution, please save your files regularly and certainly before leaving the office for the evening while the UPS is not running.
August 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
On Monday, 8/25/14, ECS will be running ANSYS v. 15. This new version runs under a new license that changes research use of the software. If you use ANSYS for research, please contact the ECS Main Office, 1256 SC, 319-335-5751, to get information about the new license.
August 21, 2014 - 2:45pm
ITS just posted the ICON 10 Point-N-Click training materials. Learn how to use ICON’s Content tool to make course materials and related links available to your students in a timely, easily accessible manner. There are sample download files to use with this self-paced training.
August 14, 2014 - 6:00am to 7:00am
There is a scheduled Wi-Fi maintenance window on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM for the Seamans Center.
This maintenance is necessary to upgrade the wireless equipment servicing this area. The outage should last approximately five minutes, but the entire window is scheduled to cover contingencies.