ECS Events and Alerts
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.
August 13, 2014 - 6:00am to 11:00am
The UICapture/Panopto service will be upgraded to version 4.6.1 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 beginning at 6:00 AM. The upgrade is expected to last 5 hours during which time the viewing and uploading service will be interrupted. Users can record in offline mode and upload after the upgrade is completed.
August 1, 2014 - 11:15am
Beginning with the fall 2014 semester, student print quota will be $40 per semester, fall, spring, and summer. Printing - All You Need to Know has been updated to reflect this change.