ECS Events and Alerts
July 8, 2014 - 7:00am to 8:00am
The Wiki service (wiki.uiowa.edu) will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. This maintenance time will be used for necessary server patching and application updates. The maintenance work should only take 30 minutes, but a hour is scheduled to cover contingencies.
July 26, 2014 - 11:00am to 11:00pm
Turnitin has a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Turnitin will be applying significant upgrades to their infrastructure to improve capacity and scalability, and will be offline during the 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.
July 2, 2014 - 9:45am
1245 SC has a new floor, new computers, and new monitors and is open.
3231 is closed until mid-August. That computer classroom is being rebuilt with new tables, chairs, power, screens, and more.
- Jun26 June 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
June 20, 2014 - 2:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate has announced they will be having a maintenance window at 9:00 PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 until 5:00 AM on Sunday, June 22, 2014 (EST).
During that time, sessions and recordings may be unavailable. This maintenance window is necessary to resolve the following issues:
June 12, 2014 - 10:45am
ITS is expanding the UI Wireless coverage in the Seamans Center. Over the next 2 weeks you may see electricians in classrooms, conference rooms, hallways, and offices to install additional wireless access points as well as the necessary conduit and cabling.
June 7, 2014 - 6:30am
Early Saturday morning on June 7 an error in a data processing system triggered a flood of incorrect "Engineering Account Inactivation--First Notice" email messages. Please disregard these notices. Your account access and data are not at risk, and you need not take any action.
We are working on correcting the problem and will post an update here. We apologize for any confusion it may have caused.
June 13, 2014 - 9:00pm
ECS will upgrade the home directory and share file server sometime this summer. This downtime had been scheduled for Friday, 13 June, 9pm until 8am Saturday, 14 June.
May 29, 2014 - 9:15am
The ICON upgrade has been completed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXBEV-K5hXU has an overview of the changes in this version of ICON. The major changes are:
June 1, 2014 - 7:00am to 9:00am
University Operations has scheduled an electrical shutdown for the Seamans Center on Sunday, 1 June 2014, from 7-9:00am. This shutdown will affect the air handlers, elevators, air complressors, and pumps in SC. This shutdown may affect all power in the building. Best practice is to close all files and quiesce all jobs.
If you have questions or concerns, contact Work Control Center at 319-335-5071.