ECS Events and Alerts

  • Jul26

    Turnitin Maintenance 7/26/14

    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.

  • Jul02

    1245 Reopened; 3231 Closed

    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

    Storage Space for Faculty Research at ITS

    June 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

    ITS provides 3TB of free disk space for faculty research. RDSS, Research Data Storage Service, is suported by IT-Research Services. Read about RDSS. Request your space using this form.

  • Jun20

    Collaborate Maintenance 6/21-6/22

    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:

  • Jun12

    ITS Wireless Work in SC Starting 13 June

    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.

  • Jun07

    Account System Mistaken Notices: Account Inactivation

    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.

  • Jun13

    File Server Upgrade 6/13/14 Postponed

    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.


  • May29

    ICON Upgrade Complete on 5/28/14

    May 29, 2014 - 9:15am

    The ICON upgrade has been completed. has an overview of the changes in this version of ICON.  The major changes are:

  • Jun01

    Electrical Shutdown in SC 6/1/14 - Updated

    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.

  • May23

    Web Server Down 5/23, 10pm-midnight

    May 23, 2014 - 10:00pm to May 24, 2014 - 12:00am

    ETC needs to complete the work on the web server that was started last week. The web server will be down from 10pm - midnight on Friday, 23 May.