DotCIO News & Announcements
DotCIO's Information Technologies Infrastructure group is pleased to announce the following improvements and upgrades to the network infrastructure which were implemented over winter break:
Integrated Administrative Computing Solutions (IACS) wishes to alert the campus community that Rensselaer's Banner Production database will be unavailable all day Sunday, January 18 through 8:30am, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
LMS will be unavailable from 6:00am on Tuesday, January 6 through midnight Wednesday, January 7 for a maintenance update. We regret any inconvenience this outage may cause. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Web Learning Consultant Theresa Sommer by phone at 276-2269, or via e-mail.
The MorningMail service will be on temporary hiatus from Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, while the Rensselaer campuses are officially closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Regular MorningMail e-mail announcements will resume as of Monday, January 5, 2015.
The MorningMail support team wishes all members of the Rensselaer community a safe and happy holiday season.
The MultiMedia Services staff wishes to inform all instructors that Mediasite, Rensselaer's videostream server, will be down for a major upgrade from December 17, 2014 through January 9, 2015. Please note that while the system may appear to be available at times during this period, any recordings created or uploaded during the outage will not be saved.
The Rensselaer Learning Management System (Blackboard LMS) experienced
a database corruption early Wednesday morning which forced a temporary
service shutdown. Consequently, the LMS system was unstable, and only
intermittently available, from about 3:00AM on December 10 until
service was restored at about 9:30PM on December 11.
Rensselaer now participates in eduroam, a secure world-wide roaming Internet access service developed for the international research and education community. This service allows community members at participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity at any other participating institution. More than 5500 institutions in over 50 countries participate in this service; a list of participants in the United States is also available.
Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having a LMS (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12) course site for the Spring 2015 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing a LMS course request form, providing as much detail as possible.
A couple of tips for requesting course site(s) appear below.
From 9:15am to 12:30pm on Thursday, October 30, on the first floor of the Folsom Library, COMSOL speaker Kateryna Vysheska will give a free introductory workshop demonstrating the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL modeling environment. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to work with the tool in a hands-on computer session. No prior experience is needed, so this is the perfect occasion to ask questions and participate in the modeling process! All attendees will also receive a free two-week trial of the software.