DotCIO News & Announcements
On Wednesday, March 11, from 9:30am to 3:30pm in Room 3112 of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation, COMSOL, Inc. speaker Peter Lyu will present a free workshop focusing on the simulation capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.0 and its new features, including the newly released Application Builder.
Members of Rensselaer's Mobile Computing team will be showcasing a number of laptops that are being considered for the Fall 2015 Mobile Computing Program (MCP). The events are scheduled for the following times:
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.