Technical Updates on Learning Technologies at CSU, Chico

BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 02/11/2016 5:00AM-8:00AM

February 5th, 2016

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, February 11, 2016. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

Action items:

  • Update PeopleSoft/BBLearn integration
  • Update crontab messaging config

 

Collaborate maintenance – Friday (1AM-3AM), Saturday (7PM-7:30PM)

February 3rd, 2016

Blackboard has scheduled two upcoming maintenance windows for Collaborate cloud services:

  • Friday, February 5th: 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM (2 hours)
  • Saturday, February 6th: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM (30 minutes)

Collaborate services may be unavailable during these windows.

**Complete**BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 02/04/2016 5:00AM-8:00AM

January 28th, 2016

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, February 4, 2016. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.
Action items:
⦁    Update modules (B2’s) – mobile

Maintenance completed at 5:40 am.

**Complete** BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 01/21/2016 8:00AM – No Downtime

January 20th, 2016

The following change will be made at 8:00 AM on Thursday, January 21, 2016. No downtime is expected.

Because YouTube has deprecated the “Record from Webcam” feature, we will be removing that button from our content editor:

record-from-webcam

This change is not prompted by Blackboard, but is occurring because YouTube itself will no longer support that feature.

Instructors and students will still be able to embed YouTube videos in BbLearn content by using the YouTube Mashup tool, or by using HTML embed codes directly from YouTube.

This change was completed at 8:11 AM.

** Complete ** BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 01/14/2016 5:00AM-8:00AM

January 11th, 2016

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, January 14, 2016. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.
Action items:
⦁    Apply OS and DB patches
⦁    Update modules (B2’s) – collaborate, mobile, caliper, i-clicker, nbc, and retention center
⦁    Update integration in preparation of removing the data warehouse dependency
⦁    Activate the Kaltura KAF ‘enableLoadButton’ setting
⦁    Update the weekly cleanbb.sh cron schedule

Completed at 7:30 AM

**COMPLETED** BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 01/07/2016 5:00AM-8:00AM

January 6th, 2016

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, January 7, 2016. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

This update includes the following changes:

  • Software patching: Cumulative Update 3
  • B2 patching to support CU3: Assessment, Portfolio, Assignment, Discussion, Portal, Wiki, Blogs and BB Core
  • Fix for some orphaned grade center columns

Maintenance was completed at 7:32 AM.

**COMPLETED** BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 12/03/2015 5:00AM-8:00AM

November 30th, 2015

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, December 3, 2015. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

This update includes the following changes:

  • Maintenance restart before finals
  • Lucene indexer reset
  • Git client install on all application nodes
  • Clearing maintenance backup files older than June 1, 2015

Completed at 5:47am.

** Complete ** BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 11/19/2015 5:00AM-8:00AM

November 18th, 2015

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, November 19, 2015. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

 

Completed at 7:25 AM

**COMPLETED**BbLearn Maintenance – Tuesday 11/24/2015 5:00AM-8:00AM

November 18th, 2015

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

Completed at 5:40 am.

**COMPLETED**BbLearn Maintenance – Thursday 11/12/2015 5:00AM-8:00AM

November 6th, 2015

Blackboard Learn will be down for maintenance from 5am to 8am on Thursday, November 12, 2015. During this window faculty and students will not be able to access Blackboard Learn. It is possible that the maintenance will be completed before the 8am deadline. If we complete the work early, we will update this announcement.

Completed at 6:15am.