Learning Hub news

2016

Blackboard system maintenance - Saturday 10 December 2016 28/11/2016
As part of routine maintenance, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be undertaking annual system recovery testing of RMIT’s Blackboard system. A two hour service interruption to Blackboard is required to support this activity from 12.00am to 2:00am (AEDT) on Saturday 10 December 2016. Check your local time here .

Tii Connectivity 22 November 2016 22/11/2016
Please be advised that as of Tuesday 22 November 2016 from approximately 2:05 pm AEST Turnitin users may experience intermittent connectivity issues. Turnitin engineers are working on this issue and hope to have this resolved soon.

Scheduled Maintenance for Blackboard on Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 Dec, 2016 18/11/2016
Information Technology Services (ITS) is continually making improvements to the University’s systems and applications. As part of this essential maintenance, Blackboard will be unavailable to students and staff from Friday 2nd December 2016, 10:00pm to Saturday 3rd December 10:00am AEDT.

Lectopia Recording Cleanup - November 16/11/2016
As part of routine system maintenance, ITS is cleaning-up unused / infrequently viewed Lectopia recordings from 2015 or prior, commencing Friday 18 November 2016 .

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Friday 28 October 2016 26/10/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system on Friday 28th October 2016, from 1:00 am to 7:00 am (AEDT). Check your local time here .

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Tuesday 11 October 2016 10/10/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system on Tuesday 11th October 2016, from 3:00 am to 5:00 am (AEDT). Check your local time here .

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Thursday 6 October 2016 05/10/2016
As part of scheduled maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system Thursday , 06 October 2016 from 2:00-2:30 am (AEDT). Check your local time here.

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Saturday 17 September 2016 16/09/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system on Saturday 17th September 2016, from 2:00 am to 3:00 am (AEST). Check your local time here .

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Friday 16 September 2016 09/09/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system on Friday 16th September 2016, from 2:00 am to 6:00 am (AEST). Check your local time here .

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Saturday 10 September 2016 08/09/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system from Saturday 10 September 2016 10:00pm to Sunday 11 September 2016 2:00am (AEST). Check your local time here .

Echo360 Maintenance - Saturday 3 September 2016 02/09/2016
As part of routine maintenance to the Echo360 system, work will be undertaken on Saturday 3 September 2016, between 1.00-3.00am (AEST). Check your local time here.

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Wednesday 31 August 2016 30/08/2016
As part of scheduled maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system Wednesday, 31 August 2016 from 2:00-3:00am (AEST). Check your local time here .

Scheduled Maintenance for WebLearn and Webfarm on Saturday 3 September 2016 29/08/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to WebLearn and Webfarm on Saturday 3 September 2016 from 5:30-9:00pm (AEST). Check your local time here.

Blackboard Collaborate Maintenance - Friday 19 August 2016 18/08/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system Friday, 19 August 2016 from 2:00-2:30am (AEST). Check your local time here.

Blackboard Maintenance - Saturday 06 August 2016 02/08/2016
As part of routine maintenance, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Collaborate system from Saturday 06 August 2016 10:00pm to Sunday 07 August 2016 2:00am (AEST). Check your local time here.

Turnitin Maintenance - Sunday 21 August 2016 02/08/2016
As part of routine system maintenance, Turnitin have scheduled maintenance to their Turnitin system for Sunday 21 August 2016, from 12.01-4.00am AEST. Check your local time here.

Blackboard Maintenance - Saturday 23 July 2016 22/07/2016
As part of routine maintenance , work will be undertaken to the Blackboard Mobile system from Saturday, 23th July 2016 02:00pm to Sunday, 24 July 2016 04:00pm (AEST). Check your local time here.

Echo360 maintenance - Saturday 16 July 2016 13/07/2016
As part of routine maintenance to Echo360 system, work will be undertaken to Echo360 Data Centre on Saturday 16th July 2016, from 01:00am to 03:00am (AEST). Check your local time here.

Blackboard Scheduled Maintenance Friday 8 July 11/07/2016
As part of routine maintenance to Blackboard, work will be undertaken to the system from 1:00am to 6:00am AEST on Friday 8 July 2016. During this time, the system will be unavailable for students and staff. If you require access to Blackboard, please do so outside of this time.

Blackboard Guest Access is now Available! 23/06/2016
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce the implementation of Blackboard’s Guest Role for all current and past Course shells that will allow Instructors to grant guest read only access to their Blackboard content.

Issues with Blackboard’s inline document viewer 30/05/2016
RMIT students and staff may experience issues with Blackboard’s inline document viewer. This issue is usually visible when students upload an assignment or when teaching staff grade assignment in Grade Centre.

Collaborate Recording Cleanup June 23/05/2016
As part of routine system maintenance, ITS is cleaning-up old and unused Blackboard Collaborate recordings commencing Friday 10 June 2016.

Updates to Blackboard Staff Name 06/05/2016
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that known issues with the presentation of staff names in Blackboard will be corrected.

Blackboard Notifications is here! 15/04/2016
Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that the Blackboard Notifications function is now available.

Echo scheduled maintenance - 24 March 2016 22/03/2016
As part of routine maintenance to Echo Lecture Capture, work will be undertaken to the system from 12am to 2am Thursday 24 March 2016.

Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate and Turnitin Maintenance from 12.01am to 6.00am Sunday 6 March 02/03/2016
As part of maintenance to Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate and Turnitin, work will be undertaken to the system from 12.01am to 6.00am (AEDT) on Sunday 6 March 2016.

Blackboard maintenance from 2am to 6am Friday 26 February 22/02/2016
As part of maintenance to Blackboard, work will be undertaken to the system from 2am to 6am (AEDT) on Friday 26 February 2016.

Blackboard maintenance - No interruption to service 09/02/2016
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Learn during the following periods:

Maintenance on the Blackboard Mobile experience 04/02/2016
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Learn between 2 am and 6 am on Friday, 5 February. If you access Blackboard from a mobile app, you may receive intermittent connection issues during this time.

Blackboard Collaborate maintenance - Friday 15 January 14/01/2016
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Collaborate from 2 am to 3 am (AEDT) Friday 15 January.

2015

Turnitin Maintenance on Sunday December 20 2015 18/12/2015
Turnitin will be conducting scheduled maintenance on Sunday 20 December 2015 from 2-6am AEDT.

Echo scheduled maintenance - 09-10 Dec 2015 01/12/2015
As part of routine maintenance to Echo Lecture Capture, work will be undertaken to the system from 11pm Wednesday 9 to 1am Thursday 10 December 2015.

Blackboard maintenance 23/11/2015
Blackboard shells for course offerings prior to the end of 2012 will be archived from 18 April 2015.

Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate maintenance - Wednesday 21 October 20/10/2015
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate from 1 am to 3 am (AEDT) Wednesday 21 October.

myStudies maintenance 19/10/2015
ITS will be undertaking maintenance to the myStudies service (within myRMIT) between 6.30-8am on Wednesday 21 October.

Blackboard Collaborate maintenance – 2 am to 6 am (AEST) / 3 am to 7 am (AEDT) Friday 16 October (#31059) 15/10/2015
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Collaborate from 2 am to 6 am (AEST) / 3 am to 7 am (AEDT) Friday 16 October.

Turnitin Maintenance on Sunday September 20 2015 10/09/2015
Turnitin will be conducting scheduled maintenance on Sunday 20 September 2015 from 12:00 midnight till 4:00am AEST.

Blackboard notifications unavailable – update Wednesday 12 August 2015 12/08/2015
As previously advised, the Notifications tool in Blackboard has been deactivated and is unavailable for use. This is due to a known issue with Blackboard and impacts the following modules:

Deletion of Blackboard Collaborate Recordings dated before 1 July 2013 10/08/2015
As part of routine system maintenance, ITS is cleaning-up old and unused Blackboard Collaborate recordings in the system on Friday 21 August 2015.

Turnitin Maintenance on 16 August 2015 07/08/2015
Turnitin will be conducting scheduled maintenance from 12.01am to 4.00 am (AEST) on Sunday 16 August 2015.

Blackboard unavailable 2am to 6am (AEST) Friday 3 July 2015 24/06/2015
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard from 2am to 6am (AEST) on Friday 3 July 2015.

Learning Hub Maintenance - 2 July 2015 22/06/2015
Improvement work will be undertaken to the Learning Hub system from 6am to 8am on Thursday 2 July 2015.

Blackboard maintenance from 2am to 8am Friday 10 July 12/06/2015
As part of maintenance to Blackboard, work will be undertaken to the system from 2am to 8am (AEDT) on Friday 10 July 2015.

Blackboard Collaborate maintenance - Saturday 6 June 05/06/2015
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Collaborate from 10 pm on Saturday 6 June to 6 am on Sunday 7 June, 2015 (AEST).

Update to Blackboard shell titles - Term 1580 (Spring Semester 2015) 02/06/2015
Blackboard shells with titles that differ from their corresponding SAMS course titles will be updated following course rollover.

Update to Blackboard shell titles 02/06/2015
Blackboard shells with titles that differ from their corresponding SAMS course titles will be updated following course rollover.

Blackboard Collaborate maintenance 20/05/2015
Maintenance will be undertaken to Blackboard Collaborate from 2 am to 6 am on Friday May 22 (AEST).

Blackboard shell title updates 11/05/2015
Blackboard shells with titles that differ from their corresponding SAMS course titles will be updated following course rollover.

Blackboard archiving 15/04/2015
Blackboard shells for course offerings prior to the end of 2012 will be archived from 18 April 2015.

Blackboard Notifications Unavailable 14/04/2015
Blackboard Notifications Unavailable – Update Tuesday 14 th April

Blackboard System Update - Collaborate Web Conferencing 20/03/2015
Blackboard System Update - Collaborate Web Conferencing

Blackboard Notifications Unavailable 13/03/2015
Blackboard Notifications Unavailable – Thursday 12 th March

Blackboard security update from 2am to 6am (AEDT) Sunday 8 March 2015 05/03/2015
Blackboard security update from 2am to 6am (AEDT) Sunday 8 March 2015

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week 17/02/2015
Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week

Blackboard Data Center maintenance - Service Interruption 28/01/2015
Blackboard Data Center maintenance - Service Interruption

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week 14/01/2015
Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week

Early activation of Associate Degree programs within Blackboard (incl DP003 & GD052) 12/01/2015
Early activation of Associate Degree programs within Blackboard ( incl DP003 & GD052)

2014

Blackboard limited usability during maintenance - 13 December 2014 10/12/2014
Blackboard limited usability during maintenance - 13 December 2014

Echo maintenance - 12 and 13 December 2014 09/12/2014
Echo maintenance - 12 and 13 December 2014

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week 08/12/2014
Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Session this week

Blackboard System Update and Outage 24/11/2014
Blackboard System Update and Outage

Echo360 Lecture Capture Upgrade - 28 November 2014 20/11/2014
Echo360 Lecture Capture Upgrade - 28 November 2014

Blackboard Unavailable 26 Sept 2014 22/09/2014
Blackboard unavailable Friday 26 September 2014, 2:00 am to 6:00 am

Blackboard Notifications Unavailable 26/08/2014
Blackboard Notifications Currently Unavailable - Monday, 25 August 2014

Turnitin unavailable during scheduled maintenance - Sunday 27 July 23/07/2014
Turnitin unavailable during scheduled maintenance - Sunday 27 July

Interruption to Equella due to Database Upgrade – 8 July 04/07/2014
Interruption to Equella due to Database Upgrade – 8 July

Learning Hub and WebLearn Unavailable Saturday 5th July, 6:00pm to 10:00pm 03/07/2014
Learning Hub and WebLearn Unavailable Saturday 5th July, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Blackboard Outage 04-07-14 01/07/2014
Blackboard unavailable 2am to 4am (AEST) Friday 4th July 2014

Blackboard Collaborate Outage 29-06-14 27/06/2014
Blackboard Collaborate unavailable Sunday 29th June 2014

Information about accessing Blackboard shells via the Blackboard's Programs and Courses List 27/05/2014
Blackboard Rollover for all Blackboard shells with Semester 2 / Term 2 Classes is now complete.

Blackboard Unavailable due to System Maintenance 26/02/2014
Blackboard Managed hosting will be undertaking work to the Blackboard system between 2am and 4am (AEDT) on Friday 28 February 2014 . During this time, the system will be unavailable for students and staff. If you require access to Blackboard, please do so outside of this time.

Bb Collaborate Upgrade - Friday 28 February 20/02/2014
As part of routine system maintenance in preparation for start of semester, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be upgrading the Bb Collaborate session Scheduling Manager within Blackboard.

Turnitin access now via Blackboard only 16/02/2014
To provide students and staff with an integrated user experience, the Turnitin access process has been updated. From Saturday 1 March 2014, all users (except Vietnam) will need to access the system via Blackboard, as this will be the only way to gain access to the service.

Interruption to Learning hub and Blackboard – Saturday 22 February 15/02/2014
Information Technology Services is undertaking a fast-tracked program of work to increase data storage, extend back-up facilities and improve the speed and volume of data transfer.

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing and Session Administration System (SAS) this week 05/02/2014
Blackboard Collaborate will conduct maintenance work on the Web Conferencing and Session Administration System (SAS) at the following times:

Echo Scheduled Maintenance - 5 – 6 February 31/01/2014
As part of routine maintenance to the Echo Lecture Capture, work will be undertaken to the system from 11pm Wednesday 5 February 2014 from to 3am Thursday 6 February 2014.

Possible interruption to Blackboard - Friday 7 February 31/01/2014
As part of regular maintenance to RMIT’s data centre, work will be undertaken to the Blackboard system between 2am and 6am (AEDT) on Friday 7 February 2014. During this time, users may experience intermittent connectivity to Blackboard for few minutes. Students are advised that if they take assessments in Blackboard to please do so outside of this time.

Blackboard Mobile Learn now available 13/01/2014
From Monday 13 January, the Blackboard Learn mobile app will be available for staff and students to access their learning and teaching resources on the go.

2013

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing - Sunday 22 December 16/12/2013
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing will be unavailable to staff and students from 06:00 to 22:00 (AEDT) on Sunday December 22.

Blackboard Unavailable due to System Maintenance 13/12/2013
Blackboard Managed hosting will be undertaking important maintenance to the Blackboard system between 2am and 6am (AEDT) on Monday 16 December 2013. During this time, the system will be unavailable for students and staff. If you require access to Blackboard, please do so outside of this time.

Disruption to Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing 13/12/2013
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing will be unavailable to staff and students from 4pm to 8pm (AEDT) today, Friday 13 December 2013.

Blackboard Disaster Recovery (DR) Test & Outage - December 14, 2013 09/12/2013
As part of routine maintenance to the Blackboard Learning Management System, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be undertaking system recovery testing in the event of an emergency on Saturday 14 December 2013.

Service interruption to Blackboard while system upgraded 02/12/2013
A number of improvements and new features will be applied to Blackboard during an upgrade on Saturday 7 December 2013.

Blackboard unavailable due to system maintenance work 20/11/2013
As part of standard network maintenance, Blackboard Managed hosting will be undertaking work to the Blackboard system between 2am and 6am (AEDT) on Friday 22 November 2013. During this time, the system will be unavailable for students and staff. If you require access to Blackboard, please do so outside of this time.

Updated Blackboard policy for temporary files effective Friday 1 November 31/10/2013
Information Technology Services is updating the temporary/archive file retention policy within Blackboard on Friday 1 November, 2013.

Learning hub short disruption 22/08/2013
Critical upgrades to RMIT's IT infrastructure will affect the availability of services and applications between the hours of 12 am and 8 am on both Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August (AEST).

Issue with Turnitin assignments 16/08/2013
ITS has noticed last semester’s Turnitin Assignments appearing in the Semester 2 Blackboard courses.

Upcoming Turnitin Maintenance 07/08/2013
Turnitin have informed us that the service may be briefly unavailable between 12:00am and 04:00am (AEDT) on Sunday 11 August.

Upcoming Blackboard Collaborate outage 07/08/2013
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing will be unavailable between 4:00pm and 5:00pm (AEDT) on Thursday 8 August.

Blackboard Collaborate Upgrade and Outage 09/07/2013
Blackboard Collaborate, the University’s real-time, virtual classroom and web conferencing system will be upgraded from version 11 to 12.5 on Sunday 14 July.  This release will resolve some of the minor issues currently experienced by users and will also introduce a range of new features, including increased moderator control.

Blackboard access for Semester 2 classes 14/06/2013
Information Technology Services has scheduled the next Blackboard Rollover for Blackboard shells with Semester / Term 2 classes for Saturday 15 June 2013. Blackboard Rollover is when all relevant classes for Programs are transferred in the system from one semester to the next. This ensures all relevant course material will be accessible in Semester / Term 2 for students.

Potential for intermittent disruption to Blackboard Collaborate – Web Conferencing V11 on Sunday 16 June 14/06/2013
There is an urgent need to undertake urgent infrastructure maintenance on Blackboard Collaborate this weekend. While this is expected to have minimal impact to users of the service, there is the potential of intermittent disruption, particularly to those users running a session in Web Conferencing V11.

Blackboard Collaborate Publish updates 24/04/2013
Blackboard Collaborate Publish! users now can download Version 2.4 from Blackboard Collaborate Publish page .