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Spring 2013 Blackboard Announcements

Fall 2012 Blackboard Announcements


Spring 2013 Blackboard Announcements (see below)

Spring 2013 Semester

 

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Fall 2012 Blackboard Announcements (see below)

Fall 2012 Semester

  • UPDATE – December 18, 2012 @ 4:30 PM – UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 Issue Resolved:

    The UH Main Campus reports that they have restarted the nodes on the Learn 9.1 Production system and the system has returned to stable status. Those users who may have been experiencing issues connecting to the system now have access and the issue has been resolved. No additional service interruptions are expected. Please remember to visit the http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ website for new updates and important information.
    Again, the Blackboard Vista 8 system was unaffected by this issue.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - UHV Users Reporting Slow Performance on Blackboard Learn 9.1 Production System:

    The UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 system (available from https://elearning.uhv.edu/ and http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/) is experiencing issues with slow performance. Technical administrators are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. Users who were logged into the system before the issue occurred may not be experiencing any issues; those users currently trying to connect may be experiencing issues logging into the system. The UH Main Campus is investigating and hopes to have the issue resolved soon.
    The Blackboard Vista 8 system is not affected by this issue. Please visit this website for regular updates and important information.

  • Blackboard Learn 9.1 System Unavailable Friday Morning, December 7, 2012, from Midnight to 6:00 AM:

    Friday maintenance on the Blackboard Learn 9.1 system, available from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ and https://elearning.uhv.edu/, will start two hours earlier on Friday, December 7, 2012. Maintenance will begin at Midnight and last until 6:00 a.m. Blackboard Learn 9.1 will be unavailable to all users during this maintenance window.
    The Blackboard Vista 8 Friday maintenance will begin at its regular time, 2:00 a.m. and last until 6:00 a.m. There’s no extended maintenance for the Blackboard Vista 8 system, available from http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ and https://learn.uh.edu/webct/.
    Please visit this website on a regular basis for the latest updates and other important information.

  • UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 System Unavailable Wednesday, 11-21-2012, from 2:00-6:00 a.m.:

    The UH Main Campus will be performing system maintenance on the UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 system Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 2:00-6:00 a.m. Users will be unable to access the Learn 9.1 system during this maintenance period (2:00-6:00 a.m.).
    The separate UHV Blackboard Vista 8 system will be available as no maintenance is scheduled for this separate Blackboard system.
    We apologize for any inconvenience and please be sure to visit this website for regular updates and system status notifications.

  • Extended Maintenance for UHV Blackboard Systems – Saturday, November 17, 2012:

    Both the Blackboard Learn 9.1 and Blackboard Vista 8 systems will be unavailable to all users early Saturday morning, November 17, 2012, as follows:
    Blackboard Learn 9.1 System Maintenance:
    Access to Blackboard Learn 9.1 from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ or https://elearning.uhv.edu/ will be unavailable to all users from 12:01-6:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012
    Blackboard Vista 8 System Maintenance:
    Access to Blackboard Vista 8 from http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ or https://learn.uh.edu/webct/ will be unavailable to all users from 12:01-1:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012
    No additional service interruptions are expected. Please visit this website for updates and the latest service status information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 11/01/12 5:14 PM - UPDATE: Blackboard Learn 9:

    UH IT has announced access to Blackboard Learn services has been restored.

  • 11/01/12 4:30 PM - Blackboard Learn 9:

    Blackboard Learn 9 is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Technicians are currently working on the problem and do not yet have an estimated time of repair. We will post further updates as information is received.

  • 10/21/12 5:50 PM - UPDATE: Blackboard Learn 9:

    10/21/12 5:50 PM - UH IT has announced access to Blackboard Learn services has been restored.

  • 10/21/12 11:15AM - Blackboard Learn 9 Outage:

    This morning UH IT has reported an outage that has affected Blackboard Learn services. At this time there is no estimate of time for restoration. We will post updates as they become available.

  • UPDATE – 10-18-2012 @ 10:40 a.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Production Access Restored:

    The UH Main Campus reports that the Learn 9.1 Production system was unavailable to end users this morning from 9:53-10:20 a.m. Technicians have restored Learn 9.1 services and end users can access the system and their online courses. The UH Main Campus will continue to monitor the system and work with the vendor to make sure additional service interruptions do not occur.

  • UHV Blackboard Users Report Issue Accessing Learn 9.1 Production System:

    UHV users are reporting issues accessing the Learn 9.1 Production system from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ and https://elearning.uhv.edu/. The UH Main Camus is aware of the issue and has dispatched technicians to investigate. Currently, we have no estimate from the UH Main Campus as to when service will be restored to all users. Additional information and updates will be made available in the “Announcements” area of the http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ website. You can visit this website regularly for additional status updates. The separate UHV Blackboard Vista 8 system (available at http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ and https://learn.uh.edu/webct/) is unaffected by this issue and all users have access to this system.

  • UPDATE – 10-05-2012 @ 10:00 AM – Issue Has Been Resolved with Users Reporting Error Message in Learn 9.1 System When Clicking on Link to Courses :

    UH Main Campus technicians and the support team have resolved the issue in the Learn 9.1 system where end users were seeing an error message when they clicked on the link to access their course in the Learn 9.1 system. If any user is still experiencing an issue, they should log out of the Learn 9.1 system, clear their browser’s cache, close the browser, re-launch the browser, and log back into the Learn 9.1 system. Again, Blackboard Vista 8 users were not affected by this problem in the separate Learn 9.1 system. No additional service interruptions are planned, but please visit this website for updates and important information. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • 10-05-2012 @ 9:00 AM – UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 Users Report Seeing Error Message When Selecting Courses:

    Some UHV end users are reporting an error message when they try to click on one of the links for their courses from the Course List module in the Blackboard Learn 9.1 system. Technicians at the UH Main Campus are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. The separate Blackboard Vista 8 system is unaffected by this error and only Learn 9.1 users are encountering this problem. Please check this website for additional updates or important information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Important UHV Fall 2012 Course Evaluation Information for Students:

    UHV students can check the http://www.uhv.edu/courseevals/ website to find out when Fall 2012 course evaluations begin. Dates when students can start submitting their course evaluations may vary by school and/or whether the course is an 8-week or 16-week course. Students may have more than one evaluation period to complete course evaluations during the Fall 2012 semester.
    Review the information available at http://www.uhv.edu/courseevals/. Digital Measures (a company that independently manages the evaluation process for UHV) will email students additional information about course evaluations via the student’s UHV email account. Regular email reminders will be sent until the students complete the evaluation or the evaluation period closes. Remember that all student responses to course evaluations are completely anonymous. Links to the Digital Measures website to complete course evaluations are also available in the Blackboard system and/or online courses.

  • UPDATE – 09-18-2012 @ 8:30 AM – Issue Resolved with Blackboard Learn 9.1 System:

    The UH Main Campus reports the issue with the Blackboard Learn 9.1 system has been resolved and all users can now access and log into the system. No additional service interruptions are expected today. Again, the separate Blackboard Vista 8 system was unaffected by this issue.

  • 09-18-2012 @ 8:00 AM – UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 Users Report Issue Access System:

    UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 users trying to access the Learn 9.1 system from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ or https://elearning.uhv.edu/ are reporting an error message when they reach the website and are unable to log in and access their courses. Users report seeing either a “redirect loop” error message or a “cannot display webpage” error message. Technicians at the UH Main Campus are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    The separate UHV Blackboard Vista 8 system, available at http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ or https://learn.uh.edu/webct/, is unaffected by this error with the Learn 9.1 system and is available to all users. All UHV Blackboard Vista 8 users are able to log into and access the UHV Blackboard Vista 8 system.
    Please visit this website for additional information and updates.

  • UPDATE – 09-07-2012 @ 11:00 AM – Issue Has Been Resolved with Users Reporting Error Message in Learn 9.1 System When Clicking on Link to Courses

    UH Main Campus technicians and the support team have resolved the issue in the Learn 9.1 system where end users were seeing an error message when they clicked on the link to access their course in the Learn 9.1 system. If any user is still experiencing an issue, they should log out of the Learn 9.1 system, clear their browser’s cache, close the browser, re-launch the browser, and log back into the Learn 9.1 system. No additional service interruptions are planned, but please visit this website for updates and important information. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • 09-07-2012 @ 8:45 AM - UHV Blackboard Learn 9.1 Users Report Seeing Error Message When Selecting Courses:

    Some UHV end users are reporting an error message when they try to click on one of the links for their courses from the Course List module in the Blackboard Learn 9.1 system. Technicians from the UH Main Campus are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. Please check this website for additional updates or important information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Windows & Apple/Mac OS Users in Learn 9.1 Who Experience Problems Opening PDF Files:

    Some Windows OS users have reported problems opening PDF documents in Learn 9.1 with Internet Explorer, Version 9 (IE9). If you are a Windows OS user and you experience problems opening PDF documents in your Blackboard Learn 9.1 courses with IE9, try a different browser like Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/#cds). Apple/Macintosh OSX users who experience a problem opening PDF documents in Learn 9.1 while using Firefox can download and use the Schubert IT PDF plugin available from http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/.

  • All Prospective UHV Graduates - Fall 2012 Graduation Application Deadline:

    The deadline for UHV Fall 2012 graduation applications is Friday, September 21, 2012

    Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

    Please complete the following steps:

    1. Apply online at http://www.uhv.edu/LoginMyUHV.aspx
    2. Choose UHV Self-Service.
    3. Select Degree Progress/Graduation.
    4. Select Apply for Graduation.
  • UHV Fall 2012 Semester – Student Access to Online Courses Starts Monday, August 27, 2012:

    The UHV Fall 2012 semester begins Monday, August 27, 2012.

    On Monday, August 27, 2012, UHV students will have access to their online courses, including their syllabus, handouts, notes, quizzes, assessments, and other online course information.

    If you have logged into the UHV Blackboard system before Monday, August 27, 2012, keep in mind you will not have access to Fall 2012 course information until the official class start date (Monday, August 27, 2012).


Summer 2012 Blackboard Announcements (see below)

Summer 2012 Semester

  • All Prospective UHV Graduates – Summer 2012 Graduation Application Deadline:

    The deadline for UHV Summer 2012 graduation applications is Friday, June 15, 2012
    Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
    Please complete the following steps:

    1. Apply online at http://www.uhv.edu/LoginMyUHV.aspx.
    2. Choose UHV Self-Service.
    3. Select Degree Progress/Graduation.
    4. Select Apply for Graduation.
  • UHV Summer 2012 Semester – Student Access to Online Courses Starts Monday, June 4, 2012:

    • The UHV Summer 2012 semester begins Monday, June 4, 2012.
    • On Monday, June 4, 2012, UHV students will have access to their online courses, including their syllabus, handouts, notes, quizzes, assessments, and other online course information.
    • If you have logged into the UHV Blackboard system before Monday, June 4, 2012, keep in mind you will not have access to Summer 2012 information until the official class start date (Monday, June 4, 2012).
  • UPDATE 08-06-2012 @ 3:15 PM
    Blackboard Access Restored for All Users – Network Issue Resolved

    UHV students and faculty can now log back into the Blackboard Learn 9.1 system via the www.uhv.edu/elearning/ and https://elearning.uhv.edu/ URLs. IT System Services has resolved the networking issue and service is one again available to all Learn 9.1 end users. No additional service interruptions are expected, but please check this website for regular updates and additional information.

  • 08-08-2012 @ 2:15 PM
    User Access to Blackboard Learn 9.1 System Unavailable Due to Network Issue

    UHV students and faculty are unable to log into the Blackboard Learn 9.1 CMS/LMS system via the www.uhv.edu/elearning/ or https://elearning.uhv.edu/ websites. IT System Services is working to resolve the service interruption and hopes to have access to Blackboard Learn 9.1 restored soon. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please visit this website for regular updates and additional information. Blackboard Vista 8 users are unaffected by this network issue and service to this system is available to all Vista 8 users.

  • UPDATE 08-06-2012 @ 11:45 AM
    Blackboard Access Restored for All Users – Network Issue Resolved

    UHV students and faculty can now log back into the Blackboard Vista 8 (https://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/) and Blackboard Learn 9.1 (www.uhv.edu/elearning/) CMS/LMS systems. IT System Services has resolved the networking issue and doesn’t expect any additional service interruptions. Please check this website for regular updates and additional information.

  • 08-06-2012 @ 10:15 AM
    User Access to Blackboard Unavailable Due to Network Issue

    UHV students and faculty are unable to log into the Blackboard Vista 8 (https://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/) or Blackboard Learn 9.1 (www.uhv.edu/elearning/) systems. Users receive an LDAP error message in Vista 8 and a “valid authentication credentials were not provided” message in Learn 9.1. IT System Services is working to resolve the service interruption and hopes to have access to Blackboard Vista 8 and Learn 9.1 restored soon. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please visit this website for regular updates and additional information.

  • UPDATE - 07-06-2012 @ 1:45 PM
    LDAP Authentication Issue Resolved

    The issue preventing UHV faculty and students from logging into the Blackboard Vista 8 CMS/LMS system has been resolved. All UHV users can now access the Blackboard Vista 8 system from the http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ or https://learn.uh.edu/webct/ URLs. The UH Main Campus is working with their network services group to confirm the cause of the issue. No additional services interruptions are expected. Again, access to the separate Learn 9.1 system was unaffected by this Vista 8 issue and students and faculty had access to the Learn 9.1 system from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ and https://elearning.uhv.edu/

  • UPDATE - 07-06-2012 @ 11:50 AM
    LDAP Authentication Issue Still Preventing UHV Faculty & Students from Accessing Blackboard Vista 8 System

    The UH Main Campus is currently investigating the issue affecting UHV faculty and students not being able to log into the Blackboard Vista 8 system from the http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ or https://learn.uh.edu/webct/ URLs. The Blackboard Learn 9.1 system is unaffected by this issue. Students and faculty logging into Vista 8 receive an LDAP error message. Currently, students and faculty are still unable to access online courses in the Vista 8 CMS/LMS system. Please visit this website for regular updates and additional information. Access to the Learn 9.1 system is available to students and faculty from http://www.uhv.edu/elearning/ and https://elearning.uhv.edu/.

  • 07-06-2012 @ 7:15 AM
    End Users Report LDAP Error When Logging into Blackboard Vista 8 System

    UHV students and faculty are reporting they are unable to log into the Blackboard Vista 8 system from the http://www.uhv.edu/blackboard/ website. The Blackboard Learn 9.1 system is unaffected by this issue. Students and faculty logging into Vista 8 receive an LDAP error message. The UHV networking group is investigating the issue and hopes to have it resolved soon. Currently, students and faculty are unable to access online courses in the Vista 8 CMS/LMS system. Please visit this website for regular updates and additional information.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Help Needed Regarding End-of-Semester Summer 2012 Course Evaluations

    Dear UHV Student:

    Your help is needed in evaluating your course(s)!

    All end-of-semester course evaluations will be completed using Digital Measures, an online course evaluation tool.

    You will be receiving emails from Digital Measures with additional information about the evaluation process along with friendly email reminders. Additional information is also available at http://www.uhv.edu/courseevals.

    Benefits for you:

    1. The process is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS.
    2. All course evaluations will be available with one student ID login.
    3. The student ID login links you to your course(s), NOT to your responses. Your responses are always anonymous.
    4. Complete the evaluations when it is convenient for you.
    5. Instructors will receive evaluation results two weeks after the semester ends or one week after final grades are posted.
    6. Takes less than five minutes per course.
    7. Your feedback helps future students.

    Your help is needed in this very important process. Your anonymous feedback is a critical part of the teaching and learning partnership. Important Summer 2012 course evaluation dates are depicted below:

    UHV School Eval Start Date Eval End Date
    Education 5W1 SU12 06-15-2012 06-23-2012
    Education REG SU12 07-31-2012 08-08-2012
    Education 5W2 SU12 07-31-2012 08-08-2012
    Nursing 5W1 SU12 06-25-2012 07-03-2012
    Nursing REG SU12 07-30-2012 08-06-2012
    Nursing 5W2 SU12 07-30-2012 08-06-2012
    Business Administration REG SU12 07-16-2012 07-24-2012
    Arts & Sciences 5W1 SU12 06-25-2012 07-02-2012
    Arts & Sciences REG SU12 07-30-2012 08-06-2012
    Arts & Sciences 5W2 SU12 07-30-2012 08-06-2012

    The Digital Measures website is available at https://www.digitalmeasures.com/login/uhv/student.

    Thank you for your help in evaluating your semester courses!

  • Network Interruption Scheduled for Early Saturday Morning, June 2, 2012, From 12:05-2:30 AM:

    The UH Main Campus will reconfigure network equipment early Saturday morning, June 2, 2012, from 12:05-2:30 a.m. (Houston time). All users will lose connection to the Blackboard system(s) during this period. To prevent data loss, all Blackboard users should log out during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit this website for additional updates.

  • All Prospective UHV Graduates – Summer 2012 Graduation Application Deadline:

    The deadline for UHV Summer 2012 graduation applications is Friday, June 15, 2012

    Date: Friday, June 15, 2012

    Please complete the following steps:

    1. Apply online at http://www.uhv.edu/LoginMyUHV.aspx.
    2. Choose UHV Self-Service.
    3. Select Degree Progress/Graduation.
    4. Select Apply for Graduation.
  • UHV Summer 2012 Semester – Student Access to Online Courses Starts Monday, June 4, 2012:

    • The UHV Summer 2012 semester begins Monday, June 4, 2012.
    • On Monday, June 4, 2012, UHV students will have access to their online courses, including their syllabus, handouts, notes, quizzes, assessments, and other online course information.
    • If you have logged into the UHV Blackboard system before Monday, June 4, 2012, keep in mind you will not have access to Summer 2012 information until the official class start date (Monday, June 4, 2012).

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