Planned Outage – Campus Internet

As part of ongoing network improvements, LITS plans to test a failover to our backup internet connection at 6pm Monday October 8th.  We do not anticipate an outage as a result of this test, but if one does occur, it will result in a complete loss of internet access campuswide, possibly intermittently or repeatedly until 7pm.

Once the test is complete, we will restore to our previous configuration.

 

Fun Friday 9/21 – Reduced

Hello!

 

Because of continued illnesses and absences, we can not promise LITS participation in Fun Friday, Friday afternoon 9/21 in Murray 117.  However, the room will be open for collaboration or if people would like to work together with or without LITS participation.

We anticipate that Fun Friday will be more fully attended by LITS personnel able to brainstorm, assist with thinking through problems, solving issues, etc.  It is an important event to us and we hope to continue it long into the future!

Fun Friday 9/14 – Cancelled

Today’s Fun Friday is cancelled due to absences and residual work on Count and the new Data Warehouse.  Apologies to folks who were hoping to catch us.

Count Day Snapshot Complete

Administrators involved in the count process and LITS have been able to complete the portion of work in Colleague necessary to allow the freeze to be lifted and create the cloned copy for institutional reporting.  Colleague is available for general campus use again.  Thank you for your patience as we complete this process.

Quick Reminder – Count Day Colleague Shutdown

Colleague will not be available for general campus use starting at 5pm today, 9/10/2018.

The group of administrators that oversees the count process (Registrar, Finance and the Dean of Students) request that access to Colleague be disabled for the duration of count
to ensure accuracy of the process. Access to WebAdvisor and Informer for self-service and reports will continue uninterrupted.

We anticipate that Colleague will be available at the start of business on Wednesday 9/12/2018. Thank you for your attention!

Count Day, Tuesday September 11

Tuesday 9/11/2018 is Count Day. The group of administrators that overseesCount Chocula Cereal Box
the count process (Registrar, Finance and the Dean of Students)
request that access to Colleague be disabled for the duration of count
to ensure accuracy of the process. Access to WebAdvisor and Informer
for self-service and reports will continue uninterrupted.

We anticipate that Colleague will be available at the start of
business on Wednesday 9/12/2018. Thank you for your attention!

Fun Friday 8/24 – Cancelled

Apologies to folks planning to come to Fun Friday open office hours on Friday 8/24, but this week’s Fun Friday has been cancelled due to illnesses, vacation, and training being held in its home classroom.

For those not aware, Fun Friday is a standing open session scheduled between 3pm and 4pm, but often starting earlier and ending later where the classroom in Murray Hall (117) is open for administration and faculty to work from one of the computers. Enterprise Services staff are present to answer questions, brainstorm, work on problems and share news and information. There are no strict rules regarding topics or decisions on whether to attend. A typical Fun Friday might consist of folks that are:

  • Requesting a report and learning how to pull information from it
  • Working out a process flow with members of other departments
  • Understanding integration between two systems
  • Learning how to use Google Sheets
  • Discussing the best streaming video recommendations on Netflix
  • Members of Enterprise Services collaborating on programming work

In the past we have conducted more formal trainings on occasional Fun Fridays, known as First Fun Fridays.  That initiative is currently on hiatus as we review possible future training opportunities.  However, we continue to keep the over two year tradition of Fun Friday alive!

Power Outage 7/24/2018

Yesterday’s power outage may have caused a brief disruption of connectivity in the 454 House. Network configuration was restored within an hour. No known connectivity issues existed noticeable to staff or students. Please report any problems connecting to the internet to the Info Desk at 3768 as normal.

Fun Friday 6/8 Cancelled

Fun Friday 6/8 will be cancelled due to staff unavailability for a Friday afternoon retreat. Murray 117 will be available again on 6/15 for collaboration, brainstorming, and problem solving. Fun Friday is available to all who can make it every Friday at 3pm, with the understanding that if there is a large group, we can not assure you of dedicated work time with a member of ITS.

First Fun Friday (May) – Cancelled

First Fun Friday will not be held tomorrow May 4th. Please let us know if you are interested in any future technology topics for the summer and beyond.

Fun Friday (as always, every week) will be held in Murray 117 at 3pm. Please feel free to pop in with your questions and projects. We have computers available and an assortment of people available to brainstorm, solve problems or spark ideas.