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Information Technology Services (ITS) has completed all procedures planned to decommission the Blackboard Collaborate service, which will be permanently shut off on June 30, 2016. All existing Collaborate rooms and recordings will be inaccessible after that time. As announced on November 18, 2015, UNCG is adopting WebEx Training Center as its new Synchronous Learning Management [Read More]

Information Technology Services (ITS) has completed all procedures planned to decommission the Blackboard Learn servers, and has scheduled them to be permanently shut off on June 1, 2016. (The ability for students to login to Blackboard Learn ended on January 31, 2016.) ITS and the Provost originally announced the transition to Blackboard Learn to Canvas in June [Read More]

Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Provost originally announced the transition to Blackboard Learn to Canvas in June of 2014. (See Canvas Migration Timeline). The transition of all courses and organizations is now complete. The ability to login to Blackboard Learn will be disabled on January 31st, 2016. ITS has provided detailed information about the [Read More]

Who: All users of applications connected to Shibboleth authentication services. What: Planned downtime of Shibboleth authentication services.  Users may have to login again after the restart.  Affected services affected include: iSpartan (Google apps, e.g. Mail, Drive, Calendar) Canvas Box Office 365 SpartanCard Online Qualtrics When: Friday, December 4, 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (brief downtime [Read More]

UNCG has adopted WebEx Training Center as its official synchronous learning management (SLMS) solution. An SLMS enables students to participate in online class meetings from their computer or mobile device, and is used primarily in distance learning and hybrid course situations where some or all of the students are off-campus. In addition to serving basic video-conferencing [Read More]