Tech News on Hawk Hill

Blackboard Update Friday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.

Since upgrading to the new server early Tuesday morning, the Blackboard (Bb) system has needed to be restarted at least once each day. The most recent restart occurred Thursday evening at 8:30pm and, at that time, new configuration changes were applied to the system as recommended by Blackboard Inc, our software provider. In monitoring the…

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The Latest News on Blackboard

Since our last Blackboard communication, Information Technology (IT) has applied a software patch (April 14 at 3:15am) and made Bb configuration changes (April 15 at 3:45pm) based on recommendations from Blackboard Inc., our software provider.  Despite the changes, the Bb system remains unstable and it has had to be restarted on three occasions in the…

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Intermittent Internet Problems-Monday, April 12.

On the evening of Monday, April 12 between 7:00PM and 8:45PM, the university network periodically lost connectivity with the Internet.   Upon detection, we immediately notified our Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the problem and have been informed that a wide area has been affected.  Our ISP continues to work on the problem, and while…

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Blackboard Update Friday, April 9, 2010 1:00 pm

The Blackboard (Bb) system has been stable for approximately 30 hours. Yesterday at 7:45AM, IT applied a configuration change as recommended by Blackboard Inc, our software provider, and since that time Bb’s performance has improved and the system has not crashed. We are not prepared at this time to say that the problem is fully…

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Blackboard Update April 8, 2010 9:30am

In the past 24 hours, Information Technology has applied several new configuration changes to the Blackboard (Bb) system as recommended by Blackboard Inc., our software provider. While these changes have improved certain aspects of Bb system performance and we’ve experienced fewer system crashes in the past day, Bb continues to remain unstable. With each system…

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Font Change to Save Ink

A student at the University of Wisconsin discovered that switching fonts from Arial to Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink. The cost of ink is on the rise, so this small change may be very beneficial in the long run.

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Easter Break

Next week, we will be closed on Friday, April 2nd for the Easter Holiday. Our offices will reopen normal time on Monday. Thank you and have a great Easter!

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Twitter Phishing Scam

A recent Twitter Phishing Scam takes the form of a direct message from one of your followers. The message has the subject “This you????” and a link to an external site that prompts for your Twitter password. If you have gone to this site and entered your password, you should change it right away. For…

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Facebook Link is Actually Virus

Over the past several days there have been many links and messages being sent through Facebook that are in fact a serious risk to your computer. If you get an email from a friend sent from Facebook, DO NOT open it. These messages and links will infect your computer with spyware. Once the link has…

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SPAM Email: Thursday, February 25th

*SJU Notice* Your email account has been reported for numerous spam activities from a foreign ip recently. As a result, sju.edu has received advice to suspend your account. However, you might not be the one promoting this Spam, as your email account might have been compromised. To protect your account from sending spam mails, you…

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