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UFV Abbotsford Critical Network Upgrades

All web services including, but not limited to the UFV Web site, myUFV, myClass, staff email and student email will be unavailable between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 16th .  Internet and wireless services on the Abbotsford campus will also be unavailable during this period. The service interruption is necessary to complete […]

eHelp Desk Upgrade

eHelp Desk will be upgraded on October 27, 2013 from 8am – 10am. The system will be unavailable to users who wish to submit a new ticket or look up an existing ticket. This upgrade will improve performance and show off a new remodeled user interface. Contact for questions or scheduling issues: Robyn Harcott – robyn.harcott@ufv.ca […]

New student email system launches Feb 3, 2013

On Sunday, February 3, 2013, the new student email system will go live. This change is being made as our current system reaches end of life. Our new system will be available for you the afternoon of February 3, 2013. Your old email will not be transferred automatically to the new email system.  If there […]

New Content Management System – myWeb

Introducing myWeb! UFV’s new web content management system is coming this fall Last year UFV’s website (ufv.ca) had three million visits from more than 900,000 unique visitors. Our website is a critical communications channel for every UFV department. UFV employees having to edit UFV web pages, find the current web content management system (CMS) difficult […]

Windows 7 Resources

As more and more of the workstations on campus are moving to Windows 7, you may find yourself in need of some assistance for various tasks. Here are a list of resources to make use of: Tour Windows 7 How-to videos Explore Windows  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/explore Get to know Windows  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/explore/get-to-know Getting started with Windows 7  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/getting-started Windows […]

BBLearn – Limited Pilot

  Login page for BB Learn We are well underway in our limited pilot for Blackboard Learn 9.1. We’ve had a few glitches, but overall, the system seems to be running smoothly. The May term will see all students of fully online and hybrid/blended courses migrated to this version, while the fall term will add […]

Learning Management System -

Our Learning Management System has been selected, and while we continue to go with Blackboard, we will be doing a major upgrade to BB Learn 9.X.  This will be rolled out in a very limited trial January 2012, with fully online and hybrid/blended courses included for May 2012.  Full implementation including supplementals will be Fall […]

Outlook migration scheduled for February 2011

As part of the Network Operating System migration project, UFV will be moving from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook email in February 2011. In preparation for that change, auto-archiving has been disabled. IT Services will begin transferring archived messages to the new system on Monday, December 13.

NOS RFP

We have assessed the responses to an RFP for the hardware requirements related to the migration and have ordered from the vendor offering the best value. We expect the hardware to arrive soon and to be able to start configuring servers on schedule.

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