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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 […]

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 Get to know Windows Getting started with Windows 7 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.


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.

Groupwise to Outlook

Likely the biggest impact of our Novell to Microsoft Migration will be the move away from Novell’s Groupwise for email management to Microsoft’s Outlook. The migration won’t occur until 2011 but we are planning already so the transition is as easy as possible. We are very pleased that Carl Janzen has agreed to help with […]


We have launched the migration project and are on target to meet the schedule on our project plan. The project plan has staff migrating from Novell’s GroupWise, as the office email tool, to Microsoft’s Outlook in early 2011. There will be training offered on Outlook before the migration and we will provide details as we […]