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2011 Archive

+++++++++++++++++ Blackboard Point of Sale (POS) Dec 15, 8:26 am (Resolved 9:00) Staff using Blackboard POS will experience login problems due to a hardware problem on the Blackboard server. Technicians are currently working on a resolution to this problem. +++++++++++++++++ Marshall Road Annex Dec 15, 8:26 am (Resolved 8:50 am) Students and employees of Marshall […]

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 […]

2010 Archive

Unscheduled Service Interruptions for 2010 +++++++++++++++++++ Online (Blackboard Learning System) update taking longer than expected Dec 30, 2010 10:00  (Resolved Dec 30, 2010 12:47 pm) The Blackboard Learning System update is taking longer than expected.  Services expected to be restored by 1 pm. +++++++++++++++++ myUFV email channel not working Dec 14, 2010 (3:00pm) (Resolved Dec 15, 2010 6:30 am) […]

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. (more…)


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 […]

NOS Startup

IT Services is currently in the planning phase of a major project which will see the university migrate from the currently used Novell Network Operating System (NOS) to a Microsoft based NOS. For background and more information please watch this short video