[UPDATE] AT&T Connectivity Issues to FAU

The connectivity issues between AT&T and FAU appear to be improving and FAU services should be generally available to users on AT&T internet connections at this time. We are still seeing small amounts of packet loss, however, affecting both AT&T and Comcast. These disruptions appear to be the result of several fiber cuts across south Florida causing congestion at ISPs.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Network and Telecom

AT&T Connectivity Issues to FAU

AT&T internet users are currently experiencing issues connecting to FAU. Other internet service providers that utilize AT&T connectivity may also be affected. As a result of these issues, some users will experience dropped traffic, slow-loading web pages, and other degradation of performance. We will provide an update when we have more information.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Instructional Technologies, Network and Telecom

[RESOLVED] Some MyFAU Modules may not load properly

The issue has been resolved and MyFAU is fully functioning at this time.

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We are currently investigating why certain MyFAU modules may not properly load. If a part of the MyFAU page will not load properly, refreshing may resolve the issue.

We are working to resolve this as soon possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Educational Technologies, Email, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 28 from 12:01AM to 7:00AM

Office of Information Technology will be performing routine systems maintenance which includes but is not limited to rebooting Windows servers as deemed necessary, installing critical patches and other health checks on Thursday, 09/28/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on September 28, 2023. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install several module upgrades/patches/administrative pages to bring FAU up to compliance with the latest Financial Aid releases.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time.


Upgrade Identity and Access Management Test
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the test identity and access management system by pointing the single sign-on and group management systems at the new directory structure and activating the test account recovery and activation system. 
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Affected services: All systems using test SSO
End-user impact: Test users may be unable to login during maintenance.


BHRIC Server maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance on the BHRIC Domain Controllers
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: Health domain
End-user impact: No end user downtime or impact is expected


Network Security Adjustments – CM22 Desktop Network
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: No FAU services will be impacted by this change
End-user impact: In general, end user impact in the CM22 desktop subnet is not expected. However, this will cause some issues if a user in CM22 is trying to share their screen with a vendor using an unapproved remote management tool.


Atlassian Cloud Login Changes
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Atlassian Access login policies to force all @fau.edu addresses to use Single Sign On and MFA.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: All Atlassian.com cloud services
End-user impact: Users using @fau.edu accounts on Atlassian.com will be forced to use SSO.


Enrolled Students into Financial Aid courses in Canvas
Description of change: Create a list of freshmen students by term to be enrolled in Financial Aid courses in Canvas.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: Canvas
End-user impact: Students


Upgrade OwlForms (OwlAdminPages)
Description of change: OIT will upgrade framework to latest version to be up to date with new features and security updates.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: OwlForm (OwlAdmin Pages)
End-user impact: OwlForm Admin users


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Research Computing, Systems

Mediasite Update

The vendor will be updating Mediasite to the latest release during the scheduled maintenance window on September 23, between 1:01 AM and 5:00 AM EDT. Extended downtime is not expected. However, Mediasite may be unavailable for brief periods during this time.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Lecture Capture

[NETWORK DISRUPTION] – Boca Raton Campus – 9:35 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

The Boca Raton campus experienced network disruptions between 9:35 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. today due to hardware issues. These disruptions may have prevented users from accessing FAU technology services as well as access to the internet from most FAU campuses.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Network and Telecom

[RESOLVED] Apps.fau.edu will be unavailable the morning of 8/29/23 due to stability enhancement changes

OIT will be performing changes to apps.fau.edu in order to improve stability of the site the morning of 8/29/23, between 3AM and 7AM. During this time apps.fau.edu will be down.

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Posted in Educational Technologies, Systems

Mediasite Update

Sonic Foundry will be updating Mediasite Video Cloud to the latest release during the scheduled maintenance window on August 27, between 1:01 AM and 5:00 AM EDT. Extended downtime is not expected. However, Mediasite may be unavailable for brief periods during this time.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Lecture Capture

Simple Syllabus Working Slower Than Usual

Simple Syllabus is experiencing slow-downs and sporadic errors because of start-of-semester web traffic. They have notified us that they are addressing this issue through the evening to bring things back up to speed.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Educational Technologies

[RESOLVED]Success Network (EAB Navigate) is currently experiencing slowness.

The Success Network (EAB Navigate) system is currently experiencing slow loading and navigating within the system. The vendor has been notified and we will post an update as we have additional information.

OIT

Posted in Educational Technologies, Systems, Uncategorized