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Oct
10
eClass Outage Saturday October 20th 2018
Posted by Dave Laurie on 10 October 2018 03:41 PM

Attention eClass users,

This is an alert that there will be a maintenance outage for eClass on Saturday October 20th 2018 from 6:00AM to 9:00AM. This outage is required to release usability improvements and bug fixes to eClass.

The major changes of note in this version of eClass include:

  • A number of fixes and feature improvements have been added to the Group Peer Assessment activity.
  • The quiz summary table display has been improved.
  • Quiz statistics for random questions are now fully listed.
  • The course overview block will now correctly display up to 150 courses.
  • The anonymous forum styling has been improved and completion tracking has been removed from the settings.
  • An issue with incorrect profile descriptions has been resolved.
  • The eClass favicon has been updated.
  • Miscellaneous useability and bug fixes have been applied throughout the site.

Please note that while we have booked a 3 hour maintenance window, eClass will be available as soon as the required changes are complete. We will be sending an additional announcement once access to eClass has been restored.

eClass and eClassLive will be unavailable for the duration of this outage. If you have any questions about this outage, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca.

Regards,
IST eClass Support


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Sep
4
eClass Service Interruption
Posted by Chris Goetz on 04 September 2018 09:56 AM

Attention eClass users,

The eClass service experienced a service degradation this morning from approximately 9:30AM to 9:50AM. Full access to the system should now been restored.

Thank you very much for your patience during this outage. If you have any questions, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca

Regards,
IST eClass Support


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Aug
31
Highlights of eClass Changes for Fall 2018
Posted by Dave Laurie on 31 August 2018 02:05 PM

eClass underwent a major upgrade in June 2018 that included a number of improvements and visual changes. The major changes that will impact instructors and students in Fall 2018 are listed below.

For all users:

  • The eClass theme has been completely overhauled and numerous usability improvements have been made to streamline the look and feel of the site. User tours are embedded throughout the site to illustrate the new interface in place.
  • Personal message and notification menus are now easily accessible from top navigation bar.
  • A new design and new features have been added to the Calendar.

For instructors:

The full list of changes is available here.

If you have any questions about any of these changes or new features, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca.


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Aug
15
eClass Outage Saturday August 25th 2018 - UPDATED
Posted by Chris Goetz on 15 August 2018 03:59 PM

UPDATE: eClass is now available - the maintenance outage was completed early and the site was released on August 25th 2018 at 7:00AM.

Attention eClass users,

This is a reminder that there will be a scheduled maintenance outage for eClass on August 25th 2018 from 6:00AM to 9:00AM. This outage is required to release minor updates and bug fixes to eClass. The major changes of note in this version of eClass include:

  • The Syllabus Creation Tool has been updated and is now available across the site.
  • Courses that reside within Faculties with access to Kaltura will now have the Kaltura ‘MyMedia’ link available through the left navigation drawer.
  • The group sign-up block now includes additional options to prevent students from seeing the names of existing group members and from directly adding peers to groups.
  • To comply with University of Alberta digital style guidelines, the eClass banner repository course is being decommissioned. Images that were previously available in this course will be replaced with a smaller selection of banners that conform to current policy.
  • The course participation report is being deprecated and will no longer be available within the reports area.
  • Miscellaneous bug and security fixes have been applied throughout the site.

Please note that while we have booked a 3 hour maintenance window, eClass will be available as soon as the required infrastructure changes are complete. We will be sending an additional announcement once access to eClass has been restored.
eClass and eClassLive will be unavailable for the duration of this outage. If you have any questions about this outage, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca.

Regards,
IST eClass Support


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Aug
10
ePoll Outage Announcement - Friday August 24th 2018
Posted by Dave Laurie on 10 August 2018 12:40 PM

Attention ePoll users,

This is a notification that there will be a maintenance outage for ePoll on Friday, August 24th 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. This outage is required to apply infrastructure updates and release a new version of the application.

This new version of ePoll includes some useful new functionality as we open up the service for full Beta access. New features include:

  • Instructors can now edit questions and answers that have not yet been polled.
  • Poll results can now be pushed directly to student devices.
  • Instructors can now designate correct answers in all question types. This feature can be used to collect student results.
  • Instructors will now have a workflow to push poll scores into eClass.
  • Users can now login with the UofA’s Single-Sign-On (SSO) functionality using their CCID and password.

Please note that this outage requires a database rebuild so any student participation data in past sessions must be downloaded prior to the outage.

ePoll will be unavailable for the duration of this outage. If you have any questions about this outage, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca.

Regards,
IST eClass Support


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