On Friday, October 15th, the Blackboard server was upgraded to version 6.2.3. However, because of a version conflict, the TurnItIn feature was not installed. The vendor has since corrected the problem and the TurnItIn module is now functional.
Maintenance will be performed Friday, November 12 at 6:00 PM through Saturday, November 13 at 6:00 PM on the Peoplesoft database server in order to perform system upgrades. Access to the Peoplesoft financial system will be interrupted during this outage.
Within the last twenty-four hours, Baylor University has observed a new type of email virus. The virus typically has an alluring text, such as stating that your credit card has been charged by Paypal or Citibank. The email includes a link that when clicked infects the computer reading the message. It is extremely important to be careful when opening unexpected emails that you avoid clicking links contained within those unexpected emails. Deleting the message is the best course of action.
Today Baylor's Electronic Library launched Bearspace, a new 100 MB secure, campus-wide file management and collaboration solution for faculty, students or staff. Bearspace will be available to faculty and staff as a pilot system for the remainder of the fall semester. The pilot project will allow for testing and monitoring of the Bearspace system to refine the system requirements for over 16,000 users with 24 hour/7 day availability. A launch for the students is planned for spring 2005.