ITS will continue to purchase and install the DocsToGo Premium and GoodReader apps for all new University-owned iPads when they are installed. All other apps requested by an employee for business purposes will now need to be purchased directly through their department.
In January 2011, ITS introduced a new VPN Client for secure access to the Baylor network. Virtual Private Network (VPN) is provided by ITS as a convenient and secure way to access certain Baylor systems, such as Banner, TRAX, BearQuest, and Kahlix from off campus.
Blackboard is still running in the off-site location while the on-campus maintenance continues. We plan to bring regular Blackboard services back online around noon on Friday, May 27. During this time, please continue to treat Blackboard as read-only and avoid making changes to your courses or organizations.
A switch and router upgrade to the AIRBEAR network will be performed on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time, access from the campus wireless networks (AIRBEAR, AIRBEAR-WPA2 and BU-EVENT) may experience intermittent service disruptions.
Hardware upgrades will be performed to the internet firewalls on Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. While the maintenance window is in effect, there will be brief periods where internet access will be unavailable. (Access between servers in the datacenter will not be affected).
Major systems including BearWeb, BearSpace, BearQuest and Banner will be down for required system maintenance on Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Other systems and online services will be unavailable during this outage.
The ID System will be down for scheduled maintenance to apply software upgrades on Thursday, May 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Door access will continue to operate; however, no changes to access or door locking schedules will be accepted during the outage.
Server maintenance will be performed on the BEARdocs system beginning Tuesday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 18. All access, including submitting electronic theses and dissertations, will be unavailable during this time.
Server maintenance will be performed on Blackboard on Monday, May 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until noon to install Blackboard application updates. There will be an interruption in access to Blackboard during this outage.