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  • Possible Intermittent Service

    On Thursday, June 2 there will be a possibility of intermittent service between 5am and 7am due to an infrastructure upgrade. No changes to the Learn@Illinois Moodle service itself will be made at this time.

  • Learn@Illinois down for update

    The Learn@Illinois service is down for a scheduled upgrade. We will be back up very soon.

     After a successful upgrade, the Learn@Illinos service is back online. The upgrade took approximately 71 minutes.

    The Learn@Illinois service is down for a short time more to perform some DB maintenance. We should be up shortly.

    The Learn@Illinois service is now back up; thank you for your patience.

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled Downtime (Successful)

    The Learn@Illinois service will be down starting at 5:30AM on Thursday, November 10th while we update the system. We should be back up momentarily

     

    The Learn@Illinois service upgrae was done successfully.

    Some users will be asked to resolve inconsitencies in their gradebook the next time they access the gradebook. This is done by clicking the correct button. These users should resolve these inconsistencies. More informaton about this change can be found here (https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/Grades_min_max). Please direct any quesitons to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Learn@illinois Down for Upgrade

    Due to some small technical difficulties, we were unable to perform the upgrade this morning. These difficulties had nothing to do with the upgrade, but rather with the process of the upgrade.  We are planning on performing the upgrade at 5:30 A.M. tomorrow morning, 11/12/2015.  The upgrade window Thursday morning will be from 5:30 AM to 8 AM.

     

    The Learn@Illinois service will be down for an upgrade starting at 4:00AM on Wednesday, November 11th. The service will return to operation well before 8:00AM

  • Learn@Illinois Upgrade on Wednesday, November 11th

    On Wednesday, November 11th, starting at 4:00AM (one hour before our normal maintenance window), we will be updating our Learn@Illinois system. The main purpose of this upgrade is to alleviate some of the gradebook slowness that many users have been experiencing this semester, especially in large courses. We anticipate that we will be done well before 8:00AM which is the normal end of our maintenance window.

    While our tests have shown significant improvement in gradebook performance when conducting normal tasks such as moving grades from one column to another, we are going to continue to work to improve performance even more. Making the gradebook even better is still the primary focus of our January 2016 upgrade.

    The major components of this upgrade include:

    • Upgrading the Moodle version from 2.8.6 to 2.8.9 which will capture improvements made by the core Moodle developers.
    • Changing the default so that each grade's contribution to the total score for each student is hidden. This has been a major cause of the slowness that large courses have experienced since this value had to be recalculated any time any grade operation was completed.
    • Not calculating this value when the item was hidden in the Gradebook User Report.

    If you have any questions about this upgrade, please drop us an email at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu.

    Thanks,The Learn@Illinois Development Team

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled downtime

    The Learn@Illinois system will be down starting at 5:00AM on Wednesday, August 19th for a scheduled upgrade. For details on the upgrade, please visit the following page http://publish.illinois.edu/atlas-tlt/learnillinois/august-2015-upgrade/

    We anticipate being back up by 8:00AM, and hopefully well before then.

  • Learn@Illinois scheduled upgrade

    The Learn@Illinois service will be down starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 3rd for a scheduled update. We don't anticipate that this will take longer than 60 minutes.

    The Learn@illinois service is back up after a successful upgrade. Please direct any quesitons or concerns to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu.

  • Learn@Illinois Down for Scheduled Maintenance

    The Learn@illinois Service will be down for scheduled maintenance starting at 6:00AM CDT. While this downtime is scheduled until 8:00AM, we anticipate to be back up well before then.

    If you have any questions, please contact atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

     

    The Learn@illinois service is backup after a successful upgrade. To see a summary of what was upgraded, please visit http://publish.illinois.edu/atlas-tlt/learnillinois/march-2015-upgrade-to-learnillinois/

  • Learn@Illinois Down for scheduled maintenance

    The Learn@Illinois service will be down starting at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, Feburary 11th for infrastructure maintenance. We anticipate the down time to be less than an hour.

     

    The Learn@Illinois service is up and running again. Our changes took approximately 40 minutes.

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled Downtime

    Learn@Illinois will be down starting at 5:00AM for a scheduled upgrade. We will be back up no later than 8:00AM, probably a lot sooner. - 12/07/2015

     

    The Learn@Illinois service is now back online after a successful upgrade. Please direct any questions or concerns to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled Downtime

    Starting at 6:30AM on Wednesday, December 3rd, Learn@Illinois will experience about 30 minutes of scheduled downtime. We are finding some errors in our logs that require the restarting of the caching servers.

     

    We successfully restarted the cache servers and tested the system; Learn@Illinois is back up and running.

  • Illinois Scheduled Downtime - All Clear

    5:00AM - The Learn@Illinois Moodle Service is down because of a scheduled upgrade

     

    6:15AM - THe Learn@Illinois Moodle Service is back up after a successful upgrade

  • Learn@Illinois down for scheduled maintenance

    The Learn@Illinois Moodle service is now up and running; thank you for your patience.

     

    The Learn@Illinois Moodle service is down for scheduled maintenance. We will be up as soon as possible.

  • Scheduled Server Maintenance - 9/17/2015

    The ATLAS-TLT team will be making some improvements to our server infrastrcture on the morning on Wednesday, 09/17/2014. This will occur during our normal maintenance window starting at 5:00AM. We anticipate completing the maintenance well before the end of our server window at 9:00AM During the time we are performing the maintenance, the Learn@Illinois Moodle service will be unavailable.

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled Downtime

    The upgrade to Learn@Illinois has finished successfully. We experienced a problem with our file storage, so please contact atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you have any problems or questions.

     

    The upgrade ran into a couple of slight problems, so we will be going over our scheduled time. We apologize for any inconvencience, and we will be up ASAP.

     

    The Learn@Illinois Moodle service is scheduled to be down starting at 5:00AM on Thursday, August 14th for a service upgrade. We are scheduling 4 hours of downtime although we expect to finish before then if everything goes smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Learn@Illinois Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance

    The Learn@Illinois Moodle service is currently unavailable for scheduled maintenance. We expect to be up very soon.

    The Upgrade this morning is finished and Learn@Illinois is backup and running.

  • Scheduled downtime for the morning of August 6th, 2014

    The Learn@illinois Moodle service will experience a brief scheduled outage on Wednesday, August 6th, starting at 5:30AM. This outage is necessary for the installation of our new Course Request system. We anticipate that the service will be up and fully operational no later than 7:00AM and hopefully much sooner than that. Please send any questions to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Scheduled downtime on Wednesday, 06/25/2014

    In order to perform some infrastructure maintenance, the Learn@Illinois Moodle service will be down starting at 6:00AM on Wednesday, June 25th. We should be back up and running well before 7:00.

    The infrastructure mainenance has been completed. We are back up and running. Total downtime was 15 minutes.

  • Learn@Illinois scheduled downtime

    The Service at Learn@Illinois is now backup after some minor upgrades. Please let us know if anything is not working correctly so we can address it ASAP. Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.

     

    The Service at Learn@Illinois will be taken down at 11:00AM today (1/15/14) until 1:00PM at hte latest. This is for a small upgrade and some maintenance issues. We will let you all know when it is backup again.

  • Learn@Illinois Scheduled downtime on Wednesday, 1/15/14

  • Learn@Illinois Upgrade - 1/09/2013

    The upgrade to Learn@Illinois is complete. We tested the new software; however, if you notice any strange behavior that was not there before, please alert us at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu right away so we can address the issue. The upgrade tool less than 50 minutes.

     

    Learn@Illinois will be down from approximately 5:00AM until approximately 9:00AM on Thursday, January 9th for an upgrade. We will update this status when we are back up. Thanks for your patience.

  • Learn@Illinois is down for scheduled mainenance. We are back up.

    Learn@Illinois is down for scheduled maintenance. We expect to be back up and running before 7:00AM (however, this is subject to change). Please direct al inquirities to atlas-tlt@gmail.com

    Update: The update on Learn@Illinois was successful. It took a little over 40 minutes and we are back in business. Let us know right away if anything is not working as expected. atlas-tlt@gmail.com

  • Learn@Illinois downtime on 9/25/2013 - Completed

    Update: Security patches installed successfully. Learn@Illlinois is back up and running.

     

    We will be doing some security updates to Learn@Illinois on 9/25/2013 starting at 5:00AM. We hope to back up an running well before 8:00AM. 

  • Possible Outage on 9/5/2013

    At 5:30 AM on Thursday, 9/5/2013, CITES will be upgrading the software on all of the main campus network routers. As part of this process, these routers have to be rebooted and they will not be operational during the reboot. Learn@Illinois will probably experience a brief outage during this time that should last no more than 5 minutes. It might not even be noticeable at all. Any risk of downtime should be complete at 7:30AM. More information can be found on the CITES status page (http://status.illinois.edu/SystemStatus/jsp/view_events.jsp?eventId=60&callFrom=currentEventPage&pageId=CC)

    Geoffrey E. Brewster

    Learn@Illinois Service Manager

  • Upcoming CITES Network Outages

    CITES is planning two brief network outages next week that will affect Learn@Illinois.

    1. On Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) a network outage is planned for 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM. While this is scheduled for 1 hours, CITES anticipates the actual outage for about 5 minutes.
    2. On Thursday, September 5th a network outage is planned for 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM. We are working with CITES to minimize the affect on Learn@Illinois

    ATLAS staff will be monitoring these outages and will provide updates as we get them. Feel free also visit the CITES Status page for more details. https://appserv4.admin.uillinois.edu/SystemStatus/jsp/current_events.jsp

  • Learn@Illinois - no need for down time this morning

    The server maintenance this morning went without needing any downtime on Learn@illinois. We had been having some intermittent down time episodes in the last week due to an uneeded  backup file that was not fully deleted. Deleting the backup file this morning could have caused the Learn@Illinois server to go down briefly which is why we announced the downtime this morning. This should clear up the problem with the intermittent downtimes we have been experiencing. Please contact atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you have any questions.

  • Scheduled Learn@Illinois Outage

    Learn@Illinois will be down briefly between 6:15AM and 6:45AM on Tuesday, August 27th. We need to do a bit of maintenance on the server to ensure quality service for the rest of the semester. Please address any concerns to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Learn@Illinois is backup

    Learn@Illinois is back up. We did some minor code changes that affected the following:

    • We are now able to create new Voice Boards, Voice Podcasts and Voice Presentations
    • Ensemble videos now work in Lessons
  • Learn@Illinois is down for scheduled maintenance

    Learn@Illinois is down for scheduled maintenance. We will be back up shortly.

  • Learn@Illinois Maintenance Outage on Thursday

    On Thursday, August 22nd, we will be doing one more maintenance update to Learn@Illinois. Learn@Illinois will be down starting at 5:00AM. We should be finished up within a couple of hours.

    The issues that will be addressed in this maintenance update include the following (this list may be updated periodically):

    • The inability ot create new Voice Boards and Voice Podcasts
    • Ensemble videos not working in Moodle Lessons

    We are also aware of the following issues and will most likely have fixes for them:

    • The inability to access grading scales
    • Severe styling issues on the Feedback module preview

    Let us know if you have any questions or concerns (atlas-tlt@illinois.edu)

    Geoff Brewster

    Learn@Illinois Service Manager

  • Learn@Illinois is back up

    The service at Learn@Illinois has been restored. The maintenance update was successful and took a little over 1 hour. The problems that were fixed include the following:

    • The inability to create Blackboard Collaborate sessions was fixed.
    • A couple of errors on the backend that were affecting performance
    • The inability to backup and restore Collapsed Topics courses was fixed
    • The activity grader plugin is now working properly
    • We should now be able to use single quotes in Ensemble videos.

    We will be having another scheduled outage on Thursday morning to take care of a few more last minute issues. If you notice anything not workign properly, please let us know at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu.

    Thanks,

  • Learn@Illinois is down for scheduled maintenance

    Learn@Illinois is down for some bug fixes and performance improvements. We anticipate being back up well before 10:00.

  • Learn@illinois (Moodle) Outage - Thursday, 8-22-13

    Hello Moodle users,

                  there will be a scheduled Moodle service outage on Thursday, 8-22-13 from 5 am to 10 am.  Please plan your schedules accordingly.

    You may contact us at  atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this event.

    Thank you,

    The ATLAS-TLT Team

  • Scheduled Moodle Outage - Tuesday, 8-20-13

    Hello Moodle users,

                  there will be a scheduled Moodle service outage on Tuesday, 8-20-13 from 8 am to 10 am.  Please plan your schedules accordingly.

    You may contact us at  atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this event.

     

    Thank you,

    The ATLAS-TLT Team

  • Learn@Illinois Update successful

    The upgrade to Learn@illinois was successful. We started at 5:08 AM and restored service at 9:08 AM (sorry about the extra 9 minutes; we had to wait for a test to finish running). The upgrade took 4 hours.

  • Learn@Illinois Upgrade

    On Thursday August 15th 2013, Learn@Illinois will be offline starting at 5:00AM for a scheduled update. We expect the update to take no longer than 4 hours, so expect the service to be up and functioning before 9:00AM on the same day. Please notify atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if the service is not working as expected after 9:00AM.

  • Courses.LAS Retirement

    The old moodle service at the address https://courses.las.illinois.edu will be retired on 8/14/2013 at approximately 10:00AM. The service will be unreachable for approximately two weeks and then it will come back up in read-only mode. This means that instructors and students will be able to access past course material, but will not be able to make any changes.

    Please note that this action will have no affect on the current Moodle service at https://learn.illinois.edu If you have any questions about this message or anything else, please send a message to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

    Geoff Brewster

    Moodle Service Manger

  • PPSB Network Outage: All Clear

    The network at the PPSB Datacenter has been fixed.  There was no outages during today's maintenance.  If you notice anything not working properly, please send a note to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • PPSB Network Outage: Sunday, Aug 11 2013, 5:00 AM - 10:00AM

    What: PPSB Network Outage
    When: Sunday, August 11th from 5am – 10am

    Summary: CITES needs to fix the network at the PPSB Datacenter this Sunday, August 11th starting at 5am and ending by 10am. During this time ATLAS Infrastructure will be onsite with CITES to make sure all ATLAS services recover gracefully after the outage. A full list of affected services are below:

    All status events will be posted to https://illinois.edu/blog/view/1272 (you are encouraged to subscribe to this page, scroll to the bottom of the page)

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    Services affected:

    * ARW (atlas-web, atlas-apps, atlas-data)
    ** Web/app
    ** reporting

    * TLT
    ** Moodle
    ** Lon Capa

    * Digital Media
    ** ensemble
    ** stormore 1
    ** stormore 2

    * Math
    ** Files
    ** Other VMs

    * ATLAS
    ** ATLAS VPN

    * Thin Clients

    * Psych
    ** Email/mailing lists
    ** Other Services

    * Study Abroad
    ** Terra Dotta

    * Stats
    ** Research VM

    * IEI
    ** Terra Dotta

    * CIGI
    ** VMware


  • Learn.illinois down for scheduled maintenance

    Learn.illinois will be down on 4/24/2013 starting at 5:00AM for maintenance.

  • Learn.illinois was put back on online at ~6:22AM. Upgrade went smoothly

    The upgrade to learn.illinois went very well. If you notice anything not working properly, please send a note to atlas-tlt@illinois.edu

  • Learn.illinois down for scheduled maintenance

    At about 5:00AM on 3/13/2013 Learn.illinois was taken down for some scheduled maintenance. We expect to be back up no later than 8:00AM

  • Scheduled Upgrade for Moodle on 3/13/2013

    Learn.illinois will be down from 5:00 to 8:00 on the morning of Wednesday 3/13/2013. The release notes for this version can be found here http://go.illinois.edu/learnillinoisreleasenotes

  • Learn.illinois Scheduled Maintenance

    Learn.illinois will be down starting at 5:00AM on Wednesday, February 6th for bug fixes and server improvement.

  • Learn.illinois is back up

    Update was successful. Learn.illinois is up and functional at 6:37 AM

  • Learn.illinois down for scheduled maintenance

    Learn.illinois will be down starting at 5:00AM on Wednesday, January 23rd for bug fixes and server improvement.

  • learn.illinois is back up

    The upgrade to Moodle 2.3 was successful even thought it took longer than we thought. Please make sure everything is working ok and let us know at atlas-tlt@illinois.edu if you need assistance.

  • Additional status update on 1/9/2013 Moodle upgrade

    It is now about 11:00, and the update just finished up. Now we have some testing to do and we should be operational again. Testing should take no more than an hour, so we should be done by Noon.

  • Status update on 1/9/2013 Moodle upgrade

    The scheduled upgrade for Moodle is taking longer than expected. Due to some minor technical difficulties (nothing to worry about) we didn't get started until about 5:25AM. Also, some of the update processes are taking longer than anticipated. The upshot is that learn.illinois will probably not be up before 11:00AM on 1/9/13. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • learn.illinois scheduled downtime on 1/9/13

    Learn.illinois will be taken down starting at ~5:00AM on Wednesday, 1/9/2013 for an upgrade. Because this upgrade is a bit more involved than some other ones, please do not expect the server to up before 9:00AM. For details of the upgrade, please see the Moodle Announcemnts Page