News from IT Services

Here you will find all the latest news from IT Services. It includes information on maintenance and current problems.

Blackboard unavailable: Tuesday 19 December 2017, 1.30am - 9.30am

Essential maintenance is planned to update Blackboard on Tuesday 19 December 2017 between 1.30am and 9.30am. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time.

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IT Training Workshops – new dates released

Organisational Development in conjunction with IT Services provide a range of courses to help you to develop your IT skills and make the most effective use of technology for your work.

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Multiple systems unavailable: Monday 4 December - Thursday 7 December 2017

Essential maintenance is scheduled to upgrade the University’s Identity Management System, between 8am on Monday 4 December and 5pm on Thursday 7 December 2017. During this period, multiple systems reliant on the software and hardware will be unavailable. Therefore, you are advised, where possible, to undertake activities affected outside of this period.

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Upgrade your University Mac to MacOS Sierra

If your University Mac is running OS X Yosemite (v10.10.x) you should upgrade to macOS Sierra soon as possible, as Yosemite will not be supported soon. You can use Mac Self Service to upgrade if you are on the Mac Assurance Service. macOS High Sierra is not recommended whilst testing is carried out.

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Proposed teaching software for academic year 2017-18

Student PCs are due to be upgraded to Windows 10 in the summer. The proposed list of programs that will be installed on student University PCs or will be available for students to use, has been released. Let us know if you have any concerns that might affect your teaching.

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