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[Scheduled]

June 24, 2020

[Service Alert] We’re performing scheduled maintenance on FASER

Filed under: FASER, [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Benjamin Steeples @ 11:36 am

Planned work

FASER (https://www1.essex.ac.uk/e-learning/tools/faser2/ and https://faser.essex.ac.uk/) will be unavailable on Monday 13 July 2020 while we carry out essential maintenance work. We anticipate that the work will be complete by the end of the day.

If you have any questions about this work please email ltt@essex.ac.uk.

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June 23, 2020

[Service Alert] We are making improvements to Panopto and Listen Again

Filed under: Listen Again, [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Benjamin Steeples @ 11:55 am

Planned work

Listen Again (https://listenagain.essex.ac.uk/) and Panopto (https://panopto.essex.ac.uk/) will be unavailable on Thursday 23 July and Friday 24 July so that we can upgrade to the latest version of Panopto. We anticipate the work will take two days to complete, but we’ll update you here as soon as it’s done.

The new version of Panopto brings several useful features, including:

  • Machine transcription of new recordings;
  • In-browser video recording;
  • Recycle bin to recover deleted recordings;
  • Improved analytics.

We are sorry that you will be unable to access the above services during this time. Any teaching events taking place in Zoom during this period will be imported into Listen Again and Panopto once they are back up and running.

If you have any questions about this work please email ltt@essex.ac.uk.

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[Service Alert] Planned downtime for Panopto and Listen Again

Filed under: Listen Again, [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Benjamin Steeples @ 11:55 am

Work complete, 8 July 09:45:

The planned works have now been completed successfully. We apologise for the overrun and any inconvenience caused.

If you notice any issues, please let the IT Helpdesk know.

Update, 11:30:

Listen Again and Panopto have now largely been returned to service. However, recordings from 2018/19 and earlier are currently unavailable. We will update this post when works are complete.

Planned work:

Listen Again (https://listenagain.essex.ac.uk/) and Panopto (https://panopto.essex.ac.uk/) will be unavailable on the morning of Tuesday 7 July so that we can prepare for a new version of Panopto. We anticipate the work will take the whole morning to complete, but we’ll update you here as soon as it’s done.

We are sorry that you will be unable to access the above services during this time. Any teaching events taking place in Zoom during this period will be imported into Listen Again and Panopto once they are back up and running.

If you have any questions about this work please email ltt@essex.ac.uk.

The University of Essex will moderate comments and there will be a delay before any posts appear.

June 22, 2020

[Scheduled] Planned cybersecurity upgrades are happening soon

Filed under: Security, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Kit Lindsley @ 8:46 am

Work complete

This is now complete. If you’re still having trouble please let the IT Helpdesk know.

 

Update

Good news – the upgrade work was a success and we’re now monitoring the situation.

 

Planned work

As part of our ongoing programme of improvements to enhance cybersecurity, we’ve got some planned upgrades happening on:

  • Monday 22 June between 9.00am and 11.00am

Don’t worry, you’ll still have access to all our services during this time and you shouldn’t experience any issues.

We’ll update you here as soon as the work is finished. Thanks as always for your patience.

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June 11, 2020

[Service Alert] Planned upgrade work on Unit4/Agresso Finance System (Monday 15 June 2020)

Filed under: Corporate systems, [Resolved], [Scheduled], [Service Alert] — Dorothy Lolley @ 6:35 pm

Planned work

Our Commercial Applications team will be carrying out an upgrade on the Unit4 Finance System on Monday 15 June 2020.  Please ensure you save all your work on Friday 12 June 2020 and log out of the system

We anticipate the upgrade will take the whole day to complete, but we’ll update you here as soon as it’s done.

During this time the following features will be unavailable:
• All transaction input including on-line expenses
• Research Funding costing and approvals
• Request to Recruit process
• Reports and Enquiries

We are sorry that you will be unable to access the system during this time.

If you have any questions about this work please email bsthelp@essex.ac.uk

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