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eCampus and HonorLock Outage

03/11/2021

eCampus Outage

Blackboard will be performing emergency maintenance between 1:00 a.m. -  5:00 a.m. CST Friday, March 12. During this time, eCampus will be unavailable. Please make note of the system outage and plan accordingly.



eCampus Outage Alert

01/28/2021
eCampus will be unavailable between 1:00 a.m. -  5:00 a.m. CST Friday, January 29 for maintenance. Please make note of the system outage and plan accordingly.

ZOOM Login through SSO

01/21/2021

To access Zoom meetings generated by Texas A&M University Zoom accounts for your courses, office hours, and other academic activities, please be sure to sign into Zoom using the SSO option.

There are two ways to sign into Zoom using SSO.



Start of Semester Updates

01/08/2021

Canvas-Led Training Tuesday, January 12 & Thursday, January 14 Sign Up Here!
Member Management is Live in ORCA **Trainings Required**
Deadline for Combining Courses in Canvas is January 11
January Canvas Video Update Watch Here! Stay up to date with the Canvas implementation! This month’s update includes demos of Member Management and Course Combining in ORCA.



Holiday TimeSavers

12/14/2020

We've packaged time savers just for you!

Quick Links

A comprehensive list of links from Keep Teaching, Keep Learning, and LMS websites to easily navigate and get you where you want to be faster.
 

Canvas-Led Trainings in January

A series of 3-hour intensive sessions led by a Canvas learning specialist. Beginner and advanced tracks are available. Sign up today!
 

Social Media Toolkit

A downloadable toolkit designed for College Communicators and those charged with amplifying content about the digital learning environment.



Spring Courses Available in Learning Management Systems

11/17/2020
All Spring 2021 courses have now been loaded in both Canvas and eCampus. Courses in Canvas are unpublished and courses in eCampus are inactive. Per the Provost’s email on June 29th 2020, the expectation is that all course instructors communicate to students in the syllabus which learning management system (LMS) will be used to teach each course. We encourage you to select one LMS to use per course to avoid confusion for your students.

End of Semester Planning

11/17/2020
Dear Course Instructors,

We have curated several resources to support you in your end-of-semester teaching and learning efforts. Thank you to the Exam Experience Committee led by Dr. Christian Brannstrom for compiling many of these resources.

Online Proctoring Solutions at a Glance

Course instructors should select an online proctoring solution that best meets assessment objectives.



Big Splash

11/10/2020
The Big Splash is for all course instructors, teaching assistants, and staff who support teaching and learning at Texas A&M University. We have designed the Big Splash to link best practices and innovative technology applications to the Canvas learning environment, yet we also recognize that not everyone has opted into using Canvas yet. Each session is intended to be inclusive of the modes of delivery at Texas A&M University for the Fall 2020 semester and offer insights and ideas to meet you where you are, wherever you are, in preparing.

Multimedia Storage Solutions Available in Learning Management Systems

11/03/2020
Canvas course file quotas have been increased from 500MB to 1GB.  In addition, we have two opportunities to help you integrate large files and multimedia assets; and create collaborative spaces to enhance the student experience within your course.

eCampus System Outage Saturday, Oct. 3

10/01/2020
eCampus will be unavailable between 1 a.m – noon (Central) Saturday, Oct. 3 for maintenance.

Interim Exam Guidance for eCampus Users 9/30/20 to 10/2/20

09/30/2020
Over the past few weeks, Texas A&M University’s instance of Blackboard (eCampus) has been unreliable during peak exam times. The LMS teams have, and will continue, to meet with leadership at Blackboard daily until there is resolution from Blackboard.

eCampus Outage Updates

09/18/2020
Over the past week eCampus has encountered performance issues where at times the system is slow or unresponsive. The Learning Management (LMS) administrative team has urged Blackboard to resolve the issue as soon as possible. 

Honorlock Online Proctoring Solution Available in Learning Management Systems

09/11/2020
Honorlock automated plus live pop-in proctoring for online exams is now available in Canvas and eCampus. We encourage you to explore the resources below in advance of taking an exam using Honorlock. 

Honorlock Online Proctoring Solution Available in Learning Management Systems

09/11/2020
Honorlock automated plus live pop-in proctoring for online exams is now available to all Texas A&M University course instructors via Canvas and eCampus. Honorlock requires the use of a learning management system. As a reminder, all Fall 2020 courses have been provisioned a course in both Canvas and eCampus. 

IT ALERT: eCampus system outage

09/10/2020
eCampus will be unavailable between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Central Time for emergency database maintenance.

Please make note and plan accordingly for the scheduled outage.

Zoom Outage

08/24/2020
The web version of Zoom is experiencing a nationwide outage. Texas A&M University users can still join Zoom meetings using the desktop or mobile app. 
 

Message to Students: Canvas Course Access

08/18/2020

If your course instructor has indicated you will use Canvas for that particular course, below are important updates:



Canvas Implementation Message: Daily Processes Occurring in Canvas

08/17/2020

If you are using Canvas to deliver your course instruction this fall, please see below so that you are aware of when you can expect updates to take effect in your course courses:



Fall Courses Available in Learning Management Systems

07/15/2020
All Fall 2020 courses have now been loaded in both Canvas and eCampus. Courses in Canvas are unpublished and courses in eCampus are inactive.

Canvas Practice Course Shells Now Live for Fall Course Instructors

07/06/2020

Fall Course Instructors should now have access to a practice shell in Canvas. We encourage you to follow the steps below to get started with Canvas and explore additional resources to support your entrée into Canvas. 



Keep Teaching Updates for Summer 2020 Terms

05/11/2020
If you are teaching in Summer 2020, you should now have access to your course in eCampus. We recommend you use Texas A&M University's Learning Management System – eCampus – as the university continues its Keep Teaching initiative. 

Canvas Comes this Summer in "Waves"

04/13/2020
Texas A&M University has begun implementation of the new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, and we anticipate it being available for piloting for faculty teaching during the second summer session. 

Selection of new Learning Management System

01/08/2020
Provost Fierke announces that Texas A&M University has selected Canvas by Instructure, Inc. as the university’s new centrally-supported learning management system (LMS).