Unscheduled studentcentral downtime 19 January 2017 -1am-1.42am

Following performance issues with studentcentral on Wednesday, 18th January, between 2.30pm and 3.00pm Blackboard, our hosts for studentcentral, recommended some system downtime for maintenance.

We had scheduled this time for Friday, 20th January at 1am and would have communicated this downtime today. Blackboard, mistakenly, performed the maintenance this morning between 1am and 1.42am. Studentcentral would have been unavailable during this time.

Folio (studentfolio) upgrade to 15.10

The Brighton, instance of Mahara, Studentfolio (folio.brighton.ac.uk) will be upgraded on Monday, 8th August 2016. The site is scheduled to be unavailable between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

The upgrade to version 15.10 includes:

  • Reworked themes, using the (twitter) Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Improved mobile layout
  • Group journals, institution journals, and site-level journals
  • Multi-threaded feedback comments
  • The default layout for new pages can be customized
  • Collections are now listed on the Dashboard, Profile page, and “Shared with Me”
  • General usability improvements

We are currently working with our hosts to modify existing default themes to include university branding.