News for Students

WebCampus Now Supports Additional Browsers

WebCampus now supports Firefox 3.0 and 3.6 as well as Safari 4.x for the Mac.  You will no longer receive pop-up warnings when using these browsers.  Please note that Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.5 have known issues with WebCampus.

Two great ways to protect your computer from viruses

Be sure to protect your computer from infections. If you have not done so already, please do the following:

UNLV Wireless Login Page Updated

The log in page for the "UNLV" wireless network was updated with a new look on Thursday, February 18.

New Wireless (Wi-Fi) Service for UNLV Guests, Available Jan. 14th

Do you host campus guests like alumni, parents, local news crews, lecturers, vendors or researchers? Beginning Thursday, January 14, 2009, your guests will have free, easy wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access in hotspot locations on campus.

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Now Available in CBC-C

The Classroom Building Complex building C (CBC-C) now has full wireless coverage. The Office of Information Technology installed 24 new access points on Thursday, January 7, 2009. CBC-C has high density Wi-Fi coverage throughout the building. This is part of an ongoing initiative to expand wireless coverage on campus, as requested by students and faculty in OIT annual surveys.

Rebelmail soon to be powered by Google

In mid to late Spring 2010, Google will power UNLV’s e-mail system for students, Rebelmail. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has a few technical details to work out, but below are answers to some common questions regarding the transition:

Grant Hall 2nd Floor Now Has Wireless

Grant Hall (GRA), home to many Fine Arts students and faculty, now has some wireless Internet connectivity on the 2nd floor, around the areas shown in the photo.

Two new wireless devices provide coverage in the GRA 246 computer lab, GRA 244, the north side of GRA 239, and to offices nearby GRA 230. Up to 20 customer connections can be handled by each wireless device.

Report provides details about WebCampus upgrade & outages

Wonda Riner, WebCampus Coordinator, prepared a Fall 2009 WebCampus Report which details the upgrades that were completed before the semester began in August, as well as the outages and upgrades that followed four weeks later, during the second week of September.

You will find that the root causes for the outages have been identified and that more enhancements to the system are planned for the future.

Follow up to UNLV WebCampus Issues

The recent issues with WebCampus were caused by a software bug deep in the Oracle database that stores all the content contained in the course management system. It took quite some time to eliminate all possible causes and many conversations with Oracle and Blackboard (the WebCampus vendor) to uncover the problem. The repairs were implemented September 19 & 20th and appear to have eradicated the issues. 

WebCampus Mail Issue Resolved 12:08 a.m., 9/20

As of 12:08 am (PDT), Sunday, September, 20, 2009, the issues with mail delivery in WebCampus have been resolved.  All mail that was sent while WebCampus was available with limited functionality has been delivered.The search and backup features are not available at this time.

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