MVConnect Portal Maintenance

Access to the MVConnect Portal and self service options will be unavailable on Saturday, March 10th from 4:00 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. for maintenance. During this time, Blackboard can be accessed using the following link: We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Blackboard Maintenance Schedule

The following Spring 2012 semester dates are tentatively scheduled for Blackboard maintenance (if needed):

Saturday, February 18 OR Monday, February 20
Monday, March 12

The remaining maintenance schedule can be found here:

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MVConnect Restored

Access to MVConnect has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

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MVConnect Portal Unavailable

Access to MVConnect ( is currently unreliable. IT Operations is troubleshooting the problem and we hope to have it corrected soon. Blackboard access remains unaffected.

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Campus Network Outage on November 12th

On Saturday, November 12th, 2011 the network operations department will be performing maintenance on the network. As a result, all services will be unavailable between 4:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. The interruption of service includes blackboard, MVConnect, and the library resources. We apologize for the inconvenience. An announcement will be available on the portal when services are available. Thank you.

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System Maintenance 8/6/11

IT will be performing upgrades to MVConnect and Colleague this Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m. and they will be unavailable for 5-8 hours. You may continue to use Blackboard during this time at the following web address:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Blackboard Unplanned Restart

The Blackboard system encountered a scripting error at approximately 10:37 a.m. today rendering the service unavailable to faculty and students. After a quick restart of the servers, the system was returned to full functionality at 10:48 a.m. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Deletion of Fall 2008 Blackboard Courses

REMINDER – It is the campus policy to delete Blackboard courses after seven semesters. Courses from the Fall 2008 semester will be deleted as soon as May 23, 2011. Only courses that include “2008FALL” in the course name will be deleted. Please note: organization, e-portfolio, workshop, and DEV sites will not be impacted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 708-974-5347.

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Replace FrontPage… please!

As most of you that maintain web content know, FrontPage has been discontinued and is no longer supported by Microsoft. MVCC staff and faculty that have not yet replaced FrontPage can request that SharePoint (SP) Designer be installed by User Support, or download it themselves. SP Designer is a free install for employees and functions very much like FrontPage.

SP Designer’s features, functionality and usability are remarkably similar to those of FrontPage, so we do not anticipate any difficulties with its adoption. If needed or desired, tutorials are available from Simply sign up for free access using Training Manager and learn at your own pace. If you need assistance setting it up, please call WebTech at extension 5554.

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College closes at 3:00 p.m. today

Moraine Valley has canceled classes—on and off-campus—starting at 3 p.m. today. The College will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

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MVConnect Temporary Service Interruption

Saturday, Jan. 8, from 4-9 p.m., due to scheduled maintenance, access to MVConnect (which includes new admissions and class registration) will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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College Closure

The college will be closed for winter break from 12/23/2010 to 1/3/2011. Happy Holidays.

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Network Disruption 12/22/10

Upgrades to the college’s network equipment will cause the college website, e-mail, Blackboard and MVConnect to be unavailable Dec. 22 from 5-9 p.m.

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Designing Accessible Web Forms Course 10/26

Course Dates: October 26th to November 23rd (5 weeks)
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00-4:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)
Cost: $195 for general public ($175 for WOW members, educators, and government employees)
Registration Link:
More information at:

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Internet Access Restored

Access to the Internet from campus has been fully restored.

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