If you know the dates of your Critical Activity on Blackboard or QMP until the end of August 2015, please forward them to TEL-Help@bristol.ac.uk
Please provide the following information:
* Course ID or name
* Date and time of activity
* Type of activity e.g. Submission, Exam
(For online assessment activity could you please include the following code – M for mock, A for assessment and E for final exam)
* Number of students sitting the exam/Submitting
* Room name or number where the activity will take place, along with a contact number (if applicable)
* Contact Name and phone number
This information is vital for the TEL Team to plan system maintenance and upgrade.
The Questionmark Perception system will be unavailable on Wednesday 24th September 2014. The downtime is required for maintenance.
Thursday 25th will be an “at risk” period – we strongly recommend that you do not run any critical activities on this day. Please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any critical activity that must run on this day.
Dear colleagues ,
The Questionmark Perception upgrade has been successfully completed and the service has now been resumed.
Upcoming examinations. We would recommend staff to check that their questions and assessments are working as expected before making exams available to students.
Upgrade of your local installation of Authoring Manager. Your local installation of the Authoring Manager will need to be upgraded to version 5.7. We are working with IT Services to arrange this to be done automatically. In the meantime, please use the Terminal Server. Instructions on how to access the Terminal Server can be found on the Authoring Manager Installation page.
If you need further help with this please email email@example.com
The QuestionMark perception upgrade has been completed as planned, and the service will be made available to users again on the morning of Monday 18 August.
There are a number of technology enhanced learning (TEL) developments happening this year, including upgrades of both Blackboard and Questionmark during the summer.
The Blackboard upgrade will take place between Tuesday 22nd July and Friday 25th July. Questionmark will be upgraded during the week beginning Monday 11th August.
IT Services have carried out maintenance work that has resolved the issue with Authoring Manager running on local machines.
Authoring Manager on the terminal server is still running slowly and IT Services are working on resolving this issue.
We have received reports that Questionmark Authoring Manager is running very slowly. We have reported this problem to our technical support team who are in conversation with Questionmark.
If you do need to make changes to any tests you can still do this through Enterprise Manger accessible from http://qmp.bris.ac.uk/
We will provide all updates through this blog.
If you have any questions please email TEL-Help@bristol.ac.uk