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22 Posts authored by: arossi

Link to Collaborate recording: Bb Collaborate 

 

Topics discussed:

AWS RDS Postgres Upgrade for SaaS Environments did not go ahead on June 10 and 17.  Waiting for more info from AWS about new schedule

Recent changes introduced by Continuous Delivery on Ultra Nav tiles - checkout the recording for Kathy's demo

Custom Language Pack Displays 10undefined00 Instead of Decimal in Grade Center was fixed on 3700.5.0, currently on CD Test and Staging

Alice is moving to a new role within VUW, she won't be joining the SaaS User Group calls anymore

 

Thanks,

Angelo

Link to Collaborate recording: Bb Collaborate 

 

BtBB articles mentioned:

https://blackboard.secure.force.com/apex/btbb_articleview?id=kAA1O000000TNGo  (US)

https://blackboard.secure.force.com/btbb_articleview?id=kA039000000Tm0x  (US)

 

Topics discussed:

  • AWS regular 30-minutes maintenance window in SaaS AU is on Tuesdays @ 3am AEST (to be confirmed)
  • AWS RDS Postgres upgrade in APAC (dates to be confirmed)
  • SaaS Flexible Deployment Option EOL
  • JDK 11 rollout (CD in August / FDO in Q4 2019)

 

Link to the recording: Bb Collaborate

Collaborate link to the recording: Bb Collaborate

 

Thanks,

Angelo

Collaborate link to the recording: Bb Collaborate

 

Cheers,

Angelo

Collaborate link to the recording: Bb Collaborate 

 

Items discussed:

 

Thanks!

Angelo

Collaborate link to the recording: Bb Collaborate

 

Items discussed:

- Kibana removed in 3600.0, instead log files wil be uploaded hourly to the content system: The Death of Kibana - how are you replacing it?

- work being done re Ability to customise behaviour of announcement email notifications

- move to OpenJDK postponed to June 2019 Updated: Changes to Java JDK and impact to Building Blocks in Learn SaaS

- Attendance: great tool but where is the roadmap?

- Users in China blocked by AWS - fix already rolled out on CD, when will this be included in FDO?

 

Thanks!

Angelo

Hi All,

 

Thanks for joining today's call, link to the Collaborate recording: Bb Collaborate

 

Items discussed:

- re-release of 3500.11.0 to address issue with Organizations and Ultra Nav

- more in general, improved communication around re-releases

- Listserv Bb SaaS distribution list: subscribe here LISTSERV 16.5 - Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the BB-SAAS List

- Attendance: great tool but where is the roadmap?

 

Thanks,

Angelo

During the past few months we have noticed a decline in the number of participants to the APAC SaaS Virtual Group.  Part of this was because the old meeting invites from last year ended in December 2018, which led some participants to think we were not running the user group this year.  I also suspect that several clients are just busy with the start of the semester, or have already completed their move to SaaS and don't think that joining these calls will be beneficial to them anymore.

 

We think that these calls will be beneficial to all clients in region and we are committed to get more participants involved.  We are meeting on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

Join us to share your experience and hear more from other administrators from Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

 

If you are an administrator at an institution that hasn't moved to SaaS yet:

You are missing on a large amount of valuable information.  During these meetings clients share their experience during and after their move to SaaS; what issues they had, how to avoid them, how to plan, and what to expect once on SaaS.

 

Your institution has already migrated to SaaS and you think this might no longer be beneficial to you?

Join the next few meetings! As more and more clients have already moved to SaaS, the next big step is to enable Ultra.  Hear from other clients what they are planning to do, what issues they are facing and what their success stories are.

 

Last but most important, Kathy Saville from Saint Mary's College brings in her own experience as one of the first SaaS users.  She's the mind behind this user group and regularly attends both the US and the APAC meetings, keeping us up to date on what is being discussed and presented overseas.

 

To make sure no one is missing these meetings, I have created events on this group's calendar until the end of 2019.  You can add them directly to your calendar from the Actions menu > Add to Calendar.  Unfortunately you'll have to repeat this for the ~20 individual events.  Alternatively send me an email at Angelo.Rossi@blackboard.com and I will forward you the Outlook meeting invites.

 

Thank you to Schelly Gardner, Roger Murphy, Alice Fage, Lucinda Ramsay, Shen Zhang for joining during the past few weeks/months and being the core of this user group.

Special thanks to Kathy Saville for organizing and leading this group, for joining us during her evenings and for suggesting we try to get more people involved.

 

Angelo

Hi All,

 

First and foremost I want to apologize for dropping off the session seconds after I joined: I had to help coordinating communication for an ongoing datacenter outage.  It wasn't Learn, so nothing this group to worry about!

 

Link to the Collaborate recording of today's call: Bb Collaborate

 

Thanks,

Angelo

Thanks everyone for joining the call today.  Along with individual clients' updates topics we touched briefly on the recent issues, now resolved, with production Postgres ugrades and a potential workaround to users in China having issues to access content on SaaS systems.

 

Link to the Collab recording: Bb Collaborate

Link to the Collab recording: Bb Collaborate

Thanks everyone for joining today's meeting.  This is the link to the Collab recording  https://au.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/2c56b43937184d96b1cef6a37640b79c

Collaborate recording Bb Collaborate