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Retirement of Internet Enabler (14 November 2019)

As part of the switch over to the new firewall authentication system, Internet Enabler is scheduled to be retired on Thursday 14 November 2019 (subject to Change Advisory Board approval). This means that all IT Services-managed machines will have Internet Enabler removed from this date. Please note that Internet access will continue to operate without Internet Enabler.

If you are managing your own machines, you will need to remove Internet Enabler after 14 November 2019.  Leaving Internet Enabler installed might lead to warning messages when the new firewall is in place (currently expected to be some time in December 2019).

If you have further questions regarding the replacement of Internet Enabler at UC, please contact Aaron Evers, aaron.evers@canterbury.ac.nz in the first instance.

Changes to LEARN on 10 November – What you need to know

Kia ora tātou,

I would like to let you know about some changes to LEARN on 10 November that you will need to be familiar with when teaching and supporting students.

What is happening?

On 10 November 2019 LEARN will be upgraded. This upgrade will include a change to how LEARN looks, as part of a project to modernise the appearance and navigation of LEARN. It will have a cleaner, contemporary interface and provide an improved experience on mobile devices. In addition, the upgrade will include improved forum management, a better messaging interface, and enhanced learning analytics.

Will my LEARN course change?

No. All existing courses and their activities and resources will remain unchanged. Logging in to the development site (learnuat.canterbury.ac.nz) will allow you to see what your course will look like, although recent changes will not be visible on the development site.

What will change?

As well as the overall look and feel, some icons and processes will change to improve navigation.

How were staff and students consulted?

Staff and student focus groups, and a staff survey were carried out between March and July 2019. It was identified that while some were happy with the current look and navigation, many indicated that it appeared dated and in need of a refresh.

How will staff be supported?

Staff will be supported in multiple ways. These include:

I’m concerned as I’m running a summer course or will be using LEARN straight after the upgrade, so what should I do?

If after reviewing all of the resources mentioned above, you would like additional support or to discuss this further, please email: e-learning@canterbury.ac.nz.

Ngā mihi,

Alex Hanlon
Executive Director | Kaihautū Matua
Learning Resources | Te Ratonga Rauemi Ako

Internet Explorer upgrade on Windows 7 staff computers

All Windows 7 staff computers will have Internet Explorer upgraded from version 10 to version 11.

This work will begin Thursday 28 January 2016, and should occur overnight when you are not logged in.

If you have not already installed this upgrade by 1am Tuesday 2nd February, then an installation will be forced at this time.

If you find your computer has not upgraded successfully, please contact the ICT Service Desk in the first instance.