Upcoming System Downtime

This page is the official source of information from Liberty University Information Technology.

Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday, July 1, 8:00 a.m.

Every year, Oracle requires an upgrade of their systems to provide continued, updated support throughout the fiscal year.  This downtime is a necessary step to prepare for the forthcoming transition to the 2016 financial aid year.  As university departments need time to complete 2015 transactions, this downtime is scheduled in an effort to give as much time as possible to close out the fiscal year. 

Please note that the myLU portal will be available and will link to other Liberty services including: Blackboard, Student Email, and Staff Email.


Student Impact

Financial Check-In, EZ-Proxy, most streaming videos (including in Blackboard courses), housing registration, and class registration are the major tools that will be unavailable during this time. For a full list, see the Services Impacted section below.

Blackboard access for students will remain entirely available during this time. 


Faculty Impact

In addition to the services listed below, posting final grades, early warning, and the student roster functionality in Blackboard will be unavailable. All other Blackboard functions will remain online.


Staff Impact/Services Impacted

  • Account Creation Tool
  • Admissions Gateway
  • Argos job submission and reporting
  • Banner (INB and ASIST)
  • Banner Xtender
  • Beacon
  • Blackboard - Faculty (Early Warning, Post Final Grades, Student Roster)
  • Book Vouchers
  • Canvas enrollments/registration for LUOA
  • Campaign Enterprise
  • CRM
  • Degree Works
  • Faculty Portfolio Tool
  • Family Day/Family Weekend
  • Financial Check In
  • Flames Pass Photo Upload6
  • IT Marketplace
  • Leads Processing
  • LURes
  • LU Card ID Scan (Card Swipe/Swiper)
  • LU Events Admin
  • LU Temp ID
  • LU Today App (Degree Completion Plan, Flames Pass, Directory, and Media modules)
  • Media.Liberty.edu (streaming videos)
  • Online payment transactions (all)
  • Online Student Application Submission
  • Online Transcript requests
  • P-Card System
  • SharePoint will remain online but Banner-related workflows will be down
  • Shuttle Reservation System
  • Visual Zen (VZ) Events
  • Visual Zen (VZ) Application Processing
  • 25 Live

Feedback

Information Technology works to minimize the occurrence of outages, both planned and unplanned. We have policies and systems in place to allow us to perform most network maintenance without customer impact, but occasionally, planned downtime period is needed. If you have any comments about the upcoming outage, please email itfeedback@liberty.edu