Moodle downtime Mon, Sep 29/14
VIU had internet problems all day yesterday - we could not get ANY internet access for many hours. Even though our Moodle site is hosted outside of Vancouver Island University servers, it was down as well.
A ticket was submitted to our Moodle host (Remote Learner). Turns out that even though we are not hosted on the VIU site - the DNS (Domain Name Server) for ce.viuonline.ca IS hosted at Vancouver Island University, and since everything was down at VIU, the Domain Name ce.viuonline.ca could not be resolved, thus there was no access to the Moodle site. (The numeric equivalent 188.8.131.52 also did not work - since the system is set up so that only the alpha domain ce.viuonline.ca is valid.)
In any case, ce.viuonline.ca is back up at this point in time, as is VIU's internet.
3 quick steps to get into your online classroom
1) click on in the upper right-hand corner of this page (http://ce.viuonline.ca)
2) username: enter your VIU student # (9 digits, eg 755355255) - if you don't know your VIU student #, get it here.
3) password: enter your date of birth (yyyymmdd format) - if you have already set up a PIN # but don't remember what it is, get it here.
That's it! You're in! Start by clicking on the Read me first or How this course works link.
ENJOY YOUR COURSE!
IF you have never taken a course at Vancouver Island University and need to set up a VIU student number, do it here.
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