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IT Outages & Scheduled Maintenance

This page tracks scheduled and unscheduled down time for centrally managed IT services.  Click an item to reveal additional details about that entry.  If you have questions, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 740-593-1222.

Scheduled Maintenance

July 27: CommonSpot upgrade || POSTPONED

  • This work has been postponed until later in the year.

    We will be upgrading CommonSpot some time on July 27 - more specific times will be announced closer to the work.

    This will primarily affect authoring.  Public facing web pages hosted in CommonSpot should only see a brief blip in availability.

July 30: enabling home.ohio.edu automatic drive mapping

  • On July 30, home.ohio.edu personal network storage will automatically map as a network location/drive on any AD-joined university computer.  This includes lab computers, departmentally owned machines and VMware sessions.  As long as the computer is a part of Active Directory, Windows or Mac, your home folder will automatically show up as a network drive when you log into that computer. 

    If you already have your home drive mapped on an AD-joined machine, this change will not affect that mapping. 

    Departmental shared folders and Box storage are not affected by this change.

    This change will be non-disruptive.

Aug 1-3: PeopleSoft, My OHIO Student Center and related services

  • OIT has scheduled downtime for PeopleSoft, My OHIO Student Center, and related services during the standard maintenance window from 12:01 am on Saturday, Aug 1 until 8:00 am on Monday, Aug 3.  During this time the system may be available, but access is not guaranteed.

    If you need assistance, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or enter a request at http://www.ohio.edu/oitech 

    Affected services include:


    My OHIO Student Center

    Course Offerings

    Faculty & Advising Center

    Advisee lists

    Class lists


    Grade rosters


    PeopleSoft administrative screens

    Authorized User payment portal



    Other services that rely on data from or connections to PeopleSoft may be unavailable as well, including:


    Academic eProgress Reports

    Application for Graduation



    BSO registration and administration

    Change of Income

    Education Abroad Information System

    Financial Aid online services

    Graduate Tracking

    Learning Communities

    NCAA Reporting




    Online Graduate Appointments


    Student Rapid Hire

    Supplemental Instruction

    Work Study

Aug 8, 12:05 am - 5 am: Blackboard Learn

  • Blackboard Learn will be offline for scheduled maintenance on August 8 from 12:01 am to 5:00 am.  This maintenance includes:

    • Bug fixes for YouTube mashups, video everywhere and embedded graphics that do not display properly
    • Required system updates
    • Enabling content tools from Cengage and Wiley



Aug 8, 7am - 9 am: OnBase

  • OnBase will be down for system maintenance during this window.

Aug 8, 10 am - 4 pm: South Green power outage

  • A scheduled power outage will affect Internet & VoIP telephones on South Green.  Both services will remain available during the early part of the power outage; however, once local battery backups are exhausted, Internet and VoIP will become unavailable in affected buildings.

Aug 10, 12:05 am - 2 am: Brief blip for authentication

  • Some time during this two hour window, authentication for services like Office 365, Box and InCommon will experience a brief interruption.  This will only be noticed by someone attempting to log into a service during the interruption. Users already logged in will remain connected.