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There has been an intermittent issue whereby announcement email notifications have been delayed from being sent by a few days. The Vital upgrade this summer included a recommended fix for this issue but unfortunately we are seeing the problem again. Email notifications for announcements sent at the latter end of last week, where you have NOT selected the "Email Announcement" option, are likely not to have been received till Sunday morning. Staff are advised that if they create an announcement in Vital and want to be sure that an email is received immediately by all staff and students on the module then they have the option to "Email Announcement".
The option ‘Email Announcement’, when selected, will send the complete announcement as an email to the University email addresses of everyone enrolled onto the module, even where users have specified not to get notifications of announcements. This email will get sent instantly.
We are continuing to work with Blackboard to find a resolution to this problem.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused
VITAL will be unavailable from 10pm on Sunday 23rd July while new software updates are applied. We anticipate it may not be available again until Thursday 27th July.
VITAL should be considered 'at risk' for the rest of the week (until 5:00pm on Friday 28th July) while a large amount of system maintenance is carried out. 'At risk' means that VITAL could go offline without warning while maintenance and upgrade work is carried out.
Please avoid setting critical online tests, assignment submission deadlines and other important activities in VITAL throughout the period 23rd July - 28th July 2017.
Further information about the upgrade, including a summary of new and enhanced features along with a video demo, can be found on our website at http://utils.liv.ac.uk/Vital/faqs.aspx?ID=146