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INB Fix after the Upgrade:

Several people have experienced an issue with opening Banner INB after the weekend updates:  Below is a link to a document that might help to open this tool.


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***Our Help Desk Work Order form has changed***

We are now using a portal for you to track and easily enter in all your Incident and Service request for IT. EasyVista is a platform that allows you to see where your issue is on the path to being resolved. We hope that you will find this as Easy as we have. (no pun intended)

Please use the following link for entering a Work Order into the system: 


Consult the User Manual to guide you through the process or contact the IT Help Desk at 870-972-3933 for assistance. Please keep in mind that this is a new process for everyone, your patience is greatly appreciated.

Previous Maintenance or Outages

Due to end of year processing, online payments will be unavailable from 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 through 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018. Thank you for your patience during this time.

In order to complete fiscal end of year processing, the Banner System will be unavailable during the following periods:

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 5 pm until midnight

Monday, July 2, 2018 from 5 pm until midnight

Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5 pm until midnight

The regular monthly maintenance window will take place beginning at 5:00 pm Friday July 27th and will involve downtime through Saturday, July 28th. A more detailed schedule of this outage will follow later.

The Banner system (INB, SSB. Workflow, etc.) will be undergoing upgrades in hardware and patch updates in preparation for Banner 9 beginning at 5:00 pm THURSDAY, February 15. It is expected that the system will be unavailable Friday, February 16 and most of the weekend. Service will be restored as soon as possible upon completion of the upgrades. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you plan your operations accordingly.

This will not impact Blackboard or the MyCampus portal. All other systems will be accessible and work as normal.

The weekend following the 3rd Friday of each month is the regularly scheduled “Maintenance Window” for enterprise IT systems.  Occasionally the dates are adjusted to accommodate other University business processes but in general these are the weekends you can expect downtime on major systems.

Blackboard Learn Upgrade

Arkansas State University will upgrade to Q4 2017 in May 2018.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 includes multiple new and enhanced features, improved work flows, and technology updates.

Upgrade Information (link: https://www.astate.edu/a/its/blackboard/may-2018-upgrade)

Previous  Upgrades

Arkansas State University upgraded to Q4 2016 on May 14, 2017.

Upgrade Information
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