Emergency outage updates

May 25 2:33PM - Faculty, Staff and Students
eCommons should be broadly available to campus users. We have made a network configuration change and it may take some time for that change to propagate to our off-campus users.

May 25 1:24PM - Faculty, Staff and Students
eCommons is continuing to have performance issues. Access is sporadic and the systems are quite slow. Our vendor is continuing to investigate.

May 25 12:33PM - Faculty, Staff and Students
eCommons and Online Course Evaluations are both experiencing an unplanned outage. Current estimate is that services will be restored within 4 hours.

May 23 7:10AM - Faculty, Staff and Students
eCommons and Online Course Evaluations are now fully available.

May 21 - Faculty, Staff and Students
eCommons and Online Course Evaluations are now offline for emergency maintenance. The systems are expected to be available by 8AM on Monday, May 23.

May 20 - Faculty
If you need a way to accept assignment submissions from students during the outage we have a workaround using Google Classroom. The instructions for Google Classroom and Google Assignments are in this tutorial.

May 20 - Faculty
If you have materials in eCommons that you need over the weekend you must retrieve those materials before 9pm tonight. Once the system goes offline we won't have a way to retrieve any materials until the system comes back online on Monday. This tutorial explains how to save materials from eCommons.

May 19 - Students
This is a tutorial that covers how to download documents and bookmark urls.

eCommons is a collaborative learning environment (CLE) that consists of a suite of integrated web tools that can be used to support a class or project. [LOGIN] It is based on an open source application, Sakai CLE. eCommons allows faculty and staff to create websites for courses, projects and collaboration. Within those sites, they choose from the many tools that meet their needs for managing their activities and participants.

Tips for Students

  • If you don't see your course in the Quick Links try clicking on My Sites to show all sites in which you are a member. If you are just now adding classes, it can take 24 hours for the data to update from myucsc.edu to eCommons. We run updates Monday-Saturday in the early morning.
  • Concurrent students (registered through University Extension) need to have a CruzID to be added to any course site. As soon as you received enrollment approval from your instructor submit an ITRequest ticket to finish the course enrollment process. Include your course number, instructor name and contact information including your existing CruzID (xxx@ucsc.edu) address if you had one previously.

Tips for Instructors

See our How to create a site tutorial.

Quick Links

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