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Announcments
by Elmer Masters - Friday, 20 January 2006, 10:38 AM
 
Watch this thread for system announcements, updates, etc.
 
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Classcaster down to due Emory Internet problems
by Elmer Masters - Friday, 20 January 2006, 11:09 AM
 
Emory has lost its Internet connectivity and Classcaster is not reachable. I'll post an update when I know more.
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Classcaster back online
by Elmer Masters - Friday, 20 January 2006, 11:09 AM
 
Emory has resolved their connectivity issues.
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CHANGE THE BATTERY IN YOUR OLYMPUS!!
by John Mayer - Friday, 20 January 2006, 11:41 PM
 
Some of you have had your Olympus WS-100 recorders for two weeks now and so I am going to make it a habit to post a reminder that you should CHANGE THE BATTERY every two weeks or so. 

You don't want the recorder dying in the middle of class now, do you?  Hmmmm????


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NYT Article on Podcasting In Education
by John Mayer - Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 1:53 AM
 
The NYT has a short article on podcasting in education.  
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Classcaster is down 2/20/06
by Elmer Masters - Monday, 20 February 2006, 7:03 AM
 
The Classcaster server is not responding for reason that have not yet been determined.  I am working to get it back online ASAP.
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Re: Classcaster is down 2/20/06
by Elmer Masters - Monday, 20 February 2006, 10:26 AM
 
Classcaster services are now available.  The system is fully online now.
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Classcaster down due to electrical problems at Emory 3/2/06
by Elmer Masters - Thursday, 2 March 2006, 4:45 PM
 
The power went out at Emory Law School shortly after 5 PM this afternoon.  Since Classcaster prefers electricity for proper operation, it is not available until power is restored.  I have been in contact with Emory and the Classcaster server was shutdown cleanly but there is no estimate as to when power will be restored.  I will keep you posted.

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Classcaster back online 3/2/06
by Elmer Masters - Thursday, 2 March 2006, 9:47 PM
 
Electricity has been restored to Emory's campus and Classcaster is now available.
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ONE LAST PUSH - STUDENT MID-SEMESTER SURVEY
by John Mayer - Saturday, 11 March 2006, 12:53 PM
 
I am going to close down the mid-semester survey on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 (The Ides of March), so this is your last chance to direct your students to the survey. 

The responses have been pretty good - but I know there are more students in your classes than represented in the survey. 

http://host2.teknoids.net/teksurvey/public/survey.php?name=PodCasting011

Thanks!
John
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Classcaster is down 3/21/06 due to issues at Emory
by Elmer Masters - Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 8:16 AM
 
Emory is having network issues and Classcaster is offline.  I am monitoring the situation and will post updates here.
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Re: Classcaster is back online
by Elmer Masters - Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 10:46 AM
 
Emory has resolved its Internet issues so Classcaster is back online.
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Scheduled Downtime: Tuesday March 28, 2006
by Elmer Masters - Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 7:25 AM
 
Classcaster will be unavailable from 10:00 - 10:30 AM ET Tuesday, March 28, 2006 while I move the server from one rack to another.  This involves shutting down Classcaster, powering down the server and moving it to a new rack.  Once installed in the rack, the reserver will be restarted and Classcaster will be back online.
If the timing of this causes any problems for you, please let me know.
Thanks.

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Classcaster Upgrades
by Elmer Masters - Thursday, 18 May 2006, 8:05 AM
 
Yesterday I upgraded the blogging software, Lifetype, that powers Classcaster.  While most of the improvements are 'behind the scenes', Classcaster will now handle more media types including most video formats.  Please note that I am still testing the video file handling capabilities.  As a reminder, you can post most any media or document file type to Classcaster for your students to access.

Please take a look at your blog and make sure everything is as it should be.  If you experience any problems, let me know.

Thanks.
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Classcaster Gets a New Server
by Elmer Masters - Friday, 25 August 2006, 1:54 PM
 
Classcaster is getting a new server. The new server will give Classcaster a more responsive website and a lot more storage space.  I will be bringing the new server online Saturday, August 26, 2006.  To accomplish this the Classcaster service will be unavailable from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday August 26, 2006 while the hardware switch is made.  The switch to the new server will not have any effect on how you or your readers access Classcaster.