This is our third teaching day of the semester (which started last Thursday), so of course, WebCT’s servers decided that it would be a good time to freak out. (The official description:
… experiencing network latency within our VA2 data center that may be affecting your Blackboard environment. This may result in increased latency and/or packet loss when trying to access your hosted Blackboard system.
But you can’t tell me that this doesn’t amount to the servers freaking out, especially as they are still “working with our Infrastructure team to determine the cause and to work towards a resolution.”)
So here’s the brainteaser:
How do I communicate to the numerous students in my online course that WebCT is choking whenever you try to load a page? I’d email them all, but I’m only set up to do that … within WebCT, which is choking.
It’s not like there’s an assignment or discussion due in the next 24 hours. But I’d be very sad if some of those who are new to online courses gave up on account of one bad day for the server being scheduled so inconveniently early in the term.