On 2 January 2014, Distance Education will undertake the process of upgrading to new server hardware and software. The process will likely consume all day on 2 January, and might possibly extend through part of the day on 3 January.
During that period, all classes, sites, and services hosted on the Distance Ed server (online.santarosa.edu) will be completely inaccessible and out of action.
That means no CATE, no Moodle, no CATE-based departmental websites, no online orientation enrollments, no import of grades from CATE gradebooks into the faculty portal, no import of grades from Moodle gradebooks into the faculty portal, etc. All this is equally true for faculty, students, and everyone else. For all intents and purposes, classes, sites, and services hosted on the Distance Ed server simply will not exist while we perform this upgrade.
Please plan accordingly. We'll announce via campus-wide email when the server is back in action and everything is up and running again. We apologize for this outage, but we expect much faster and more reliable service with the new server cluster. Thanks for your understanding and patience.