Campus Network Upgrades and Potential Outages

The Department of Information Technology is upgrading various network components today, January 10th, from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. During this upgrade, there will be rolling network outages throughout campus and users will experience a loss of internet connectivity. The outages are expected to last approximately 30 minutes.

If you experience issues, outside of the anticipated outage, please contact the Technology Service Desk at (973) 275-2222 or at for more information or assistance.

Blackboard is now available

Update 12/29/2018: The Teaching Learning Technology Center has successfully upgraded Blackboard to the “cloud”. The move to the cloud will ensure downtime is minimized, while allowing Blackboard to deliver new features, fixes, and updates more frequently and with little to no downtime.

In your dashboard, the Blackboard app will now appear at the bottom. You may click on the app to drag-and-drop it to the top. You will also receive a notification that you have been “assigned Blackboard – SaaS”.

The Blackboard experience will remain the same, but it will have increased stability, data recovery, and faster updates. Learn more about the new features in the Blackboard update here.

Problems with University Website

The University website is currently experiencing intermittent connectivity problems. As a result, some University webpages may not load, display a security warning or be missing images and text. The Web Team is working with our partners to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

Resolved: Technology Service Desk Unavailable by Phone

11/16/18, 4:40 p.m. EST: The Service Desk phone lines are now fully operational.

11/16/18, 4:30 p.m. EST: We are currently experiencing problems with the Technology Service Desk phone line, (973) 275-2222. University IT Services is aware of the problem and is working to restore connectivity as soon as possible.

The University website, Blackboard, email, Banner and most other services are still available.

Resolved: IHS Campus Wi-Fi access restored.

Update: 10:38 am: The “campus” Wi-Fi network on the IHS campus has been restored.

Update: 8:45 am: The Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus is experiencing problems with the “campus” Wi-Fi network. Users can connect to the internet via the “SHUNET” Wi-Fi network.

If you have questions or need assistance connecting to “SHUNET”, please contact the Technology Service Desk at or visit the IT walk-up service area in the Information Commons.

The South Orange Campus is not affected.

University IT Services is working with our partner to determine the problem and restore service as soon as possible.


Resolved: Trouble logging into Office365

Update – 10:15 PM:  All Office365 services have been restored


Update – 9:45 PM:  the Office365 issue is widespread and is effecting many customers.  University IT Services is continuing to work with Microsoft to resolve the problem.


Currently the University is experiencing trouble logging into Office365 resources.  This includes, Outlook online, SharePoint, Teams and all other Office365 services.

University IT Services is aware of the problem and is working with Microsoft to address this issue.



Issues with Blackboard Access

Issue has been resolved as of 10am.


Service Desk is reporting that some users are not able to login into Blackboard. Also course enrollments for some courses are not appearing. Others have not been effected.

We are investigating the issue and working to resolve it as quickly as possible.


Resolved: Banner Self Service and Banner INB is Now Available

10:15 AM Update – Connectivity to Banner INB and SSB has been fully restored.


8:55 AM – Banner Self Service and Banner INB is currently unavailable from on campus, except for Amazon Workspace users.  Both services are available from off campus.

University IT Services is aware of the problem and is working to restore access as soon as possible.

We will post updates here as they are available.

To report additional problems, please contact the Technology Service Desk at