News & Updates: Announcements

OAC UPDATE – Advanced Firewall Security

Dear OAC users, At around 10:15am, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, some users were temporarily blocked from accessing the OAC. This was a result of an advanced security update to our firewall.  Please note: the OAC has an algorithm that blocks users' IP...

OAC UPDATE – WordPress 4.9 Release

We have and OAC update coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. We're upgrading to WordPress 4.9 "Tipton" which is the second "major" release of 2017. There will be some upgrades to user-experience and some new features. For a preview of the new features please...

Contributor Role Change

A Contributor can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them. Contributors now have the ability to add media to their posts however, Site Administrators still need to review the post before publishing.

OAC Access

The Online Academic Community (OAC) is open to current employees and students at the University of Victoria. Upon leaving the university, you will lose access to your account. If you will be graduating from UVic this year, your OAC access will be closed before...

Assessing the OAC

This post originally ran on Inside Higher Education. I am reposting it here. Looking back at the academic term, I feel positive about the last four months. Sure, I have had a mountain of marking to do and lots of meetings to attend. But, overall this term was an...


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