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new itemNetwork Outage *REMINDER* Sunday, March 19, 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Login Page inaccessible

  • University Technology Services has scheduled a network maintenance window for Sunday, March 19. At this time, the Avenue to Learn login page will be inaccessible from 7:00 am - 11:00 am.

    We apologize for any negative impact this may have on your studies. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at

new itemUnplanned Network outage Sunday, March 12th, 8:00 am - 9:30pm am - Login Page inaccessible

  • **This was a separate issue from the planned outage for next Sunday.** There was a campus wide electrical outage yesterday, which caused our login page to be inaccessible. Access to the login page was restored at around 9:30pm Sunday evening.
    The McMaster University Facebook page posted this yesterday:
    "With this weekend's power interruptions there have been issues with Avenue - McMaster's online learning platform. Avenue continues to be off line and we are working on correcting the problem. All assignments due Sunday March 12 or Monday March 13 will now be granted a 24-hour extension from the original due date. We will update you on status of correcting the issues with Avenue. Thank you for your patience."

    We apologize for any negative impact this may have had on your studies. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at

new item2017 Spring/Summer Course Request Form

new itemD2L February Update for Avenue To Learn

  • For February there has been an update to the Avenue mail composition workflow, from multi-select user lists such as the classlist tool. Previously there was a bug that caused the sending out of the email to be delayed. For more information on the change that was implemented, please refer to our wiki at:

    This update has been automatically applied on Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 10AM. There will be NO downtime or interruption of service for you.

D2L Pulse App

  • Thanks to modifications to the way you login to Avenue to Learn, we now are pleased to introduce you to D2L's (the company who makes Avenue to Learn) app, Brightspace Pulse. This free app will assist you in keeping on top of your workload, as well as notify you when courses you are enrolled in on Avenue to Learn are updated. To download the iOS version for iPhone users here is the link: For the Android version download it from the Google Play store through this link: While we are not the developers of this app, we can provide some basic support around configuring it for use at McMaster. If you have feedback for D2L, feel free to put in a ticket and we will pass on that information to D2L.