Midterm grade entries delayed due to internet outage

Students looking for their midterm grades found a surprise when they attempted to log into Canvas on Tuesday afternoon.

A Internet outage caused by a division of Amazon Web Services cloud computing division sent thousands of websites offline for more than four hours. Lindenwood’s Canvas website was among the affected websites.

According to email sent to faculty and students by the university, the information technology department worked with the Academic Services to arrange a new deadline to allow professors to enter the grades in the system.

The new deadline has been moved to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

According to IT officials, Canvas was restored around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Amazon Web Services is a cloud-based storage and web service provider used by companies including Netflix, Spotify, Pinterest and other smaller companies.

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