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Open University Website Status History
Open.ac.uk server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for Open.ac.uk over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
25.Sep.2016
01:0079.8 ms. 
25.Sep.2016
15:5476 ms.
26.Sep.2016
03:0178.64 ms. 
26.Sep.2016
17:3175.41 ms.
27.Sep.2016
06:5275.3 ms. 
27.Sep.2016
15:4076.52 ms.
28.Sep.2016
04:0976.52 ms. 
28.Sep.2016
09:1376.51 ms.
29.Sep.2016
04:0076.42 ms. 
29.Sep.2016
12:5376.28 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 03:13

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Having Problems with Accessing Open.ac.uk?
▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Diane Richmond · 15 May 2016 - 16:35
· · Safari 601.1 on iPhone

Unable to access student home page. Hopefully OU fixes this soon!

Catherine Nickford · 15 May 2016 - 15:27
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Hi, I have made several attempts to submit my EMA (last attempt being one minute ago) but I am constantly met with the warning 'server too busy'. Do you have an idea as to when the server might be back up and running? So long as it is by this Thursday as that is the deadline for submission. Thanks.

Catherine Nickford · 15 May 2016 - 15:26
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Hi, I have made several attempts to submit my EMA (last attempt being one minute ago) but I am constantly met with the warning 'server too busy'. Do you have an idea as to when the server might be back up and running? So long as it is by this Thursday as that is the deadline for submission. Thanks.

Lindsey Payne · 15 May 2016 - 15:21
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Can't log into my Student Page, Dashboard etc. Either keeps loading, or recieve a server busy message. :-(

Christopher Moroney · 15 May 2016 - 15:16
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Would be good to receive information regarding when this site is down so that we can make alternative arrangements

Caroline McHarg · 15 May 2016 - 15:09
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

bit fed up...been down all afternoon, went online briefly, now server busy.....

Alistair Livingstone · 15 May 2016 - 14:48
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

all browsers can't get to student home - past three hours

Mark Anthony Way · 15 May 2016 - 14:34
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

cant log into the student home

Natalie Mcgee · 15 May 2016 - 14:24
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Unable to get into student portal :(

Gillian Wheeldon · 15 May 2016 - 14:08
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Getting Server busy messsage for student portal.

Alex Gurr · 15 May 2016 - 12:36
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Site is down for me with this message: Fatal error: $CFG->dataroot is not writable, admin has to fix directory permissions! Exiting.
Was soo close to finishing section. Help!!

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Are J Creese · 16 February 2016 - 22:01
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

i can't get the table from the hyperlink

Jon O'Keeffe · 12 January 2016 - 06:31
· · Safari 9.0.2 on Mac

Just before an assignment deadline. I guess our fees don't cover nights

Laura Tomei · 19 March 2013 - 01:25
·

I just tested https://msds.open.ac.uk/students/ on www.isitdownrightnow.com and it seems that the OU website is down at the moment. Typical! I had to send in my assignment.

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