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TurningPoint 5 upgrade – 23 June

This is a reminder that there will be a University wide upgrade to TurningPoint 5 on Monday (23 June). Users should note:

 1. Any older version will be removed and TurningPoint 5 installed instead. In some cases it may take a few days for the upgrade to appear. However, if you still do not have TurningPoint 5 by Friday 27 June the advice is to notify service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.
2. TurningPoint 5 presents some interface changes. We therefore strongly recommend that users watch this 10 minute video which will explain five things you need to know before using TurningPoint 5 for the first time.

Turnitin Service Normal

Turnitin have sent us the following update:

Some users may have experienced some problems with TurnitinUK between 15:01 and 16:25 AM BST. System is normal now.

Please accept our apologies for any disruption this caused.

Turnitin Service Degradation

We have just received the following message from Turnitin:

TurnitinUK is experiencing an intermittent issue that impacts integrations.
We are working to resolve this and will provide updates.

This could affect us, as we use Turnitin through an integration with Blackboard. We will pass on any updates we receive.

TurningPoint v5 upgrade – 23 June 2014

On Monday 23 June there will be a University wide upgrade to TurningPoint version 5. Users and support staff should note that:

  1. There are a few key interface changes in TurningPoint v5 which end users should understand before they use it. A link to a short video explaining these will be circulated shortly.
  2. All existing installations of TurningPoint on University managed PCs will be automatically updated so you do not need to do anything. To check if you have one of these, refer to https://www.bris.ac.uk/it-services/advice/managedsystems/
  3. It many take a day or two for the update to appear on your PC. If, however, you do not have it by Friday 27 June you should email service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.
  4. We strong advise that all existing installations on non University manage PCs (e.g. home computers) are also updated so that they are running the same version. Further guidance on this will be available in the next few days.

Blackboard and QMP upgrades and other TEL developments

There are a number of technology enhanced learning (TEL) developments happening this year, including upgrades of both Blackboard and Questionmark during the summer. 

The Blackboard upgrade will take place between Tuesday 22nd July and Friday 25th July. Questionmark will be upgraded during the week beginning Monday 11th August.

Further information is on the TEL website.