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Archive for February, 2017

Blackboard is now available again following planned work (24th February)

IT Services have successfully completed the necessary work to the system infrastructure which required Blackboard (and other systems) to be unavailable this morning. Many apologies again for the inconvenience. We have tested the service and believe it to be running well, but please do email if you experience any problems.

Blackboard unavailable 24th Feb 7am to 2 pm.

Please note that Blackboard will be unavailable today (Friday 24 February) for essential maintenance work. It should be available again by 2 pm.  Further announcements will appear here.

Following the recent incidents affecting the availability of Blackboard and other University services, IT Services have identified essential work which will improve the resilience of these services, reducing both the likelihood and the impact of any incidents in the future.

We are, of course, aware that any significant period of Blackboard downtime will be disruptive, and are doing our best to minimise the impact. If you have any concerns or questions about this work, please get in touch with us at, and please accept our apologies for the inevitable inconvenience it will cause.

Turnitin service has returned to normal – Thursday 2nd Feb 2017 1.30 pm

We have been notified that the TurnitIn service has now returned to normal.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that the temporary degradation in service may have caused.

TEL and Ed Dev

TurnitinUK are currently experiencing degradation to service provision – Thurs 2nd Feb 2017 12.30 p.m.

We have received some system status reports from our software provider TurnitIn that they are currently experiencing some degradation to the service.  Please be aware that the system may be slower than usual if you are trying to access it.  We will keep this blog updated with any further information

TEL and Ed Dev Team