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Archive for April, 2017

Peermark assignment creation problems

There are currently problems with the Peermark service meaning assignments cannot be created.  The service provider are aware of this error and are working towards a solution, hopefully within the next couple of days.

We will keep the blog updated with any news.

Apologies for any inconvenience



Turnitin is working normally again

The Turnitin service has now been restored, apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Turnitin and TurnitinUK are currently experiencing a service disruption

Turnitin and TurnitinUK are currently experiencing a service disruption which means that the service is unavailable for use.  We will update this blog with any further information about the downtime and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



Blackboard service now available again

Blackboard was unavailable between approximately 15:30 and 16:40 on the 19 April.  It Services have now restored the service and will monitor performance. Apologies once again for the inconvenience.

Blackboard service currently unreliable

Access to Blackboard is currently unreliable, with users receiving the “Blackboard is unavailable” message. IT Services are investigating the cause of this, and we will post updates here as we have them.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

QMP downtime postponed

IT Services will no longer be performing maintenance on Questionmark Perception from 9 am – 12 noon on Tuesday 11th April, so QMP will now be available during that time. The maintenance work will be rescheduled for later in the year; we will update this blog with further details when we have them.