On Friday, April 27th, 2018, Blackboard will be performing scheduled infrastructure maintenance at their data centre. The six-hour window is for the entire maintenance work to complete; however, the total outage duration is not expected to exceed 30 minutes and will be near the beginning of the maintenance period.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Turnitin experienced a service disruption on 28th March 2018 from 14:00 – 16:57 which may mean that you experienced an issue making a submission or viewing submissions within the Feedback Studio during this time.
This problem has now been resolved
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused
Turnitin Service Alert
You may have experienced issues viewing submissions within the Feedback Studio. This was down to a service disruption affecting the performance of Turnitin and Turnitin UK.
When did this happen?
March 27th 08:00 – 10:40
We are pleased to announce that this has now been resolved.
IT Services will be moving the secondary Questionmark Perception server to an improved installation on Thursday 12 April, between 8 am and noon. This means that the service will be relying on the primary server for that time, and hence it is to be regarded as an “at risk” period. We do not expect this process to have a significant effect on the service, although there may be a few brief outages.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video guide for markers: adding feedback through rubrics in Blackboard (3 mins)
Rubrics allow you to add feedback and/or marks against specific assessment criteria.
Turnitin have announced a change to the way you access marking in the Turnitin Feedback Studio via the App. Previously this was done through use of an access code generated in each Blackboard course. This has now been replaced by entering your email address, after which you will be sent a link.
Instructions from Turnitin are at:
A new method for accessing your LMS classes in the iOS app
We have just recieved the following notification from Turnitin UK –
Turnitin Service Alert
Users may experience slowness while making submissions or viewing them, we are continuing to investigate this issue as a priority. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please let your students know that they may need to leave extra time for submitting to the service. We will update this post when we have more information.
Update – 3.45pm Turnitin have confirmed that normal service has been resumed.
Digital Education Office
On Saturday 17 March 2018, Turnitin will be unavailable from 4 pm to 10 pm for scheduled maintenance. This is to ensure that services remain stable, particularly during high submission periods, this maintenance will include several hardware updates and performance improvements.
Users will be unable to submit and grade during this maintenance window, so please ensure that any submission deadlines are adjusted to fall outside of the window.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.