Change to Blackboard feedback annotation tool, Crocodoc

The tool which Blackboard currently uses to allow markers to provide feedback annotations directly on submitted assignments, Crocodoc, is being replaced on 5th January 2018.  Markers should not use Crocodoc where it is possible that those comments/annotations may need editing after 4th January 2018.   Follow this link for more information on this change.  There is also further advice for staff and for students.


Turnitin login difficulties between 11.37pm Weds 23 Oct and 6am Thurs 24Oct

Turnitin have reported some difficulties with their login processes between 11.37pm  Weds 23rd Oct and 6am Thurs 24th Oct which would have prevented users from logging in and / or accessing the Turnitin service through Blackboard.  This has now been resolved and Turnitin is available as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Digital Education Office

Re/Play upgrade Thursday 12 October – delay in publishing of some lectures

Re/Play was upgraded yesterday morning (12 October).  While the upgrade has improved playback performance, it unfortunately resulted in a delay in the automatic publishing of  lectures recorded from 5 pm on Monday until 6 pm Tuesday.

We have rectified this and made the materials visible.  Many apologies for the inconvenience caused.

To make a recording private:

  1. Go to the My Re/Play tab in Blackboard
  2. Find the recording
  3. Change the setting from ‘Viewable’ to ‘Private’.




Limited availability of the Re/Play service (formerly Mediasite) – midnight to 4:00 am – Tuesday 10 October

Sonic Foundry who provide the Re/Play service (formerly Mediasite) have informed us that there will be potential outages on Tuesday 10 October between midnight and 4:00 am. There will be several periods of 5 minutes when the service will be  unavailable during these hours. The outage is necessary  for essential maintenance by the data centre provider. Sonic Foundry apologise for the inconvenience caused.