Questionmark Perception Terminal Server maintenance, Wednesday 20 June, 8 am – 9 am

The Questionmark Perception Terminal Server needs to taken down briefly to have security updates applied to it. This work has been scheduled for Wednesday 20 June between 8 am and 9 am, although the actual downtime will only last for about ten minutes, at around 8.30 am. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

If you have any questions, please contact

Turnitin Maintenance, Tuesday July 10, 4 pm – 12 midnight

Turnitin will be taking their services down for maintenance between 4 pm and 12 midnight on Tuesday July 10. 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.

You can stay up to date with Turnitin system status by following @TurnitinStatus on Twitter.

Blackboard upgrade, 22-23 July 2018

This year, the Blackboard upgrade has been scheduled to take place between 7 pm on Sunday 22 July and midday on Monday 23 July. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time, so please do not schedule any activities requiring Blackboard during that period.

New Blackboard courses for 2018-19 units and programmes will become available to staff between 2 and 8 August.

Please email if you have any questions.

Digital Education Office drop-ins

The Digital Education Office is offering drop-ins for Academic or Professional staff who may have queries about using Blackboard or Turnitin for online submission, marking or feedback. This is also an opportunity for colleagues to swap tips and share Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Practice.

No need to book just turn up. For more information about EMA please visit our EMA Page

Dates of drop-ins:

Wednesday 23rd May, 1pm-2pm: 1.05, 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

Wednesday 30th May, 1pm-2pm: 3.16, Senate House

Wednesday 6th June, 1pm-2pm: 1.58 Queens Building

Wednesday 13th June, 1pm-2pm: WS402, Chemistry Building

Wednesday 20th June, 1pm-2pm: LR2, 43 Woodland Road

Wednesday 27th June, 1pm-2pm: TR2 Biomedical Sciences Building, Southwell Street.