Blackboard will be performing essential maintenance to their data centre in the early hours of Friday 31 May 2019. Some network disruption is expected for around 30 minutes towards the beginning of the maintenance window, which runs from 2 am to 6 am.
A problem with the University of Bristol Single Sign-On service is preventing the majority of users from accessing Blackboard. The Problem started in the early hours and IT Services are working on a fix. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will update the blog when we have further information.
If you are interested in marking offline eg using Word, would you like to try out a new tool which allows the upload of feedback for a whole cohort or for groups of students? The Digital Education Office is running our third hands on session on the 22nd May where you can have a go. The session will be suitable for markers or administrators who support marking.
Turnitin have reported that they have been experiencing issues with viewing similarity reports and accepting submissions since 3.08 pm. Their engineers have identified the issue, and are working towards a resolution. You can track Turnitin’s status here: http://turnitin.status.io/.
If you are interested in marking offline eg using Word, would you like to try out a new tool which allows the upload of feedback for a whole cohort or for groups of students? The Digital Education Office is running three short hands-on sessions where you can have a go. The sessions are suitable for markers or administrators who support marking.
Android users must update the Blackboard app to continue receiving push notifications.
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) has been discontinued. Due to this change, Blackboard apps have migrated to Google’s new Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). To maintain push notifications on your device, please update to Blackboard App 4.0 or Blackboard Instructor 2.5.
Turnitin is currently experiencing an unexpected service disruption. You may experience issues submitting papers and may be unable to view or generate Similarity Reports. We will post updates here, or you can follow them yourself via Turnitin status.