Questionmark have now resolved the log in issue that was occurring this morning. Users should now be able to log in using single sign on.
We are aware that there is a problem with logging into Questionmark this morning. We have been in contact with Questionmark and have been told this issue will be resolved this morning.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will update the blog when we have more information.
Turnitin had reported they were experiencing issues where users were being presented with a 404 error when viewing submissions.
This has now been resolved.
This is a reminder that Turnitin Services will be unavailable on Saturday 13th July from 16:00 – 00:00 as they will be conducting scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to submit and grade during this window.
Please be aware that Turnitin Services will be unavailable on Saturday 13th July from 16:00 – 00:00 as they will be conducting scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to submit and grade during this window.
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.
Alternatively we will also be running a Webinar demonstration/Q&A on the 24th May. This session will be recorded.
More information on the tool
In order to better support markers who mark offline, the Digital Education Office has been working with Blackboard on development of a tool which allows Instructors to:
- batch download assignments, including by group (eg if you are marking a subset of students within a unit)
- mark offline eg annotating an assignment or completing a separate feedback sheet in Word
- batch upload marks and feedback files.
This video provides an overview of how the tool works. Please note that currently the tool can only be used where students have submitted an assignment in Blackboard.
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.