Turnitin have reported that, following a service disruption earlier, full normal service has been restored.
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.
For markers using Blackboard or Turnitin to provide feedback online, a range of text-based and video guides are available on the EMA guides page.
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.
If you would be interested in finding out more or trying the tool please contact Roger Gardner, Digital Education Development Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University’s online assessment platform, Questionmark, is being upgraded to version 6 and migrated to the cloud-based On Demand service. This work is essential as our current version of Questionmark, Perception 5.7, will no longer be supported by the company after July 2019.
Following consultation with users, the change has been scheduled for the week commencing 29th July 2019 and it is likely that Questionmark will be unavailable throughout the week. This downtime will be confirmed once a trial migration has been completed (expected by Easter).
Blackboard are performing scheduled maintenance on their data servers on Friday, March 1st, 2019 between 2:00 am and 6:00 am, which will result in some service interruption during this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are pleased to say that the data problems behind the missed recordings yesterday were resolved yesterday afternoon and all scheduled recording of lectures is back to normal.
If you think that your lecture is still having problems please email us at email@example.com
We have been made aware that there is an error in some timetabling data that means that lectures cannot be identified as being automatically scheduled by Re/Play and so are not being recorded. The timetabling team are looking into the matter as a priority and we will update the blog with further information.
In the mean time we would advise lecturers to use the ad-hoc recorder to record their sessions. Please see our Re/Play organisation for further information on using the app, there should also be instructions in lecture theatres.
Turnitin is currently experiencing a service outage. You will not be able to submit or mark Turnitin papers during this outage. We will update you when we hear more, or you can check Turnitin’s own status page.
We have had reports from some users that uploading zip files to Turnitin is giving the error ‘Zip file submission is currently unavailable.’
This appears to be an intermittent error that occurs at times of high workload for Turnitin and currently the advice is to try the upload again at a later time. The Digital Education Office are in touch with Turnitin about the error and will update this blog with any further information.