Change to Turnitin for anonymous marking

Please read this information if you use or administer Turnitin for anonymous marking.

With the recent Blackboard upgrade, essential to ensure our Blackboard service remains supported, we were also required to update the Turnitin integration. Unfortunately, in the newer version Turnitin have changed the Sync Grades functionality so it cannot be used to send submission information (marks or submission status) from Turnitin to the Blackboard Grade Centre while anonymity is on.

Does this affect me?

The change affects you if you have previously used Sync Grades to:

  • Check to see which students have or have not submitted while an assignment is anonymous
    and/or
  • Run anonymous moderation

If you are affected please read the information about alternatives to sync grades before setting up any new Turnitin assignments. If in doubt contact the Digital Education Office for further advice.

Turnitin scheduled maintenance: Saturday 1st August

Turnitin scheduled maintenance: Saturday 1st August

Turnitin have advised us that there will be scheduled maintenance taking place on Saturday 1st August from 16:00 – 22:00 BST. Turnitin services will be unavailable at this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk or visit the Turnitin Status page.

Turnitin service disruption restored: Sunday 31st May

Please be advised that Turnitin services encountered an issue on Sunday 31st May between 11:48 – 14:18 BST. Users may have had problems with loading Turnitin assignments and submitting papers. All services  have now returned to normal.

Please see the Turnitin Status page for more information.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk

Turnitin service disruption: 19th May

Please be aware that Turnitin is currently experiencing a service disruption. During this time users may encounter errors with submitting work and accessing the feedback studio. We will update you when we hear anything further.

Please see the Turnitin Status page for more information.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk

Turnitin service status

Turnitin have told us that they “are committed to delivering reliable and consistent service to our customers across the globe who are now faced with new and unprecedented challenges.” (https://www.turnitin.com/blog/how-turnitin-is-helping-you-minimize-disruption-from-covid-19 ).
Unfortunately, however, there has been some recent service disruption. The Digital Education Office monitors Turnitin service status and will notify our users, via the Digital Education Office blog, of any planned maintenance, or when significant disruption is occurring. You can also view Turnitin’s own service status and opt to subscribe to their status updates at: https://turnitin.statuspage.io/.