Scheduled Turnitin Downtime

Turnitin has scheduled downtime for 9 July between 00:00 and 08:00 BST. During this time, Turnitin and the related tool Gradescope will not be available to staff or students for any purpose, including submitting assignments for students, and creating assignments and marking for staff. Although we hope that any and all disruptions to service will occur within this window, you should check the Turnitin status page for the latest information. We have contacted the Examinations Office to reschedule any resit ... read more
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Lecture Capture (22/23) #1: Project Launch

Lecture Capture (22/23) #1: Project Launch

As promised, I’m pleased to provide more information on the lecture capture service that will be implemented for 22/23. In this article you will find details of the project including the objectives, scope, and schedule. However, if you find that to be a little too much information to read through, the key information is summarised below – I won’t be offended 😉. You can bookmark this post for future reference and follow the Technology Enhanced Spaces category on our blog ... read more

22/23 Module creation!

We are at that time of year again - all SEM1, SEM2, and SEM12 (year-long) modules will be created on the 20th of June. CTIL has been in contact with schools to confirm a few minor updates to the templates. The default changes are: Updated URLs for links (e.g. accessibility statement, student guides for Turnitin, etc.)Academic Integrity statement moved locations and the wording was slightly adjusted to be clearer for studentsModule handbook links are now optional following changes that went ... read more
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Teaching Spaces Update: From Hybrid to Lecture Capture

Teaching Spaces Update: From Hybrid to Lecture Capture

Having delivered on its key objectives, the Hybrid Teaching Spaces project is drawing to a close and handing on day-to-day support of the new facilities on to UoDIT. However, this isn’t the last you’ll hear from us as we’re shifting our focus to delivering universal lecture capture, so read on for some key information about ongoing support for hybrid and what to expect from the new lecture capture project over the summer ... read more

Resolved- Turnitin issue

Update: (10/05/22 at 14:40) Turnitin have resolved the issue. They have confirmed that it occurred between 10:22 and 14:05 BST. Turnitin have reported that they are currently experiencing service degradation. This includes delays in generating or showing similarity reports, and they are also reporting degraded service for Turnitin submissions. If you are experiencing any issues, please let your module lead know immediately and also log a call with Help4U. As Turnitin currently have the service as degraded rather than down, ... read more
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Accessibility Amnesty

Make your Module accessible

19th May 2022 is this years “Global Accessibility Awareness Day“. CTIL are organising some drop in sessions and workshops from Monday 16th to help staff ensure their Module Materials are accessible to all students ... read more
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Resolved – Important Turnitin issue

Update: 29/04/22 at 12:21 BST - Turnitin have resolved the issue and we can confirm that service is restored. The issue appears to have occurred between 10:04 and 11:34 BST. Users were able to access Turnitin from approximately 10:45 BST, but there were still service issues including delays for generating similarity reports at that time. This morning we had reports of users unable to access Turnitin for a brief window of time and significant service degradation after that. They are ... read more
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Resolved: Turnitin issue – degraded performance

Update: (06/04/22 at 14:50): Turnitin have confirmed that there was overall service degradation between April 4th 17:30 - April 6th 12:40 BST. This consisted of overall slowness, issues saving comments and Quickmarks, and an “Pool "ev-app-yang-POOL" error message. Within that time frame, from approximately 11:-00 - 13:00 BST, there was downtime when Turnitin was unavailable. They have now reported that these issues have been resolved. Update: (06/04/22 at 13:05): Turnitin has been restored. The downtime lasted from approximately 11:00 - ... read more
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Hybrid Update #12: Capture & Stream + Dual-Mode Rollout

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well and beginning to take a bit of a break with Easter on the horizon. You haven’t heard much (or anything!) from me via blog post as I tend to hide behind the scenes working on the operational side of the Hybrid Teaching Spaces project. I am hoping to make up for the lack of posts with some good news today. Capture and Stream Equipment Rollout As most of you will be ... read more
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Changes to Enterprise Survey set up

If you or your school uses Enterprise Surveys, please read this process update closely and share it with any relevant person in you school! What is it? This is a tool provided by Blackboard (My Dundee) to deploy anonymous end of module surveys. Check out our guide for more information! What do I need to know? Before now, we have encouraged staff to use the Institutional Hierarchy to set up 'nodes' (containers) for terms and any sub-categories that they would ... read more
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