Tii News: February/March 2016

Saturday, 26 March from 2am-3am: TurnItIn will be upgraded at 2am on the 26th. As a precaution we recommend that anyone marking with the TurnItIn for iPad app sync prior to the upgrade. Information Services are not expecting any issues related to this upgrade.

Monday, 14 March from 08:30am – TurnItIn At Risk status removed after weekend monitoring.

Friday, 11 March from 1:30pm onwards – access to the TurnItInUK service is currently intermittent, affecting all universities in the UK who use the service. This was officially reported by @TurnitinStatus at 2:27pm, we are awaiting further information. The system should be considered as at risk until further notice [current time: 3:31pm].

Sunday, 6 March to Monday 7 March, 7:30pm-4:06am: TurnItInUK experienced a service disruption from 7:30pm – 10:00pm on Sunday 6th of March. Between 10:00pm and 4:06am there was a continued advisory that originality reports were taking longer to process than usual. These issues were confirmed as resolved at 4:06am GMT.

Saturday, 5 March: Studentcentral will be undergoing planned maintenance between 1am and 5am on Saturday 5th March, during which time the service may be intermittently unavailable.  We recommend that you avoid scheduling any submission deadlines to fall during this period. Access to TurnItIn through studentcentral may also be affected.

Also on Saturday, TurnItIn is scheduled for maintenance from 3pm – 7pm GMT. TurnItIn services may be intermittent during this maintenance period.

Tuesday 1, March at 08:44: TurnItIn support have confirmed that the issue with the app is now resolved. The eLearning team ran tests during the morning and can also confirm that the TurnItIn for iPad app is now synchronising marking again. Any marking stored within the app will synchronise when the app is running and your iPad is connected to Wi-Fi.

Monday 29, February at 17:15: the TurnItIn app has been tested and is now synchronising marking information once again. The TurnItIn for iPad app should be considered as at risk until we receive official confirmation from TurnItIn that the issue has been resolved. Desktop marking in TurnItIn, through studentcentral, is functioning normally.

Sunday 28, February at 16:30: please be advised that the TurnItIn for iPad app is currently unavailable due to synchronisation issues. TurnItIn support have been alerted and are currently working on fixing these issues. It is advised that staff do not use the app for any marking until further notice. Desktop marking in TurnItIn, through studentcentral, is functioning normally.

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February: please be advised that the TurnItIn for iPad app is at risk due to reported synchronisation issues. These issues are currently under investigation and being pursued with TurnItIn support, but it is advised that staff consider marking on a computer (where the option is available) as a precaution at this time.

Saturday, 27 February: TurnItIn will be upgraded at 2am on the 27th. As a precaution we recommend that anyone marking with the TurnItIn for iPad app sync prior to the upgrade. This upgrade will include some critical updates to improve performance. Information Services are not expecting any issues related to this upgrade.

 

I have been working in the Educational Technology field within Higher Education for nine years. A big part of my job is finding new and innovative ways of integrating technology into current teaching and learning methodology. This can include assisting academic staff with Virtual Learning Environments/Learning Management Systems (Blackboard), implementing specific software packages, maximising current technologies and championing new ones. I find this profession both riveting and rewarding. I really enjoy life on the cutting edge, but I also enjoy being able to help staff achieve small and meaningful efficiencies; sometimes that makes all the difference.

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