On the 1st of August 2017 at around 6pm GMT the document viewer in Turnitin, which is currently where essays are reviewed and marked, will be upgraded to the new Feedback Studio. This change will be implemented across the UK, some British HEIs have moved to the Feedback Studio already, as have HEIs in the United States.
Any submission points created prior to the update will transition over, they do not need to be recreated.
If some student assignments are marked in the current version, then they can be picked up and moderated in the new version without issue.
If QuickMarks are applied to a paper in the current version they will be viewable and editable in the new version they just won’t feature the marker’s initials as they were created prior to that feature being available.
The way that students submit to Turnitin via studentcentral will not change.
The way that staff create submission points/inboxes and mark work will not change.
The route by which students get to their eFeedback in Turnitin via My Grades will not change.
Changes for the most part are limited to visual improvements and mobile compatibilty for students. See this blog post for more details.
The option to generate a code for the Turnitin for iPad app will be available via the information “(i)” button on the right after the upgrade.
Turnitin will be unavailable from 3pm-9pm on Saturday 5th August
Turnitin have advised us that they will be carrying out maintenance on the service on Saturday 5th August, from 3-9pm. The service will be completely unavailable during this maintenance window (including the Turnitin for iPad app), and we therefore recommend avoiding scheduling submission deadlines to fall within this period.
This morning 25/6/17 between 09:01:51 and 09:12:51 Univesity of Brighton LDAP server was refusing connections, preventing users from logging in to StudentCentral, StudentFolio and other services, such as Edublogs and possibly Sharepoint.
LDAP is the central-system that handles logging into services.
The system recovered without intervention after LDAP server started accepting connections at 09:12.
9:00am – 10:20am on 27/03/17
Turnitin was unavailable for submissions
The following error was displayed to students/staff attempting to upload any file type: “Invalid file type! Valid types are: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX), Acrobat PDF, PostScript, Text, HTML, WordPerfect (WPD), OpenOffice (ODT), Rich Text Format and Hangul (HWP). Click here for more information.”
This is issue was reported to Turnitin. This issue prevented any work from being submitted between approximately 9:00am and 10:20am on Monday the 27th of March, 2017.
Users of the Turnitin and Turnitin UK services are currently unable to make submissions, we are investigating this issue as a high priority.
Following performance issues with studentcentral on Wednesday, 18th January, between 2.30pm and 3.00pm Blackboard, our hosts for studentcentral, recommended some system downtime for maintenance.
We had scheduled this time for Friday, 20th January at 1am and would have communicated this downtime today. Blackboard, mistakenly, performed the maintenance this morning between 1am and 1.42am. Studentcentral would have been unavailable during this time.
Students submitting assignments via Turnitin have not been receiving email submission confirmation receipts since approximately 20:35 on 29/11/16. This issue has been reported to Turnitin and is under investigation currently.
Until this issue is resolved, we recommend that students take a screenshot of the on-screen digital receipt shown once an assignment has been submitted.
Students may also download a copy of their digital receipt by viewing the Turnitin submission point, clicking the “Download” icon next to their submission, and choosing the “Digital receipt” option from the menu shown:
Reminder – Turnitin is unavailable from 3-7pm this Saturday, 3rd December
Turnitin have advised us that they will be carrying out maintenance on the service on Saturday 3rd December, from 3-7pm. The service will be completely unavailable during this maintenance window (including the Turnitin for iPad app), and we therefore recommend avoiding scheduling submission deadlines to fall within this period.