Scheduled Outage: Turnitin; Sunday, 23 September 2018, 3:00am to 11:30am
Timeframe: Sunday, 23 September 2018, 3:00am to 11:30am
Services Affected: Turnitin
Description: Turnitin is the anti-plagiarism service introduced to the University of Otago this semester, which integrates with Blackboard and Moodle and is recommended in preference to SafeAssign (more information is available here: https://help.otago.ac.nz/blackboard/assessing-your-students/turnitin/ ).
Turnitin system vendors will be undertaking vital preventative maintenance during the timeframe above, as a result of which this service will be unavailable. Consequently:
- Students will be unable to make new submissions to Turnitin Direct Assignments
- Students will be unable to view Turnitin similarity reports or feedback made through the Turnitin Feedback Studio
- Instructors will be unable to view Turnitin similarity reports or enter feedback or marks through the Turnitin Feedback Studio
This outage is limited to Turnitin; Blackboard and Moodle will otherwise remain unaffected.
Staff may wish to inform potentially affected students of papers they teach and/or take this service interruption into account in respect to assignment deadlines.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this maintenance work, which is intended to safeguard the future reliability of Turnitin services.
Please contact AskOtago IT if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 7000 or 0800 80 80 98)
Ask IT Reference: R185813