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Turntin System-wide Service Disruption - Resolved

RESOLVED at 1:36 a.m. CST on 2/16/2019 from Turnitin:
We’ve fixed it! Due to an unexpected database issue, users of Turnitin and Turnitin UK may have been unable to log in,  submit or grade papers today. Users accessing Turnitin and Turnitin UK through integration were also affected. We are pleased to advise that service has been restored.
We encountered a disruption between the following times: 08:52 a.m. CST Feb 15 through 01:06 a.m. CST Feb 16.
Please accept our apologies if you were impacted by today’s disruption.

UPDATE at 4:18 p.m. CST on 2/15/2019 from Turnitin:
"As you are aware, we are currently experiencing a system outage for both Turnitin and TurnitinUK. We have identified the cause to be a database issue, which caused GradeMarks and QuickMarks to eventually stop responding and this caused our system to go down.
We're working on implementing a fix and we currently don't know how long this will take, however, we are estimating that by the end of the business day today we should have all services restored.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience."

Starting around 9:50 a.m. CST on Friday, February 15, 2019, Turnitin reported they are experiencing a system wide service disruption. Users are unable to create, access, submit, or grade Turnitin assignments.

Issues accessing Panopto System and Panopto Recorder - Under Investigation

Users trying to access UNI's Panopto System or the Panopto Recorder application may experience issues logging in. Instead of being taken to the Panopto interface, users are simply logged into the Blackboard Learn interface. IT staff are investigating the issue; however a workaround is available.

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    With weather-related class cancellations this time of year, don't forget about the many instructional technology tools that can assist with keeping on schedule with content. In particular, Panopto, used in conjunction with Blackboard Learn, allows you to create video content for your courses to share with your students. It can also be used to create video tutorials, share videos taken from your phone, provide a video assignment dropbox and more. See more at https://elearning.uni.edu/panopto

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    Accessibility @ UNI

    You'll notice there is a new Accessibility @ UNI link in your Blackboard Learn course navigation for Spring 2019. This link has been added to assist you and your students to make it easier to find accessibility resources at UNI. You'll also find a statement from Student Accessibility Services that you can put in your Spring 2019 syllabus.

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    Sign up for Spring Faculty/Staff Workshops

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Scheduled Maintenance

No planned maintenance at this moment


Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

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Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

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Monday, Dec 17, 2018

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