Images don’t display in emailed Announcements

Internet Explorer users need to be aware of a new issue with announcements that include embedded images. Images will not display if an announcement is emailed. The issue only occurs if the announcement was created using Internet Explorer, and only affects users who read the announcement outside of the VLE.

A workaround is to use Chrome or Firefox when creating the announcement.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or

VLE Issues – Tuesday 10th January

The VLE experienced some performance issues yesterday, which may have meant pages and documents took longer to load and some users may have had problems logging in. These issues started at 16:30.

This was resolved by restarting the VLE. During this period, the VLE was unavailable from 17:10 until 17:30. Full service was resumed from 17:30.

Service was monitored overnight and the VLE is now stable.

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Resolved: Issue with Turnitin Receipts by Email

Turnitin have informed us that receipts are now being delivered to Office365 email accounts as usual.

Any receipts that students have not received via email since 30/11/16 will not be resent. Students can still download the digital receipt manually, information on how to do this can be found in our previous blog posting:

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or

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Turnitin: Issue with Email Receipts

Turnitin are experiencing issues with email receipts not been delivered to Office365 email accounts, meaning submissions are currently unlikely to get an email confirmation.

You can still manually check your digital receipt to confirm the submission, advice on how to do this is listed below.

Viewing the digital receipt and checking your submission

You can check that you have submitted successfully by returning to the assignment area, your digital receipt will be stored here. You will notice that the email address is different to your University one, please disregard this, all emails will be sent to your University of Leeds email account.

To download a copy of your digital receipt as a PDF click on the download icon, then select digital receipt.

Download your receipt
Example of a receipt

Full guidance is available on our website, under the ‘Check’ tab:

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the 
online contact form, or

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Fixed: VLE Issues

The VLE is now performing as usual, following load time and log in issues. The issues have been forwarded to the vendor for investigation.

If you continue to have problems, then please contact the IT Service Desk.

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VLE Issues

The VLE is currently experiencing some performance issues, which may mean pages and documents take longer to load and you may have problems logging in.

We are looking into the issues as a matter of urgency and will update as soon as possible.

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