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Staff: Turnitin GradeMark Removed

Turnitin GradeMark, the predecessor to Turnitin Feedback Studio, has now been removed by Turnitin. 

Feedback Studio will now be the only Turnitin marking interface available when you access assignments, you will no longer be able to access the ‘Classic’ interface.

Any users who were still using Turnitin GradeMark will automatically be switched to Turnitin Feedback Studio. Feedback Studio provides the same features as GradeMark and should be familiar to staff. All pre-existing marks, rubrics and QuickMarks will continue to work as per GradeMark.

You can familiarise yourself with the new layout, by watching a short video. We have also built a full set of support guides to provide assistance if required.

If you would like help with Feedback Studio, please contact your Faculty Support or the Learning Technologies Team via the Service Desk.

Reminder: 2017 VLE Summer Upgrade

We are planning to upgrade the VLE this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 11th July until late Wednesday 12th July*

*Additionally, Thursday 13th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/2017-vle-summer-upgrade/

2017 VLE Summer Upgrade

We are planning to upgrade the VLE this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 11th July until late Wednesday 12th July*

*Additionally, Thursday 13th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/2017-vle-summer-upgrade/

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: https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/turnitin-issue-with-email-receipts/

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 helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

VLE Service

Staff: Use of Turnitin

Following some recent enquiries, we would like to clarify the University’s licence agreement with Turnitin.

The service can be used “only in connection with classes offered in its own curriculum, to its own students for the purpose of submitting Student work for evaluation.”

Therefore Turnitin should not be used for submitting work by staff e.g. research papers. Turnitin offer a separate service for this purpose: http://www.ithenticate.com/