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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: 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/

Looking for your 13/14 modules?

The 13/14 academic year will start in September. Until then, your 13/14 modules won’t show on the VLE Home page by default. 12/13 modules are the default until resits have finished.

To find your 13/14 modules, check the Show All Years box. If you have many modules, enter 13/14 into the search box to help find them.

If they are not under the Teaching tab, remember to check other tabs e.g. Building.

Screenshot of VLE modules list

If you are missing modules or think you don’t have the correct role, please see our enrolment FAQs.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Test students accounts for all instructors and module builders.

We’ve added a feature to Blackboard which will allow all Instructors and Module builders to create a test account associated with their normal login. These test accounts will be normal ‘students’ in the system and will give you a real student view of your module.

If for example your username is:

depxyz

your student login will be:

depxyz_student

You’ll create the password to the test account yourself, so good secure password creation is a necessity.

There is a full guide to the functionality which you should read first: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/guides/teststudent.htm

Each instructor or module builder can create one test user. You’ll be able to enrol/unenrol the test account in any of your modules. Be aware that any content you create with these accounts can be viewed by others, just like a real student.

The fine print:

  • Do not share usernames and passwords with others – the test student account is for your use only.
  • Test student accounts will be purged from the system on the first of every month. If you want to continue using a test student, you’ll have to create a new one.

Instructors – Ten ways to improve your module

New to module building? Want some quick ways to get up and running? We’ve put together a series of ten short tips, each of which can be completed in ten minutes or under.

See the ten things page and get started on part 1.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

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/