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In view of severe weather predictions, all University of South Wales campuses will be closed on Thursday 1 March.
Please look through Thursday afternoon at the USW websites and @UniSouthWales on twitter for further updates on whether campuses will open on Friday and Saturday.
Essential services for students living on campus will continue. Staff who are not part of those essential residential services should work at home if possible, and discuss possibilities with their line managers.
Please note: Due to a change introduced by Blackboard, users should note some important changes of functionality to Blackboard’s native assessment tool.
The changes affect the annotation functionality that exists within Blackboard’s native Assessments tool (please note: this does not affect Turnitin).
The change will come into effect on 4th January 2018.
The following article describes the changes;
Following the recent Blackboard upgrade it has been identified that some additional essential maintenance is required which will require 12 hours of system downtime. We have scheduled this for Saturday 3rd Sept between 19.30 – 07.00 Sunday 4th Sept during which time https://unilearn.southwales.ac.uk will be unavailable.
ITS would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Due to the need to perform essential maintenance, UniLearn (Blackboard) will be unavailable between 02.00 and 04.00 approximately next Monday 18th January.
IT Services would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are aware of an issue with tii tool availability in some modules – Blackboard are aware and an engineer is working on it.
There is a work-around in the meantime; For modules where this is an issue, go to Control Panel>Customisation>Tool Availability – scroll down the list until you see the turnitin tools – they should be checked in all columns but for some modules they are not – check them (except Turnitin Basic Tools) and submit
IT Services thanks you for your patience.