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Is iLearn down, or is it just me?

Like all technology, iLearn can sometimes seem to experience a technical hiccup, become slow or even go offline. But any number of things could actually be the cause of this – such as your broadband connection, or the wireless network on campus, or maybe Cookie Monster decided to break the internet.  Here are a few simple steps to work out what’s causing the problem.

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UPDATE – it’s working! Technical alert: Turnitin iPad app

Update

We are pleased to advise that Turnitin have released the update to fix the issue with their app.

The Learning Systems Team have also completed testing of the updated app before announcing the release.  Testing has shown that the issue is indeed fixed.

What to do now?  You will need to download the update the app on your iPad.  Go to the app store here.   Sorry to Andriod users, Turnitin only developed an app for iPad.

Happy marking!

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iLearn Drop-in Clinic returns for S1, 2015!

Never fear, the iLearn Drop-in Clinic will soon be here!

The Drop-in Clinic will kick off on 9 February to support staff in readiness for the start of Session 1.  On hand will be our friendly, supportive staff to help you with all things:

  • iLearn
  • iTeach – iLearn Spaces (in plain English, creating/activating your iLearn unit for the new session)
  • iTeach – Unit Guides
  • Echo360 (timetabled lectures continue to be automatically recorded – audio/screen capture depending on timetabled room facilities)

Let’s cut to the chase, what’s the time, date and location?

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What proportion of your assessment items are being text-matched?

The extent of non-original language that’s acceptable within a work is highly variable. In the instance of Law, where you want students to extensively cite legislation or decisions, anything less than 40% might indicate the student is giving you an opinion piece rather than genuine analysis of the law.

Conversely, the alarm bells go off for me when the rating is 0%. That can be indicative of a paper from a paper mill.

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