We are currently testing an alternative to the increasingly erratic Turnitin. Called SafeAssign, it is very easy to use and directions can be found in the last line of the Assignments module on the Blackboard Faculty Support page (see link at the top of the Bb interface or use http://bit.ly/wpu-bb-fac ). Contact me for more information. Please report to your experience with both Turninin and SafeAssign -- the more information we have the more secure we can be in our eventual choice between the two products.
Blackboard Corp. has written to tel us know the service will be unavailable Sunday March 24 from noon to 4pm. They write:
During this maintenance window, the CourseSites platform will be inaccessible for all users. All operations around the platform will resume immediately after the planned maintenance work has been completed, tested, and approved by our development team.
Questions? please file a help desk ticket: