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VITAL will be unavailable from 7:30am on Monday 23rd July while new software updates are applied. We anticipate it may not be available again until Thursday 26th July.
VITAL should be considered 'at risk' for the rest of the week (until 5:00pm on Friday 27th July) while a large amount of system maintenance is carried out. 'At risk' means that VITAL could go offline without warning while maintenance and upgrade work is carried out.
Please avoid setting critical online tests, assignment submission deadlines and other important activities in VITAL throughout the period 23rd July - 27th July 2018.
Further information about the upgrade, including a summary of new and enhanced features, can be found on our website at http://utils.liv.ac.uk/Vital/faqs.aspx?ID=152
Turnitin are undertaking scheduled maintenance on Tuesday 10th July between 4pm and 12 Midnight.
During this time it will not be possible to submit or grade Turnitin assignments from VITAL.
Turnitin services will also be unavailable through the turnitinuk.com website and via Turnitin mobile apps
There is a known issue that is ongoing whereby announcement email notifications may be delayed by hours or days after the Announcement is created, and in some cases not sent at all. This is intermittent and affects email notifications for announcements where the "Email Announcement" has not been ticked.
Staff are advised that if they create an announcement in Vital and want to be sure that an email is received immediately by all staff and students on the module then they should select the option to "Email Announcement".
The option ‘Email Announcement’ when selected will send the complete announcement as an email to the University email addresses of everyone enrolled onto the module, even where users have specified not to get notifications of announcements. This email will get sent instantly.
We have been advised that this issue will be resolved in a future version of the Blackboard software.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused