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Temporary Changes to notifications from Blackboard

16 Nov 2018

A change has been made to Blackboard notification settings with immediate effect. Students now only see notifications about due dates and missed deadlines for Blackboard Tests and Blackboard Assignments

Students will no longer receive notifications for due dates and missed deadlines for Turnitin and graded Discussion Forums, Blogs, Wikis, Journals and Blackboard and Turnitin peer grading activities.

Why is this happening?

Notification from Blackboard tools to students have been temporarily disabled to prevent incorrect alerts being issued on Turnitin assignments.

What do you need to do?

Until the notification issues are resolved, you may wish to clearly state submission deadlines to students e.g. in lectures/tutorials and when setting up Turnitin submission points on Blackboard and also for any graded Discussion Forums, Blogs, Wikis, Journals and Blackboard and Turnitin peer grading activities.

Further queries?

If you have any queries or require further support, please contact your eLearning team via the Support Centre: