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SafeAssign Outage and Improvements

SafeAssign Outage and Improvements

This next Saturday, April 26, from 7 AM until 9 AM Pacific Time, the SafeAssign service (the plagiarism detection tool within Blackboard) will not be working. Until 7:30 AM SafeAssignments will not accept new submissions, and anything submitted between 7:30 and 9 AM will not immediately have reports generated. Instead submissions during that time period will be put in a queue and originality reports will be generated later.

It would be a good idea for students to avoid submitting papers to the SafeAssign tool Saturday morning, and any instructors who set deadlines on SafeAssignments may want to modify those deadlines a bit. No problems are expected from this process, but if you do run into problems using SafeAssign after 9 AM on April 26, please let us know via the ATRC Helpdesk.

For information about what the “improvements” are to SafeAssign, you can read about that on a Blackboard Help article. The short version is that they have redesigned the SA Report, and the new version looks to be much more reliable to use.

2 Responses to “ “SafeAssign Outage and Improvements”

  1. Is it too soon to say oh yay?

    • David Gray says:

      Too soon? Not at all.

      As far as I can tell, the current (old) SA Report layout is the same as it has always been, and not too many technologies can endure for years without *some* change. This is far overdue.

      Also, with our next Bb upgrade, SafeAssign will become far more useable… but I’m going to save those details for another time.

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