|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Restored: Youtube Age-Restricted Content Inaccessible From CU Network||Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:28pm|
|Service Maintenance Completed: Wired Network in Multiple Buildings||Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30am||Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30am|
|Service Maintenance Completed: Wi-Fi Services Across Campus||Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:00am||Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Turnitin||Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am||Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:30pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Campus Solutions & Portals||Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 6:00am||Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: F5 Content Switch||Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm||Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Wi-Fi in Bear Creek Apartments||Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:00am||Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:30am|
‘Accessible’ means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally inclusive manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
Turnitin is an originality-checking service that instructors can enable for Dropbox assignments in Desire2Learn (D2L). There are two ways to access Turnitin: within D2L and within an external website called Turnitin Feedback Studio. Originality Scores can be viewed within Dropbox in D2L. However, all other advanced functionality such as in-line instructor comments, GradeMark feedback on grammar or mechanics, and PeerMark feedback is only able to be accessed within Turnitin Feedback Studio.
The Turnitin Feedback Studio has two different views: an image-based document viewer and a text-only version. To access the text-only version, users should hit the Tab button after Feedback Studio has loaded. This should navigate to a hidden button labeled “Navigate to Text-Only similarity report” which users can select to access the text-only version.
Instructors and students should be able to access Originality Scores within Dropbox in D2L using a screen reader.
Turnitin Feedback Studio is largely inaccessible to screen reader users due to its use of an image-based document viewer. Turnitin recommends that screen reader users access the site using a text-only version, but the text-only version does not allow the user to read or write instructor comments or any other in-document markup.
The side-by-side comparison of the submitted assignment and matching assignment uses color coding alone to identify matching passages, and is inaccessible to individuals with blindness, low vision, or color blindness.
Feedback Studio is also missing appropriate headings to allow quick navigation through its interface.
If you are requiring your students to use this service in your course, you should include the following statement in your syllabus:
“This course requires the use of Turnitin, which is currently not accessible to users of assistive technology or has not yet been reviewed fully for accessibility. If you use assistive technology to access the course material, please contact your faculty member and Disability Services at 303-492-8671 or by email at email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss other effective means for providing equal alternate access."
OIT is in communication with Turnitin to determine their timeline for addressing the concerns listed above.
OIT has partnered with Disability Services to provide assistance for accessibility issues related to OIT supported services and we want to hear from you about this service. If you need assistance using this service or you have more information about the accessibility of this service that we should share with others, please contact the IT Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone).