Blackboard and Turnitin are occasionally unavailable during planned maintenance work – see Scheduled Blackboard and Turnitin maintenance.
Check if there are any current issues with Blackboard on the Blackboard Service Status page
Check the status of the University network and other university systems: UoR IT Services Status.
Turnitin is a separate system that is integrated with Blackboard. This means that Turnitin might be unavailable even if Blackboard is working.
You can see if Turnitin is working by checking the Turnitin Service Status page. Please note: Only messages referring to TurnitinUK are relevant.