Please be aware that multiple service outages of Turnitin have been reported in December. Most outages have been resolved within 30-60 minutes and have had minimal impact on student submissions thus far.
However, we do want instructors to be aware of the higher than normal frequency of outage reports from Turnitin, particularly as end-of-semester submissions are coming in. We advise instructors to be aware that students could experience issues if an outage occurs at a deadline and plan accordingly.
We will report outages to the Help Desk as we become aware of them. Instructors and students can also go to https://twitter.com/turnitinstatus for the latest information about Turnitin.