SafeAssign Planned Maintenance Outage

posted Dec 9, 2011, 10:00 AM by Calvin Bishop
SafeAssign has alerted us to a maintenance outage on December 27th from 9am to 3pm.  Please see their original message:


The SafeAssign service will be unavailable on Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 9:00 AM US Eastern (GMT-5) until Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM US Eastern (GMT-5). SafeAssign is being taken offline for a maintenance upgrade. Upon completion of this upgrade, the RSS feed will be updated to indicate SafeAssign is back online and available.

This maintenance upgrade will improve hardware failover and upgrade the software. In conjunction with version 2.4.11 of the SafeAssign Building Block to be released at the same time, this software upgrade will include several maintenance fixes, including:

  • SafeAssign now displays submissions for courses that have larger rosters and SafeAssignments without significant delay. GMNIBB- 163
  • SafeAssign now allows downloading of SafeAssignments that contain the forward slash (/) character in the titled. GMNIBB-168
  • The correct Feedback file is attached on the SafeAssignment grade. GMNI-249

During this outage SafeAssign will be unavailable. End-users will not be able to submit papers through SafeAssign during the planned downtime and will receive an error message if they attempt to do so. SafeAssign Originality Reports will not be available to Instructors or Students during the planned downtime, nor will Instructors be able to access SafeAssign DirectSubmit. Please make end-users aware of these limitations. Use of SafeAssign can continue as normal after the planned downtime are complete.