If you are having trouble with something in MyLO this is a good place to come to find out whether it is a problem unique to you, or if it is a common issue.
‘Work-arounds' will be provided for each issue where possible.
If you are aware of an issue with MyLO, or have any comments or suggestions, please let us know by opening a job with the Service Desk: https://utas1.service-now.com/selfservice/.
When uploading an assignment to an assignment folder you may sometimes encounter an issue. Please look through the main issues here with the ways in which to resolve them.
Cannot see the Assignment Folder in your unit.
There could be various reasons why you cannot see your assignment folder in your unit. Often the assignment folder will only appear if you have accessed specific content, done a quiz or activated a plagiarism Checklist. To ensure that you have done these items read the announcements in your unit, read your unit outline and access any content module called Start here or Important Information, as it may contain links to either a Quiz you need to do or a checklist you need to agree too. These tools can also be found in your navigation bar.
If after going through your unit content you still cannot see any assignment folder, in the first instance, please contact your lecturer about this issue.
Your Assignment cannot be Submitted
There could be a few reasons why you are unable to submit your assignment. Below are a few common reasons:
- The end date for your assignment may have already been reached and the assignment folder is now closed. If you no longer have the option to upload your assignment (it is greyed out) please contact your lecturer and they can give you extended access to the assignment folder so that your assignment can be loaded.
- If you cannot see the button to upload your assignment try clearing your cache:http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/cookies-and-cache Once you have done this try loading your assignment again
- You are trying to upload an assignment via an iPad- currently this is not compatible. Please upload via a PC or laptop.
Clicking "Attach File" does nothing
This can happen because your browser ( such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari) has pop-ups blocked. Please disable pop-up blockers,then hit F5 (refresh) then try clicking on the button again. Other causes of this issue can be Norton browser plugin; AdBlockPlus; or your internal internet browser settings. Please disable these for use with MyLO and try again.
You get a message saying "Oops, your file could not be uploaded"
Sometimes when uploading your assignment from a file from your computer and you get an error message:
"Oops, your file could not be uploaded"
This often occurs if the file name contains extra punctuation, in particular extra full stops. To fix the issue rename the file with no full stops other than the one marking the file type and resubmit, Such as Assignment One_Student _Name.docx
File won't upload, or you get a blank upload page
When adding a file to your assignment folder, instead of it loading directly you will instead get a blank dialog box. To resolve this please clear the browser cache then try again. Using an alternate browser may also help. If clearing the cache doesn't resolve the issue, check the browsers extensions for security products such as Norton etc. Disabling these should fix the problem. Information on how to clear your cache can be found here: http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/helpsheet/cookies-and-cache
File won't upload past about 75%
Sometimes when attempting to upload a file to the unit assignment folder, the file will stall and not fully load. This appears to be occurring when the student has made a copy of the presentation so it is duplicated with the same name. To fix the issue either rename or delete the older duplicated presentation and upload again to assignment folder it should not fail this time.
For further assistance with any issues loading an assignment please contact the Service Desk: http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/home
When using Google Chrome to access web conferencing you get a spinning purple circle and it does not load.
This is due to an update in the Google Chrome browser.
- To fix this you will need to open your browser and go to settings:
- Put in a search for the term third. Then press on Content settings so that this can be updated.
- Untick the option "Block third-party cookies and site data". Press Done
More information can be found here: https://www.chromium.org/for-testers/bug-reporting-guidelines/uncaught-securityerror-failed-to-read-the-localstorage-property-from-window-access-is-denied-for-this-document
Another cause for this issue in other browsers is due to the disabling of Cookies. Information on this is here: https://blackboard.secure.force.com/publickbarticleview?id=kA7390000004FQK
Please follow the linked information to assist with this in your browser.
When trying to send an email from within the Classlist or from within a group you receive an error message stating that you are not authorised to do so.
The most common cause of this problem is due to you having a quiz in progress. To fix the problem look at the alerts within MyLO.
Press on the red dot and you will see a message stating that you will not be able to receive any further alerts until the quiz has been submitted.
Press on the quiz name - this will take you to the unit with the quiz still in progress. Submit the quiz and you will once again be able to use MyLO email and get other notifications.
Note: If you cannot submit your quiz please email your lecturer - they will be able to do this for you or delete the attempt altogether.
When a Turnitin assignment is created within a Learning Management System (LMS*) course, a Turnitin class is created for this course if one does not already exist. This class has a default end date which is typically six months from the creation date or on the day of the latest post date for Turnitin assignments in that class. Once this end date is reached the class becomes "expired," which means any submissions in this class become read-only. Instructors will be able to view the originality report and any grades, comments and rubrics attached, but will not be able to make any modifications until the class is reactivated.
While Lecturers will continue to have read only access, students will not because according to Turnitin:
A student who opens their Originality Report will not receive a read-only message - this is because students do not have the ability to add grades or feedback to their reports, irrespective of whether the class is active or not. So a read-only message is not considered necessary for students.
Therefore: to avoid students being unable to access feedback you should get all students to download their personal Grademark feedback before the end of semester.
If students are getting an error message similar to the one below, it is likely that the course on the Turnitin side has closed.
If your unit is still running you can fix this issue by creating a semester long Turnitin Assignment folder and hide this from your students as shown in the instructions below.
- Create a new Assignment folder. On the restrictions tab select a start and end date- ensure the end date is the semester end date / unit end date. Tick the option to allow only users with special access to see this folder. But do not choose any students. This folder will therefore be hidden from their view.
- On the Turnitin tab select the option to enable Turnitin folder. You do not need to worry about any other settings as it will not actually be used.
Your students will then again be able to access their Grademark and we advise that students download a PDF copy of their Grademark to keep for future reference.
- Once they access Turnitin via the Originality Report or Grademark icon, students can select the download option.
- Choose Current view to pirnt out a PDF version of the assignment plus the Grademark and feedback left by the Lecturer.
We have come across an issue where a staff member will get an internal error when trying to access the Gradebook, Classlist or an assessment. This will only occur IF you have been searching for Groups of students instead of by user, AND there are two copies ( or more) of a Group with the same name.
The issue is resolved by removing the groups/s that are not correct. If you cannot access the Groups tool to fix this you can log a job with the Service Desk.
Below is what a Campus Group should look like.
You can see in the List below there are two campus groups in the list.
Delete the incorrect group/s and you will no loger get an internal error.
This issue is specific to Group Assignments that use Turnitin.
Once the Group Feedback for an assignment has been published, only the user who submitted the file for the group is able to access the feedback via Turnitin.
The workaround for this issue is to attach the GradeMark feedback report as a file to the feedback area when you evaluate the assessment. This will ensure that all users in the group can read the comments left by the marker/s.
To download the GradeMark Feedback press on the submission from within the assignment submissions area to take you into the Turnitin interface. Press on the Grademark tab. Select Download PDF of Current View for Printing- by pressing on the Print icon at the bottom Left hand side of the assignment. This downloaded file can now be attached to the group for feedback once published..
The Brightspace vendor has lodged this as a ticket with Turnitin, and we hope to have the issue resolved soon.
In MyLO you have the option when creating a Grade item to only show a student the Grade scheme, and not the actual grade or percentage. To do this Once the grade item is created you can select UTAS grades( or your own grade scheme) and select the options as below:
However unless you change a setting in the View User Progress tool, students will still be able to see their exact mark , as well as see where they sit in regards to others in their class.
This setting needs to be turned off in each unit that you do not want your students to see this data.
To do this:
- Go to Edit unit/ View User Progress
- From the classlist choose any student and press on their name
- Press on Settings
- Un-tick the option: Display box plots of the class grade and distribution for graded items. Press save.
There is a current bug in the system in which the Grademark icon will not appear for students unless you add a score. The score can be zero within Turnitin. Once this score has been added, students will be able to see the Grademark icon within their dropbox - once you have published their feedback and the Grademark date has been reached ( you add this date on the Turnitin tab within thin the dropbox).
If you do not want to add a score, or have already finished marking your students work , another workaround is to publish your feedback from within the dropbox. Once this has been done you can edit the dropbox and tick the option on the Turnitin tab to " Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their dropbox folder". This will show the students their originality score and they can press on this to access their Grademark feedback. You will still need to make sure that the Grademark date is correct for students to click on the Grademark tab.
This bug will hopefully be fixed soon by the vendor.
Apple has stopped running programs written using older versions of Java in their browsers. This will affect users who are attempting to access Online Rooms (Collaborate) within MyLO. If you are having issues please download the latest version of Java that has just been released (check Java Downloads for all Operating Systems page). If you are using Snow Leopard please update your Java via the Apple menu.
With the new Turnitin integration within MyLO there are a few common errors that are appearing that can be overcome quite easily. This help guide: https://mylo.utas.edu.au/d2l/lor/viewer/view.d2l?ou=6607&loIdentId=96282 includes workarounds with errors you may receive when creating your assignment, issues with GradeMark, and how you can go about resubmitting items to Turnitin to receive your originality reports.
There is a new option within MyLO that allows you to directly add a URL or embed code for either a Video or an Audio component.
This option can be used with several different sites- but not for MyMedia. If you enter your URL in this way it will not play. If you enter the embed code it will play, but not in full screen. We recommend using your normal method of adding MyMedia recordings for your students to access.
A list of sites that do allow you to use this method of uploading include:
- Daily Motion - (www.dailymotion.com)
- Discovery Channel - (dsc.discovery.com)
- Howcast - (www.howcast.com)
- Influxis - (www.influxis.com)
- Khan Academy - (www.khanacademy.org)
- MIT Video - (video.mit.edu)
- National Geographic - (video.nationalgeographic.com)
- SchoolTube - (www.schooltube.com)
- Science Stage - (www.sciencestage.com)
- Teacher Tube - (www.teachertube.com)
- Ted - (www.ted.com)
- TV.Adobe - (tv.adobe.com)
- YouTube - (www.youtube.com)
- Vimeo - (www.vimeo.com)
When you sign out of MyLO Manger you may be taken to the same screen you were just in - creating a loop. To log out of MyLO Manager successfully, please close your browser window.
To log out of MyLO successfully, please close your browser windows.
Users may find that they are unable to see some content within MyLO - this may be due to the fact that browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are now actively blocking mixed content - content from unsecured sites. For more information on this issue please read the following article on the Desire2Learn Community website: https://community.desire2learn.com/mixed-content-blocking-browser-changes-secure-pages/
To allow mixed content within your pages you may have to actively choose to allow blocked content. To do this please follow the instructions set out below for the appropriate browser being used:
- A small icon of a shield will appear on the left side of the address bar if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click on the shield and click the More Actions arrow.
- Select "Disable Protection" on this page.
- A small icon of a shield will appear on the right side of the address bar if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click on the shield.
- Select "Load Unsafe Script"
- Popup will appear at the bottom of the page that says "Only secure content is displayed" if the page you are viewing contains unsecure content.
- Click "Show all content."
Issue: Using Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) to access embedded non-secure (http://) links in the new MyLO displays a security warning message. If the user selects YES, the content will not load.
Workaround: You can disable this warning message in IE8 so that you can view both secure (https://) and non-secure (http://) content. Please follow the instructions provided in the document below.