Reminder: VITAL upgrade - Tuesday 19th December to Friday 22nd December 2017

05 December 2017

This is a reminder that VITAL will be unavailable from 7am on Tuesday 19th December while new software updates are applied. We anticipate it may not be available again until 5pm on Wednesday 20th December.

VITAL should be considered 'at risk' for the rest of the week (until 5:00pm on Friday 22nd December) while a large amount of system maintenance is carried out. 'At risk' means that VITAL could go offline without warning while maintenance and upgrade work is carried out.

Please avoid setting critical online tests and other important activities in VITAL throughout the period 19th to 22nd December 2017.

The submission and marking of assignments via Turnitin are unaffected. Staff may directly log in to Turnitin by following instructions at: PebblePad also remains unaffected and can be accessed by following the instructions at:

Further information about the VITAL upgrade can be found on our website at