IT Maintenance (My.Scranton, etc.) this Friday, 1/22 to Sunday, 1/24

by Mary Bing -

Important Notice! 

Dear Faculty & Students, 

The University of Scranton’s Information Technology Department will be performing system maintenance on Saturday, January 23.  As a result, access to the student portal at My.Scranton and several applications including Student Self-ServiceLibrary SSOLibrary Database & Journals will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Additional planned outages include:

  • Friday, January 22 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm):  Updates to Cloudpath - this will only impact users joining out network for the very first time with their devices (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.).
  • Sunday, January 24 ( 7:00 am to 11:00 am):  Degree Works will be unavailable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 570-941-4357 or 

Note that you will be able to access your online courses at during the outage.

Thank you!

January 18th, 2021

by Justin Gonzales -

Morning All Students,

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I will be out of the office on January 18th. Please make sure to email me as soon as possible today with any issues or concerns about your courses.


Justin Gonzales


Scheduled Engage Maintenance: Introducing Turnitin SimCheck

by Technical Support -

Dear Students and Faculty,

Engage will receive a scheduled update on December 30 between 7-8 a.m. EST. If you access Engage during the update, you will be directed to the maintenance page. Access will be restored when the update is complete.

With this update, we are excited to introduce Turnitin SimCheck, the successor to our current plagiarism detection service, VeriCite. SimCheck has a similar workflow to VeriCite while adding several usability improvements. For a smooth transition, current VeriCite settings and past student submissions will be migrated directly to SimCheck.

To learn more about Turnitin SimCheck or the transition from VeriCite, please see our support resources:

The Engage Team

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