We are currently experiencing a service disruption with Turnitin. At this time, assignment submissions are not being submitted to Turnitin and reports may not be generated.
Students will be able to continue to submit to OWL assignments. Instructors should be able to access existing Turnitin content review reports.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and working with Turnitin to resolve this disruption.
Your experiences using OWL are important. We invite you to share those experiences in an anonymous 8-12 minute survey that will help shape the future of how OWL can best support Western students.
This anonymous student survey is available until March 28, 2019. Thank you for sharing your experiences with OWL!
Please note that on Thursday, March 7th, OWL's digital certificate was updated. The certificate is used by secure sites like OWL to establish a secure connection between your web browser and the website that you are visiting.
If you experience any issues accessing OWL after March 7th, please clear your browser cache and restart your web browser. Please contact the WTS Helpdesk if you need assistance.
Check your "Official Course Enrolments" page:
Your official course enrolments will be listed (with links to the course site, if available).
If you've changed courses or sections recently, you'll see the change in OWL within 24 hours.
OWL Help is the official site of documentation for OWL:
Customized for Western, OWL Help provides getting-started guides, step-by-step instructions about each of OWL's tools, and other OWL-specific information.
OWL Help is available from three places on most pages in OWL:
OWL Help replaces the former OWL Documentation site, which was decommissioned on August 17th, 2018.
Course sites can be set up for the Winter and Spring/Summer terms. Start by going to Worksite Setup and then "New". If you do not see a section that you are teaching, please confirm with your department that you are the "approved instructor for the correct term".
As part of the IDM Project Attribute cleanup, there have been some changes to attributes for non-person accounts (NPAs). If you have previously used a non-person account to log into OWL and you experience any issues logging into OWL with that NPA after August 9th, 2018, please contact the WTS Helpdesk (https://wts.uwo.ca/helpdesk/index.html) and access will be restored.