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2017

We’ve increased the number of respondent invitation emails you can send

Posted: 19th December 2017

After a successful migration, we’re now looking to the future and thinking about how we can improve the service. We’ve listened to your feedback and have increased the default email limit for BOS’s integrated email tool from 1,000 to 5,000 emails. This means that Project and Organisation account users can now send: 5,000 invitation emails […]

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The BOS transfer to Jisc: is complete, BOS is live and available!

Posted: 5th October 2017

The transfer of BOS from the University of Bristol to Jisc has taken place successfully. Teams from both organisations have completed the transfer of BOS accounts and data, carried out the necessary tests, and BOS is back online and available for use at www.onlinesurveys.ac.uk All accounts, surveys and data have been transferred, your BOS service […]

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Removal of redirects from old survey URLs

Posted: 7th September 2017

During the winter and spring of 2014/15 we migrated existing accounts from an old version of BOS to the current version of BOS. Part of this change meant that surveys would have new, more personalised, URLs. Old format: http://www.survey.bristol.ac.uk/poppleton/survey-name New format: https://poppleton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/survey-name To minimise the impact of this change, a redirect was set up from […]

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Transfer to Jisc: FAQs and information

Posted: 9th May 2017

Update: The University of Bristol and Jisc have jointly agreed that the service will not now transfer until 4 October 2017. Please see the FAQs for more information. The University of Bristol has reviewed the range of services it currently offers and has concluded that the BOS service does not fit with its strategic priorities. […]

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Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday March 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Posted: 10th March 2017

We plan to implement an important upgrade to BOS’s infrastructure on Tuesday March 14. This work is necessary to improve performance and capacity ahead of our busy spring period. We expect that BOS will be unavailable for both users and survey participants for a period of time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this […]

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