There's been a slight delay in the procurement phase of this project. Despite this, I'm pleased to announce that the Invitation-to-Tender has been issued on Public Contracts Scotland, where we're awaiting responses from vendors. Importantly, this delay does not affect our target launch of June 2024. We'll still be running an early adopter programme throughout Semester 2 (23/24). To keep everyone informed, I thought it appropriate to share an updated schedule. The Integrated Video Project aims to: 1. Reassess our institutional requirements for a video service in response to the significant changes in practice and facilities following the Covid Pandemic.2 ...
Key takeaways As of the 31st of December, 2023, you will be unable to access legacy Turnitin submission areas connected to Original style module areas in My Dundee (A/Y 19/20 and older). If you wish to retain access to the submissions stored within these areas, you must manually download the files and store them in a secure backup location. This is happening because Blackboard are withdrawing support for this old method of connecting modules areas to external tools, such as Turnitin. This means that as of 31 December 2023, no Turnitin submission points or assignments will be accessible from any ...
#CreativeHE is a group of educators who look at creative ideas for Learning & Teaching in HE. It's grown from Manchester Metropolitan University's PGCert, and now it operates as a community and discussion space to enable wider discussions and collaborations which will be of value for all of us. To get an idea of what's happened in the past, have a look at the Google Plus page that's used as a hub. We'll be joining in with them in them between ... read more
As you will have seen, we have recently upgraded our version of Blackboard, which is what powers My Dundee. While most of the changes were bug fixes, the one that may affect some staff is the change from using Crocodoc to annotate work that was submitted via the Blackboard assignment tool to using Box to do this. Note: This does not affect those using Turnitin for adding comments to students work. This change was driven by the changes to the ... read more
At the same time as upgrading the main Blackboard set of tools, we also upgraded the integration that we have between My Dundee and Turnitin. The key improvement for staff is that we now have the ability for staff (not students) to see a list of all of the Turnitin submission points in all Modules in a single location. In order to do this, go to Course Tools in the Course management section, and look for Turnitin Direct Assignments. Click ... read more
and, welcome to all new staff and students. We have recently updated the software behind My Dundee, which has brought a few new features, there's more about them, and some of the upcoming training in other posts on the blog ... read more
This covers aspects of marking work that was submitted via Blackboard's assignment tool. As well as some differences in the way that staff can add comments to work, the new view also supports a greater range of file types - though note that if you also want to use Safe Assign for similarity checking, the range of file types remains similar to before. Important: In order for students to see their feedback, staff have to add a mark. It's not ... read more
The maintenance of My Dundee has been completed successfully. We have tested the system but if you do encounter any issues, please report them at help4u.dundee.ac.uk Our thanks to our colleagues at UoD IT for another efficient upgrade procedure. Best Regards Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) ... read more
The Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) is closed for the winter holidays. We will not be able to respond to emails or phone calls between 12:00pm, 22/12/2018 and 09:00am, 03/01/2018. Please note that My Dundee will be down for maintenance on the 5th of January, 2018. Read more on our blog. For information about IT services, you can check the UoD IT status page: https://uodit.info/ Enjoy the festive season! Best regards from all in CTIL ... read more
Turnitin have planned maintenance that will affect all Turnitin users between 4pm on December 27th to 1am on the 28th. Please see http://www.turnitin.com/self-service/system-status.html for more details including times in other areas of the world. This includes a link to their status twitter feed, which covers information about both planned and unplanned downtime ... read more
What’s Happening My Dundee will be taken offline for maintenance on the morning of the 5th of January 2018. It is planned that the service will be restored on the same day, though there will be an at risk period that extends to Monday the 8th. At Risk? Although the maintenance period should be limited to the 5th, as with any major technical activity it is possible that an unforeseen issue may extend beyond that time. Because of the weekend, ... read more
Staff may already know about the IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning ), but for those that don't, the latest edition was published (online, and open) today. Many of the articles catch my eye, but the one I'm most interested in is The Impact of Whatsapp Use on Success in Education Process Full Contents page: Which articles catch your eye? ... read more