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 ...
If you have a newer iOS device, and have updated it to iOS11, have set your default language to Chinese or Korean, the Blackboard App has issues with freezing. The following is taken from Blackboard's issues pages: The Blackboard app is 'freezing' on a black screen on some late-model Apple devices running iOS 11 and set to some language settings, including Korean and Chinese. Older device models and iOS versions are not impacted. On the initial login attempt, the app ... read more
Or would you like to become one? In the last learning X, we looked at investigating and developing your Learning Footprint. In a related theme, we'd like to invite you to join with us in working through an Open Learn course, The Digital Scholar. The course is developed by Martin Weller - and closely related to his book of the same name - the book is also available online as open access (click the cover below for access) In order ... read more
If you want to use rubrics and grading forms with Turnitin there are a number of stages: Add a rubric to your library: This could be through creating a rubric OR uploading one someone else created. In either case, the rubric is attached to you, so you'll only have to do it once for each rubric / grading form that you want to use. Attach a rubric / grading form to an assessment. Only 1 instructor who is involved with ... read more
As you may know, we have been in the process of transitioning our Questionmark service from the self-hosted ‘Perception’ to the new cloud-hosted ‘On-Demand’ (OD) service. This project was meant to be completed over the summer but was unexpectedly delayed. The delay has now been resolved and we are able to move forward once again. Read on for details of the new project schedule ... read more
All our systems are working as expected at the moment but watch this space for future issues and announcements. We're working on new ways to communicate the status of our services and we're starting off with a specific announcements feed that will appear on the front page of My Dundee. We will use this feed to announce when anything is wrong with service like My Dundee or Turnitin, as well as notices of future disruptions such as service downtime. We're ... read more
OPD, supported by CTIL, are offering Turnitin training sessions, the next 2 are: Thursday 5th October. 10am-noon This session covers setting up assessments, so will be useful for administrative staff and also those academics who set up their own assessments. Monday 6th November: 10am - noon. This session will focus on marking assessments, so aimed at academics and support tutors. To book, please see OPD's website ... read more
OPD, supported by CTIL, are offering My Dundee training sessions, the next 1 is: Wednesday 15th November: 10am - noon. This session will cover the basics of adding and editing content on My Dundee. We hope to have time at the end to look at some more advanced features, depending on the needs of the group. To book, please see OPD's website ... read more