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 ...
Certain features in My Dundee, such as Turnitin or Campus Pack require the users’ browsers to be set to accept third-party cookies in order to maintain functionality. A cookie is a small file sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer while the user is browsing. They are used for a number of purposes, in particular storing whether or not you’re logged into a particular site. In this case, Turnitin / CampusPack need to know you’re logged in to ... read more
Those of you who have been using Collaborate Ultra for some time, will have spotted they regularly introduce new features. Over the last year, these have included aspects such as increasing the maximum number of participants in a session (to 500); permitting private chat between participants; allowing breakout groups; including the chat in the recording - as well as various bandwidth and other back end developments. The September update includes security updates. The main impact of this is that once ... read more
Learning Spaces is a new pilot that will explore how we can deliver WordPress blogs to our learning and teaching community. Where many professional services across the university already exploit a supported WordPress environment to communicate online (UoDIT, Business Transformation), schools have previously been unable to access this service and have needed to make their own arrangements if they wanted to use WordPress with all the inherent security and data protection risks. To address this, we have purchased a 1 ... read more
A key tool in an institution's e-learning kit is video - the ability to easily capture, edit, share and control video content is increasingly common in our lives and in the lives of our students, and so it should be in education. To that end, we have purchased Panopto in order to run a 1-year pilot. What is Panopto? Panopto, like similar services, is best understood as a complete video solution. It allows staff and students to capture video content ... read more
We have created 2 videos for students to support their use of Turnitin. How to upload your work to Turnitin How to interpret your similarity score. You may find it useful to have some general introductory information - suggested text is below. You are required to submit your coursework via a tool called Turnitin. This is a similarity checker, which examines your work for similarity with other work. Note that similarity in itself is not necessarily bad; for example, if ... read more
Since the Panopto video platform is its pilot phase, the best place to go for how-to guides is the Panopto support site. Click the below link to access their getting started guides: Panopto Getting Started Guides ... read more
Important! Most of the time, you will not need to mark via Turnitin’s website. This information is purely for the times that MyDundee or Moodle is down for maintenance. If this is the first time you are doing this. You must be in the module that you are marking as an instructor on MyDundee / Moodle. You will not be able to access the material in this way if you were not already present in the module. All staff/students have ... read more
Why have groups? There are a number of reasons you may wish to use groups in MyDundee. User Management. For example, large classes with multiple tutors may want to have an easy way for tutors to contact those students in their tutorial groups. It may also be that those tutors are marking coursework from their tutees. Group working and collaboration between students Groups allow tools such as discussion boards, wikis and blogs, to be shared between small groups, whether that’s ... read more
You may need to extract the grades from the Grade Centre for entering to eVision. Note that at present, it is still necessary to manually enter the data, we are not yet able to upload data electronically to SITS. 1: The grade centre is accessed from the Course Management section of the left hand menu. In most cases, select the Full Grade Centre. (Unless you have set up smart views already) From here, you’ll see the grade centre, with all columns ... read more