• “MoCo” Meeting summary

    Blackboard have several interest groups in their Community Site. One that I attend when is “MoCo“, which covers both the mobile app and collaborate. The September meeting , covered several useful points. Feel free to watch it (it’s an hour long), but if you’d like a summary… Polls and Reporting – if…

  • Error creating a Journal in My Dundee – Temporary Fix

    Temporary fix Blackboard are still looking at finding a solution for the existing issue that staff have with a difficulty creating a journal. We have now found a work around that will help you to get ready for the start of term. The process is this: In your Sandbox:  Create…

  • Best Tools for Student Reflective Journals – 2020

    We have several tools which are ideal for student’s reflective work from discussion boards, to journals, from blogs to wikis. Read about them below to decide which tool is right for the needs of your assignment.

  • “Blend your Module” – Getting started with ABC Curriculum Design

    Over the past fortnight, we have revived LearningX (now in its own home), and have created “Blend Your Module” This has been, and still is a work in progress, trying to take apart the ABC Curriculum design, developed originally by UCL to work for Dundee. We know that learning and…

  • ABC Design Workshops: An exploration

    As with digital education teams across all Universities, here in CTIL we’re helping staff to adjust to a very different way of teaching in 20/21. While we have been wanting to support staff to make greater use of technology to support learning – it’s now been thrust upon us –…

  • Live hand drawn content

    One of the more common questions we’ve been asked in the CTIL team is how to incorporate hand drawn content – such as equations, graphs etc. I saw a tweet from James Clay, leading to his post on just this issue  – using a tablet as a separate whiteboard. To summarise…

  • Wiki Loves Monuments

    We’ve just been told about a competition that you might be interested in – taking photos of monuments for Wikimedia. Here’s the message that was sent to us: Happy Thursday everyone, As it’s now September, it’s Wiki Loves Monuments – time for us all to get out there with our cameras…

  • Turnitin Issues [Resolved]

    We’ve been receiving reports users enable to access Turnitin through My Dundee, whether for marking or submitting. Turnitin is an externally provided service so we have raised it with them and will update this post when we know more.

  • Problems accessing My Dundee on older browsers

    [This post was updated to include general guidance on outdated browsers in response to some users experiencing issues with the new My Dundee interface on older browser versions) What’s happening With the recent upgrade to My Dundee, we have had a number of users reporting the issue that My Dundee…