• RIP Flash!

    How to prepare for the end of life of Flash

  • Tip of the Week: (Digital) Easter Eggs

    What is an Easter Egg? As well as the sweet / decorated types of easter egg, you can also find “easter eggs” hidden in websites and software. The first one dates back to 1979 (Happy 40th Birthday!) – and was found in an Atari game – Adventure 2600. Today, they…

  • Blackboard app – updates coming soon

    Updates for both iOS and Android users Students may have noticed that grades in the Marks area of the Blackboard app are colour coded; however, the colour coding doesn’t match Dundee grading scales – they’re based on US grading scales – which means that marks have to be above 92%…

  • Tip of the Week: Copying text in a Turnitin Submission

    Why can’t I copy text that’s in a student submission in TII? Many staff ask how they can copy text in a student Turnitin submission to paste into the feedback – to give further information, or perhaps they want to copy a URL to follow it up. However, as markers…

  • Collaborate Ultra: March Update

    We have already posted that the March update to Collaborate Ultra will mean that you’re no longer able to use Internet Explorer for Collaborate – and that IE / older versions of Safari no longer support Blackboard anyway. What’s happening? On March 21st, Collaborate Ultra will be updated, as part of…

  • The WWW is 30, but what about the VLE?

    There have been several news items today celebrating the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday (well, technically, its conception was 30 years ago, the first website arrived in 1991). #Web30 is trending on Twitter, there’s a wonderful collection of images on Google Art and Culture, including this video. But what’s been…

  • Service Issue: Collaborate Ultra – Resolved

    Updated: This is now working as expected. If you have further questions, please contact help4U We are aware of an issue affecting Collaborate Ultra, and are working to investigate the reason, and to restore the service. At present, starting Collaborate Ultra results in an error message.

  • Turnitin help pages: New URL

    Turnitin are consolidating their help pages. The starting point for most Dundee users will be Blackboard Direct Integration We will be updating our links to reflect the new URL.    

  • Tip of the Week: Using + to make an email alias

    What’s an email alias? An email alias is simply an alternative email address. While you may be able to set up a totally different alias via your email provider, it’s also possible to use a + to create multiple different email addresses. What happens? With Gmail all of these messages…

  • Service issue: Turnitin (resolved)

    Update: Turnitin reports that all services are now up and running again (16/02/2019) Message from Turnitin: We’ve fixed it! Due to an unexpected database issue, users of Turnitin and Turnitin UK may have been unable to log in,  submit or grade papers today. Users accessing Turnitin and Turnitin UK through…