• Turnitin new feature – exclude templates

    Turnitin has recently added a new feature you can use when you create your assignments. In the Optional settings area of the set-up, you can find a section for Exclude assignment template. You can either upload a file or add text directly by using the ‘Create Custom Template’ button. We…

  • Turnitin Service Incident 15/12/21

    Turnitin has confirmed that they experienced an unexpected service incident on 15/12/21 from 15:22 to 16:10 GMT. We apologise for any stress or confusion this may have caused if you tried to access Turnitin during this time. You can see information on this issue on their status page. We have…

  • Digital Education Newsletter Vol 8 Iss 1

    CTIL Updates We have undertaken a review of organisations in order to identify and remove any that are unused and inactive. 263 organisations met our criteria and will be deleted from My Dundee on 20/12/2021. These will be kept in a separate archive for one year (until 20/12/2022). If there…

  • Removal of unused Organisations in My Dundee

    To help keep things tidy, we’ll be removing old and unused organisations from My Dundee. Read more to find out if this will affect you.

  • Issue – some files not opening for students

    What is it? We have been in contact with Blackboard about an issue were some files which have been uploaded (e.g. PDFs, PPTXs, DOCXs, etc.) are showing error messages when students try to access them. For instructors, you will still be able to open the items in normal view or…

  • Using the YuJa media player

    What is it? Many instructors have uploaded their asynchronous videos to the YuJa video platform. When you go in to watch these videos, you have some flexibility to use the media player to fit your specific needs. What does it do? You can use the media player to: Adjust the…

  • Digital Education Newsletter Vol 7 Iss 2

    CTIL Updates We have some very exciting news to share, we have hired a new Digital Education Support Officer. Welcome to Shehnaz Arshad! You will begin to see her name pop up with increasing frequency in your Help4U calls as she learns the ropes of Blackboard, Turnitin, and our variety…

  • Digital Education Newsletter Vol 7 Iss 1

    CTIL Updates The official first week of term is behind us! We don’t have many updates this week as we have been all-hands-on-deck to help ensure everything would work smoothly and we would be available for any issues that might come up. We’ll need to properly take a look at…

  • Bulk publishing your videos

    What is it? If you have created a set of multiple videos that you want to publish to a specific module all at once, you can use this process to do it in a group rather than publishing each video individually. If you have created videos for a module in…

  • YuJa captions and transcripts

    What is it? When users (staff and students) upload videos to YuJa, captions will be generated automatically. You can also go into your video and edit the transcript or upload a separate transcription file. What does it do? Allows users to: Confirm that a transcript has been generated Request a…