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 ...
Now that all modules that start in Semester 1 or 2 of 2022 have been created (this includes all modules coded SEM01, SEM12, and SEM02), it’s time to return to the process of archiving modules older than seven years. As part of our annual process, we archive modules older than seven years for a period of six months, after which they are deleted (unless continued archival is requested). It is now time to archive the next batch of modules! What ... read more
Anybody using YuJa between 17:00 and 17:30 on Wednesday, 20/07/2022 may find their access to the service interrupted and we advice everyone to avoid using YuJa during this time. Note that this post previously had the wrong date/time. The scheduled window for the work is definitely 17:00 to 17:30 on Wednesday, 20/07/2022. Apologies. What is happening? We are updating the certificate attached to the domain: 'video.dundee.ac.uk' which is used by the YuJa video management service. This is a small and ... read more
A little behind schedule due to Covid finally catching up to me, i'm pleased to publish the initial draft workflow for how lecture capture will be done in the new academic year. This is also a call for any lecturers willing and able to look over, test out and comment on the workflow to help us refine the process and write clear, concise guides ready for the formal launch of the service. Read on for more details. If you missed ... read more
Turnitin has scheduled downtime for 9 July between 00:00 and 08:00 BST. During this time, Turnitin and the related tool Gradescope will not be available to staff or students for any purpose, including submitting assignments for students, and creating assignments and marking for staff. Although we hope that any and all disruptions to service will occur within this window, you should check the Turnitin status page for the latest information. We have contacted the Examinations Office to reschedule any resit ... read more
As promised, I’m pleased to provide more information on the lecture capture service that will be implemented for 22/23. In this article you will find details of the project including the objectives, scope, and schedule. However, if you find that to be a little too much information to read through, the key information is summarised below – I won’t be offended 😉. You can bookmark this post for future reference and follow the Technology Enhanced Spaces category on our blog ... read more
We are at that time of year again - all SEM1, SEM2, and SEM12 (year-long) modules will be created on the 20th of June. CTIL has been in contact with schools to confirm a few minor updates to the templates. The default changes are: Updated URLs for links (e.g. accessibility statement, student guides for Turnitin, etc.)Academic Integrity statement moved locations and the wording was slightly adjusted to be clearer for studentsModule handbook links are now optional following changes that went ... read more
Having delivered on its key objectives, the Hybrid Teaching Spaces project is drawing to a close and handing on day-to-day support of the new facilities on to UoDIT. However, this isn’t the last you’ll hear from us as we’re shifting our focus to delivering universal lecture capture, so read on for some key information about ongoing support for hybrid and what to expect from the new lecture capture project over the summer ... read more
Update: (10/05/22 at 14:40) Turnitin have resolved the issue. They have confirmed that it occurred between 10:22 and 14:05 BST. Turnitin have reported that they are currently experiencing service degradation. This includes delays in generating or showing similarity reports, and they are also reporting degraded service for Turnitin submissions. If you are experiencing any issues, please let your module lead know immediately and also log a call with Help4U. As Turnitin currently have the service as degraded rather than down, ... read more
19th May 2022 is this years “Global Accessibility Awareness Day“. CTIL are organising some drop in sessions and workshops from Monday 16th to help staff ensure their Module Materials are accessible to all students ... read more
Update: 29/04/22 at 12:21 BST - Turnitin have resolved the issue and we can confirm that service is restored. The issue appears to have occurred between 10:04 and 11:34 BST. Users were able to access Turnitin from approximately 10:45 BST, but there were still service issues including delays for generating similarity reports at that time. This morning we had reports of users unable to access Turnitin for a brief window of time and significant service degradation after that. They are ... read more