• Removal of recordings in YuJa 

    Removal of recordings in YuJa  Over the past few years, we have spoken about how we will be removing older recordings. This is for two main reasons – the first and most timely is that we need to reduce our overall storage footprint. The second is to set up and…

  • Changes coming to Messages in Organisations

    On Friday, 14, July 2023, we will be turning off Messages in all Organisations. What is happening? Messages will be disabled in Organisations. Neither staff nor students will be able to send messages from any Organisation. There will still be a letter icon next to instructor names in the “Organisation…

  • Archival of 7-year-old content from My Dundee (2023)

    Now that all modules that start in Semester 1 or 2 of 2023 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…

  • University-wide organisations on My Dundee

    When you first start at the University of Dundee, whether as a student or member of staff, you’ll be enrolled on a number of organisations automatically. Below you’ll find a list of organisations that have university-wide enrolment rules set up. Please note that this list is accurate of June 2023,…

  • Removal of Turnitin Building Block on My Dundee

    Key takeaways This means that as of 31 December 2023, no Turnitin submission points or assignments will be accessible from any Original modules or Organisations. Our recommended solution We strongly recommend that you access and download any student submissions or work from Turnitin for any Original modules or Organisations prior…

  • Summary of My Dundee issues for April 2023

    What happened? On 20 and 25 April, there were DNS issues affecting My Dundee and associated services. Due to the nature of DNS, what people experienced varied heavily. Some users would not have experienced any issues. Other users were not able to get into embedded tools such as Turnitin, and…

  • Issue accessing My Dundee and related tools (solution suggested)

    Update (15:30 BST 27/04/2023): Blackboard have confirmed that their solution to this issue is in place and it has fixed the issue for the majority of our users at UoD. However, they have noted that due to the nature of DNS, it takes time for this solution to reach everyone…

  • DNS issue affecting My Dundee and related tools

    From approximately 10:30 BST today (20 April 2023), we had reports from some users who were unable to access Turnitin. We have confirmed that this is due to a global DNS error that Blackboard has reported on their status page. Although this is an issue that originate with Blackboard (My…

  • Announcing the Integrated Video Project

    In recent years, we have made significant gains in enhancing our video capabilities to better support student learning. From lecture capture and hybrid delivery to the production of rich asynchronous video content, the university has been committed to leveraging technology to improve the learning experience. However, we acknowledge that there…

  • Briefing note on AI in education and assessment

    Developments in the abilities and ease of access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are receiving extensive media coverage. The focus has largely been on ChatGPT, but there are hundreds of these tools and more recently Google released their own AI conversational chatbot, Bard. Similarly, there is extensive discussion across higher…