• 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…

  • Hybrid Update #10.5

    A quick update this evening. The fabulous Jonathan Walker (Staff) and our install partners, Streamtec, have completed the weekend work updating rooms ready for tomorrow.  I’m pleased to say that we have now upgraded 23 teaching rooms and three lecture theatres to the Dual-Mode design. You can find the full updated…

  • Hybrid Update #10: What to expect next week

    An enormous amount of effort is happening in the background to meet our previously revised target of having 22 Dual-Mode rooms ready for next week, with the remaining 28 upgraded by the end of January. In today’s post, I want to give you a quick progress update, let you know what to do if you are booked into a Hybrid Teaching Space in the next few weeks and link to our new room tracking page so you can keep track of our progress.

  • Hybrid Update #9: Dual-Mode for Sem 2

    mester 2 just over a week away, I want to be clear and open with where we are with the roll out of Dual-Mode in this post. The bottom line is that we will be unable to meet our target of upgrading the full 50 rooms in time for the 17 January. We have revised our target to deliver 22 rooms, with the rest being commissioned before the end of January. Working with Timetabling, we’ll make every effort to ensure ongoing work does not interfere with teaching, including weekend and evening work. Note that the existing Capture & Stream infrastructure will remain in place until a room is upgraded and commissioned.

  • Hybrid Update #8: Dual-Mode rollout schedule

    This update is a big one as we’re ready to share our Dual-Mode roll out plan for hybrid teaching and give you a heads up about the upcoming onboarding opportunities that will help you get comfortable with the new facilities.

  • Upcoming Enhancement to the Questionmark OnDemand Login Process (Staff Only)

    What is happening? On Wednesday 17th November, we’re updating Questionmark OnDemand (QMOD) to ensure that all users access the system using single sign on (SSO) helping our users stay safe online with multi-factor authentication (MFA). Students already access the system using SSO, so this update is only applicable to staff…

  • Hybrid Update #7: Dual Mode Pending & Student Feedback

    It’s feeling a bit too long since our last update so apologies for the gap. Today I’d like to give a brief update about where we are with Dual Mode installations and share more of the feedback we’re getting from students both from a technical and teaching perspective. Look out…

  • 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…

  • Hybrid Update #6: Week one feedback

    Hi again everyone, I hope this week’s update finds you well as we move into our second week of teaching. I think it’s fair to say that last week was unlike any previous first weeks, with many people I’ve spoken to expressing a mix of uncertainty as we step back…