• 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…

  • My Dundee Issue: 404 Error

    Update (23/11/21): We have had anecdotal reports from users of this issue occurring in multiple browsers. If this issue occurs in a browser other than Edge, please take a screenshot of your full screen, note the browser and version number and send this to Help4U. This step is vital to…

  • 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 Teaching 101: Capture & Stream experience webinar

    By popular demand, we’re ready to offer two live webinar sessions looking on our first hybrid teaching mode, ‘Capture & Stream’. They will walk you through the workflow, highlighting and demonstrating the key steps and offering a chance to ask questions and offer feedback. To find out more and sign…

  • Hybrid Update #3: I made a vlog!

    In this week’s post we start off with some key updates and answer some questions we’ve been getting this week. We also have details of our communication plan, an update on the project team’s current activities and we’ve attached a copy of last week’s project board update. Finally, as a…

  • Hybrid Teaching Update #2: Early progress

    I am off on leave for 2 weeks but I wanted to get a quick post out before I’m dragged away from the computer by my children. By popular demand you’ll find the list of 50 rooms that have been earmarked for hybrid listed below. I’ve also added a little…

  • Hybrid Teaching Update #1: Lights, cameras, action!

    As lockdown restrictions ease and we tentatively reintroduce in-person sessions to our teaching, Hybrid has become a hot topic. It offers a much-needed flexibility to run sessions with in-person and online students simultaneously, a key advance as we enhance the experience of our students in a continually changing world. In this message, I am pleased to offer some initial detail of this initiative and our plans for this new area of teaching capability going forward.

  • QAA Annual Conference 2021 – Quality, Resilience, Innovation and Enhancement

    Universities have shown themselves to be flexible and resilient over the past year, and we should learn from this as we come out of the pandemic and look to our learning and teaching going forward. We need to help students make better choices when faced with the pressures of studying by providing the right support, and not creating a catastrophe from making the wrong decision.