• CTIL Newsletter

    Hi everyone! This is our monthly newsletter, where you can find out what the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) team is up to. October has been a busy month for us, so read below to learn a bit more about Organisations in My Dundee, our Creative Media…

  • Turnitin Rubric Bug

    Updated: 5th December
    We have recently discovered a bug in Turnitin that is triggered when a rubric/ grading form has been changed AND another setting (e.g. post date) has been adjusted. This issue it rare but results in the rubric being replaced with the original rubric selected so it is important that all Turnitin markers read the details below.

  • Service Issue: Collaborate Ultra – Resolved

    Updated: This is now working as expected. If you have further questions, please contact help4U We are aware of an issue affecting Collaborate Ultra, and are working to investigate the reason, and to restore the service. At present, starting Collaborate Ultra results in an error message.

  • Service issue: Turnitin (resolved)

    Update: Turnitin reports that all services are now up and running again (16/02/2019) Message from Turnitin: We’ve fixed it! Due to an unexpected database issue, users of Turnitin and Turnitin UK may have been unable to log in,  submit or grade papers today. Users accessing Turnitin and Turnitin UK through…

  • Collaborate Ultra – March update

    What’s happening? Collaborate Ultra is regularly updated. The update that is scheduled for March includes (among other things) security updates that may affect users at Dundee Who’s affected? Those who use Collaborate Ultra, and the following browsers Internet Explorer 11 (the default browser for those using Windows 7 – i.e….

  • New Library teaching collections for nursing, law and design

    All University of Dundee staff and students have access to a wide range of academic resources, brought to you by the Library & Learning Centre (LLC). Each year the Library works to negotiate enhancements and additions to our collections, and these can often include online journal access, ebooks, video content, images…

  • Student Competition – Students against Contract Cheating.

    You have probably seen news reports recently of students engaging in “contract cheating” – particularly as there is currently pressure on the Government to ban the essay mills that supply the essays. In order to raise students awareness of the implications for themselves if they engage in contract cheating, October…

  • Left menu disappeared in your My Dundee Modules?

    One of the behind the scenes changes to Blackboard has meant that for some users, the left menu isn’t visible – as below. To see the menu, hover over the blue bar – and when a grey arrow appears, click on it. There are 3 reasons why your screen might…

  • My first Wikipedia article

    During the week, I attended a highly interactive workshop during the week in the Engine Shed in Stirling, lead by Sara Thomas, the Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK. While aimed at public library staff, I wasn’t the only person from a University there.

  • Updates to Feedback Studio (Turnitin)

    Those of you who are observant, may have noticed a new slider button at the bottom of Feedback Studio. Turnitin have recently introduced a new high resolution view of the students paper, but this does mean it’s a larger file size, so you may find disabling the high resolution useful…