• 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…

  • Turnitin iOS app (for staff) – UPDATED

    IMPORTANT: Before updating the app, ensure that you have synced all papers that are on the iPad.

    If you are already a user of the app, and have added one or more My Dundee modules to your ‘Class List’ in the app, you can continue to mark submissions on those modules without updating the app (for the time being)

  • New Tool: Qwickly Jot Assignment.

    Some staff will have seen the Qwickly tool on the My Dundee landing page, which is useful for making modules available, and posting announcements to multiple modules. We now have the Qwickly Jot Assignments – which will let staff upload images for students to mark up. There is more information (and…

  • Office Mix – discontinued … but the tools are coming to Powerpoint

    We know that a number of staff have been working with Office Mix – however, it is being discontinued. If you have any presentations that were developed using mix, please see Microsoft’s information about migrating your presentations. (You may find that you have to sign in several times to complete…

  • Blackboard Webinar – New Box view.

    NOTE: This is aimed at those staff using Blackboard’s assignment tool, not those using Turnitin for marking and feedback. It also does not affect those using Moodle marking tools for some medical courses.  As you may know, Blackboard’s marking tool has changed; this was driven by a change in the…

  • Questionmark On Demand Access Denied Error

    Unfortunately we are currently experiencing an issue with our instance of Questionmark On Demand at the moment. When logging in using the standard URL (https://ondemand.questionmark.eu/home/607766/) users may be presented with an ‘Access Denied’ error message. We have reported this to our vendor and they have raised this as a fault…

  • Questionmark On Demand – Urgent: Emergency Maintenance Tonight (18-Jan-2018) at 23:30 GMT

    Please be advised that Emergency Maintenance with potential for disruption to the Questionmark OnDemand EU (ondemand.questionmark.eu) service will occur this evening. The maintenance will occur during the following 30-minute window: Emergency Maintenance window BEGINS: Thursday, 18-Jan-2018 23:00 GMT Emergency Maintenance window ENDS: Thursday, 18-Jan-2018 23:30 GMT Purpose of the Maintenance A…