• Students: Understanding your Turnitin Report. UPDATED Sessions – March 7th

    We have set up 2 sessions to help you understand your similarity report from Turnitin. In this session, we’ll look at a generic report, so you don’t have to bring a report with you. The sessions are limited in size – they’re all in the Main Library. You will need…

  • My Dundee and Turnitin Training

    CTIL are offering some bookable training sessions for My Dundee and Turnitin . These sessions are bookable via Eventbrite – and are limited to 15 people per session. My Dundee. An Introduction for staff who’re new to My Dundee (or who feel they need a reminder of the basics). We’ll…

  • My Dundee upgrade: Goodbye Crocodoc, Hello New Box View

    As you will have seen, we have recently upgraded our version of Blackboard, which is what powers My Dundee. While most of the changes were bug fixes, the one that may affect some staff is the change from using Crocodoc to annotate work that was submitted via the Blackboard assignment…

  • My Dundee upgrade: Improvements to Turnitin integration.

    At the same time as upgrading the main Blackboard set of tools, we also upgraded the integration that we have between My Dundee and Turnitin. The key improvement for staff is that we now have the ability for staff (not students) to see a list of all of the Turnitin…

  • Welcome back!

    and, welcome to all new staff and students. We have recently updated the software behind My Dundee, which has brought a few new features, there’s more about them, and some of the upcoming training in other posts on the blog.  

  • CTIL Closed over the Festive Season

    The Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) is closed for the winter holidays. We will not be able to respond to emails or phone calls between 12:00pm, 22/12/2018 and 09:00am, 03/01/2018. Please note that My Dundee will be down for maintenance on the 5th of January, 2018. Read…

  • Turnitin – Planned maintenance – Dec 27th (from 4pm)

    Turnitin have planned maintenance that will affect all Turnitin users between 4pm on December 27th  to 1am on the 28th. Please see http://www.turnitin.com/self-service/system-status.html for more details including times in other areas of the world. This includes a link to their status twitter feed, which covers information about both planned and unplanned…

  • IRRODL – Latest Issue.

    Staff may already know about the IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning ), but for those that don’t, the latest edition was published (online, and open) today. Many of the articles catch my eye, but the one I’m most interested in is The Impact of Whatsapp Use…

  • Turnitin – Academic Integrity Day.

    Turnitin’s annual User Summit was held on October 19th in Newcastle. They have noted that they are trying to address more of the needs of UK HE, and the keynote was by Kerr Gardiner , discussing the main themes from his consultation with a range of UK Universities (including Dundee).  Then followed the…

  • Turnitin – Service issue – Resolved.

    Turnitin issued the following service announcement at 3:32pm today. TurnitinUK experienced an outage between 13:50 and 14:55 GMT. The service is now accessible again. UK users accessing our service via an integration may have been affected over this period. Users of the Turnitin.com service would not have been affected. We…