• Online Exams – Student Drop-in Sessions

    If you’re going to be sitting essay-based online exams, you’ll be using ExamOnline. Athough ExamOnline is simple to use, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the software before your exam. Knowing what to expect means that you can get off to a confident start on exam day. Drop…

  • Students: Understanding your Turnitin Report.

    We have set up 3 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 to 30 people in each one – they’re all in the Main…

  • Service issue: Turnitin November 1st 5:40pm-6:32pm

    Turnitin experienced issues yesterday. The following is their current status update. —————————————————————- Turnitin and TurnitinUK experienced a service issue between 10:40am- 11:32am PDT / 5:40pm-6:32pm GMT / 4:40am-5:32am AEDT. During this time most users (including ones using our services through an integration) would not have been able to log in,…

  • Blackboard App – Issues with iOS 11 and Chinese language.

    If you have a newer iOS device, and have updated it to iOS11, have set your default language to Chinese or Korean, the Blackboard App has issues with freezing. The following is taken from Blackboard’s issues pages: The Blackboard app is ‘freezing’ on a black screen on some late-model Apple…

  • Are you a Digital Scholar?

    Or would you like to become one? In the last learning X, we looked at investigating and developing your Learning Footprint. In a related theme, we’d like to invite you to join with us in working through an Open Learn course,  The Digital Scholar. The course is developed by Martin…

  • Learning Footprints

    Staff and students – have you investigated your learning footprint?

  • Apps for My Dundee

    You can access My Dundee on your mobile device using two new apps developed by Blackboard (the system on which My Dundee is based). See below for download links to the student and instructor apps as well as for instructions and video guides. Blackboard (students) Download on your iPhone© or…

  • Turnitin Training

    OPD, supported by CTIL, are offering Turnitin training sessions, the next 2 are: Thursday 5th October. 10am-noon This session covers setting up assessments, so will be useful for administrative staff and also those academics who set up their own assessments. Monday 6th November: 10am – noon. This session will focus…

  • My Dundee Training

    OPD, supported by CTIL, are offering My Dundee training sessions, the next 1 is: Wednesday 15th November: 10am – noon. This session will cover the basics of adding and editing content on My Dundee. We hope to have time at the end to look at some more advanced features, depending…

  • Collaborate Ultra: September update

    Those of you who have been using Collaborate Ultra for some time, will have spotted they regularly introduce new features. Over the last year, these have included aspects such as increasing the maximum number of participants in a session (to 500); permitting private chat between participants; allowing breakout groups; including…