Digital Education Digest: Issue #1

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Five weeks and counting

Welcome to the first of our Digital Education Digests, bringing you the latest announcements, resources and tips from the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning and the wider digital education community.

With less than five weeks until the start of Semester one, we’ll issue this weekly Digest via your School Digital Champion(s)and on our Blog.

This week it’s all about training so if you’ve not booked on to our popular Ultra 101 training sessions, there no time like the present! We’d love to hear your views, suggestions, and contributions for future articles, so please get in touch.

Creating opportunities for engaged learning

We’ve started running a series of educational development workshops with Schools, with more being arranged in the coming weeks. Tailored to the needs of each School these aim to explore and co-create opportunities for engaged learning as we move to blended learning for 20/21. Please look out for information about these sessions within your School, especially from your digital champions.

We are continuing to run our online 101 Training sessions and are pleased to announce four new sessions, bringing us up to
14 sessions a week. These will be run each week for
the rest of the summer.

  • NEW: Accessibility tools in My Dundee
  • NEW: Video Recording 2: YuJa
  • NEW: Video Streaming
  • NEW: Attendance monitoring in My Dundee

Book now!

Spaces on our Ultra sessions fill up quickly,
book now to secure your place

Training Facts ‘n’ Stats

So far, we have run a total of 82 sessions covering 14 topics across 5 different software services. We have seen 304 individual members of staff attending taking a total of 1509 places across all sessions.

These sessions will keep running up to and throughout the academic year, adjusting the frequency and topics covered to fit the needs of the academic community.

Coming soon…

We will soon be publishing a new set of online guides, together with videos to complement the training session

My Dundee Updates

Blackboard Learn, the service My Dundee is based on, receives monthly updates that include bug fixes and new features. Here are some of the highlights from the August and September (due 03/09/2020)

  • Protect assessments with access codes
  • Automated test question feedback
  • H5P added to list of embedded media
  • Send course announcement by email
  • Student list view in the gradebook

You can keep up with these updates on the Blackboard release notes website, but we will also add key update to My Dundee and other systems in this newsletter.

Big Blether Podcast

This week Natalie and members of the CTIL team discuss approaches to the Towards 20-21 project with the School of Business.

Click on the image to listen now!

Lights, camera….

We’re looking for inspirational educators willing to
share their two-minute teaching tips. These can be
submitted in any format you like, by email, audio or
video format, even TikTok if you fancy.

Send your tips to us at

Help & Support

  • Attend one of our daily support drop-ins for staff (10:30 to 11:30, weekdays) (details in all staff organisation).
  • Check the My Dundee Blog for updates on tools, training, support, and links to useful resources.
  • Contact Help4U for all technical issues relating to digital education services, including module creation, enrolments, and system errors

Eesysoft Support Centre

Don’t forget to click on the ‘?’ in the bottom right of My Dundee to access contextual support. We’ll be adding more content to this area as the year progresses.

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