FocusOn Practice

A bit of Background During the academic year 20-21, in CTIL we had discussed various ways to enable staff to share good practice. Trying to persuade people to write blog posts was challenging, staff often didn't have the time. We knew, however, that many staff liked to talk about what they're doing; they're very good at that. In CTIL meetings, and with the group of Digital Champions (who've been invaluable to our work since April 2020), we discussed the idea ... read more
CTIL, Events |

My Dundee unavailable for some on-campus users (RESOLVED)

Yesterday (10/11/2022), on-campus users experienced difficulties accessing My Dundee. Although we are still investigating the root cause, the issue appears to have been resolved. Read on for more information. If you are still having an issue accessing My Dundee on campus, please follow the steps below (see What to do if you still have an issue accessing My Dundee?) What happened? Yesterday 10/11/2022, some users attempting to access My Dundee while on a university network e.g. Eduroam or on a ... read more
CTIL, My Dundee, News |

Review student progress in your module

Over the summer, the option to use student progress tracking became available in your modules. At that time, this was just for your students so they could track their own progress to see what items they had reviewed or completed (in the case of Blackboard tests and assignments). With the latest update in October, this feature has been improved so that instructors can also use this feature to see some analytics for items in their modules! Remember, to use the ... read more
CTIL, My Dundee, News |

Change to Lecture Capture Drop-ins

Due to a significant drop-off in the attendance of the Lecture Capture drop-ins, we will be reducing the hours of this service. From the week commencing 17 October 2022, there will only be a single weekly hour-long drop-in session. This will be held in the same place, the IT building on Park Place in room A15, and it will run from 12-1 PM weekly on a Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who has attended and provided feedback, and thank you to ... read more

Resolved – My Dundee Issue Uploading Files

Update 12 October 2022 - This issue has now been resolved! If you continue to have any problems uploading files, please let us know via Help4U! What is it? We have had reports in today, 10 October 2022, of instructors trying to upload PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoints, or image files to their course content page, but being unable to do so. There isn't an error message or any clear note of failure - the file simply does not upload. If ... read more
CTIL, My Dundee, Service News |

Lecture Capture: Lessons from Week 1

As we come to the end of week one for most modules, we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of the frequent questions and issues that have arisen so far with our new lecture capture workflow. These will likely end up in knowledge articles in time, but for the sake of speed we thought we'd start with a quick blog post. Read on for hints and tips for navigating lecture recording using YuJa. Lecture Capture ... read more

Turnitin error message

Update: As of 26 September, this issue has been resolved. If you still see the below error message in any of your modules, please contact Help4U and include the module ID. What is it? As of this morning it has been brought to our attention that student membership is not syncing with Turnitin for new modules and this results in the below error message: We have contacted Turnitin to investigate this, and we will update this blog post with any ... read more
CTIL, Service News, Turnitin |

My Dundee Student Onboarding Plan

Over the past few months, we have been working to develop a timeline to release helpful hints, guides, and videos for My Dundee and related teaching tools to students when they need it. We've used student feedback and data from Blackboard to help us make sure each message is released to students at the best possible time. After the beginning of term, we plan to consult with students to make sure that the message release schedule worked and find ways ... read more
CTIL |

Digital Education Cheat-Sheet 22/23

With teaching already underway for some and Welcome Week starting shortly, we've pulled together some of the key resources you may need start off on the right foot with My Dundee and other areas of our digital campus. Are You or Your Students new to the University of Dundee? If so, get off to a great start with the Getting Started with IT resource. This will cover the most common starting tasks with brief guides and links to more detailed ... read more
CTIL |

Hello and welcome to My Dundee!

Hello and welcome to the University of Dundee! We’ve collected some useful guides and pointers for how to get the most out of the digital tools and resources you may encounter during your study. We recommend that you take a skim of the topics below, then bookmark this page so you can find help again quickly when you need it! Laptop loan scheme: Did you know that qualifying students can borrow a free laptop from the University of Dundee? Check ... read more