There's been a slight delay in the procurement phase of this project. Despite this, I'm pleased to announce that the Invitation-to-Tender has been issued on Public Contracts Scotland, where we're awaiting responses from vendors. Importantly, this delay does not affect our target launch of June 2024. We'll still be running an early adopter programme throughout Semester 2 (23/24). To keep everyone informed, I thought it appropriate to share an updated schedule. The Integrated Video Project aims to: 1. Reassess our institutional requirements for a video service in response to the significant changes in practice and facilities following the Covid Pandemic.2 ...
Key takeaways As of the 31st of December, 2023, you will be unable to access legacy Turnitin submission areas connected to Original style module areas in My Dundee (A/Y 19/20 and older). If you wish to retain access to the submissions stored within these areas, you must manually download the files and store them in a secure backup location. This is happening because Blackboard are withdrawing support for this old method of connecting modules areas to external tools, such as Turnitin. This means that as of 31 December 2023, no Turnitin submission points or assignments will be accessible from any ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In summer 2020, we ran a number of ABC workshops for staff, we built "Blend Your Module" on LearningX - and we generally worked with staff to support them as they rebuilt their modules to work for blended learning, a blend that was pretty unpredictable heading into the winter of 2020-21. Just to add to the fun, we'd upgraded MyDundee to Blackboard Ultra, as it is much more accessible, but it was lot of tools for staff to get to ... read more
Update 12:40 BST: This issue has now been completely resolved. Turnitin have confirmed that the issue occurred between 09:14 - 12:20 BST. Update - 11:35 BST Turnitin is now accessible so students will be able to submit work and staff will be able to review and add marks and feedback. Turnitin are managing a backlog of work, so there still may be some slowness in service. Their status update page warns that similarity report generation will be delayed. If you had ... read more