Academic Integrity event.

Academic Integrity event.

On Friday 9th Feb, Dundee played host to one of 3 Academic Integrity roadshows run by Turnitin. The day focussed on contract cheating, a phrase coined by Lancaster and Clarke ... read more
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Office Mix – discontinued … but the tools are coming to Powerpoint

We know that a number of staff have been working with Office Mix - however, it is being discontinued. If you have any presentations that were developed using mix, please see Microsoft's information about migrating your presentations. (You may find that you have to sign in several times to complete the migration process) Microsoft have updated the latest versions of Powerpoint (Windows) and the online version (sign in, with UoD credentials, required) to allow the addition of quizzes etc. For ... read more
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Blackboard Webinar – New Box view.

NOTE: This is aimed at those staff using Blackboard's assignment tool, not those using Turnitin for marking and feedback. It also does not affect those using Moodle marking tools for some medical courses.  As you may know, Blackboard's marking tool has changed; this was driven by a change in the supplier than BB use. Blackboard are aware of the fact that, though this has introduced some new features, it's also removed features that many staff rely on. (Blackboard is the ... read more
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Questionmark On Demand Access Denied Error

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing an issue with our instance of Questionmark On Demand at the moment. When logging in using the standard URL ( users may be presented with an 'Access Denied' error message. We have reported this to our vendor and they have raised this as a fault with their development team. In the meantime you can still access Questionmark by either clicking the logo at the top left and then logging in, or use the following URL: ... read more
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Questionmark On Demand Maintenance 17 February 2018

Questionmark OnDemand EU - Scheduled Maintenance ( We are writing to inform you about upcoming maintenance of the Questionmark OnDemand EU platform ( and advise of potential for downtime/disruption to the service. • Maintenance window begins: Saturday, 17-Feb-2018, 7:00 GMT • Maintenance window ends: Saturday, 17-Feb-2018, 11:00 GMT Potential for downtime/service disruption: During the maintenance window, Questionmark OnDemand customers (and participants taking assessments) will experience service disruptions. Purpose of the Maintenance The purpose of the maintenance is to deploy system ... read more
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Online training (Staff)

We are starting to think about how we might offer online training, primarily for Distance learning staff, but could also be of interest to those who work on campus, and can't get to face to face sessions. It is likely to be via Blackboard's Collaborate Ultra tool (so you'll get the chance to be a participant to see what your students see). We're currently trying to understand what types of training DL staff would find useful, and when it would ... read more
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Learning X – Innovative assessments.

Join us in a Learning X, looking at innovation in assessment. We'll be looking at ideas for staff to use various technologies to support innovative approaches to assessment; for example, if you already get your students to write a reflective piece - how about the option to get them to reflect on video? Or perhaps you might get them to engage in a group blog, rather than writing a group report. We'll run from Feb 5th to 9th - there ... read more
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Questionmark Assessment – Unexpected Error Issue

Some users are experiencing a ‘Sorry, an unexpected error occurred. Please try again’ error when trying to launch a Questionmark assessment from within My Dundee. This error is due to the 3rd party cookies settings in the browser. We have provided information below on how to enable 3rd party cookies in some of the main browsers, however you should not encounter the issue if accessing a Questionmark assessment using a University PC. If using a University PC You can use ... read more
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Questionmark On Demand – Urgent: Emergency Maintenance Tonight (18-Jan-2018) at 23:30 GMT

Please be advised that Emergency Maintenance with potential for disruption to the Questionmark OnDemand EU ( service will occur this evening. The maintenance will occur during the following 30-minute window: Emergency Maintenance window BEGINS: Thursday, 18-Jan-2018 23:00 GMT Emergency Maintenance window ENDS: Thursday, 18-Jan-2018 23:30 GMT Purpose of the Maintenance A networking issue in our European data center requires power-cycling equipment to resolve. Potential for downtime/service disruption: During the maintenance window, Questionmark OnDemand customers (and participants taking assessments) may experience service ... read more
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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 to sign up - the links are below. March 7th 12-1 (Max 7 students)   Sign Up March 7th 3-4pm (Max 10 students)  Sign Up ... read more
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