Blackboard assignments: New Box View

This covers aspects of marking work that was submitted via Blackboard's assignment tool. As well as some differences in the way that staff can add comments to work, the new view also supports a greater range of file types - though note that if you also want to use Safe Assign for similarity checking, the range of file types remains similar to before. Important: In order for students to see their feedback, staff have to add a mark. It's not ... read more
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My Dundee Maintenance Completed Successfully

The maintenance of My Dundee has been completed successfully. We have tested the system but if you do encounter any issues, please report them at Our thanks to our colleagues at UoD IT for another efficient upgrade procedure. Best Regards Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) ... read more
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CTIL Closed over the Festive Season

The Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL) is closed for the winter holidays. We will not be able to respond to emails or phone calls between 12:00pm, 22/12/2018 and 09:00am, 03/01/2018. Please note that My Dundee will be down for maintenance on the 5th of January, 2018. Read more on our blog. For information about IT services, you can check the UoD IT status page: Enjoy the festive season! Best regards from all in CTIL ... read more
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Turnitin - Planned maintenance - Dec 27th (from 4pm)

Turnitin – Planned maintenance – Dec 27th (from 4pm)

Turnitin have planned maintenance that will affect all Turnitin users between 4pm on December 27th  to 1am on the 28th. Please see for more details including times in other areas of the world. This includes a link to their status twitter feed, which covers information about both planned and unplanned downtime ... read more
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My Dundee Maintenance - 5th January 2018

My Dundee Maintenance – 5th January 2018

What’s Happening My Dundee will be taken offline for maintenance on the morning of the 5th of January 2018. It is planned that the service will be restored on the same day, though there will be an at risk period that extends to Monday the 8th. At Risk? Although the maintenance period should be limited to the 5th, as with any major technical activity it is possible that an unforeseen issue may extend beyond that time. Because of the weekend, ... read more
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IRRODL – Latest Issue.

Staff may already know about the IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning ), but for those that don't, the latest edition was published (online, and open) today. Many of the articles catch my eye, but the one I'm most interested in is The Impact of Whatsapp Use on Success in Education Process Full Contents page: Which articles catch your eye? ... read more
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Accidentally created an extra part in Turnitin?

It can be very easy to accidentally create a 2nd part in Turnitin - the impact can be a very worrying for staff, as it looks as if all your students have failed! If you look at the top, you'll see a 2nd tab labelled Part 2. Click on the pencil, and then delete the 2nd part - make sure you select the correct one ... read more
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Turnitin – Academic Integrity Day.

Turnitin's annual User Summit was held on October 19th in Newcastle. They have noted that they are trying to address more of the needs of UK HE, and the keynote was by Kerr Gardiner , discussing the main themes from his consultation with a range of UK Universities (including Dundee).  Then followed the obligatory technical presentation, on the directions that Turnitin are taking. This addressed most of Kerr's points, which looks like potentially many of the things we'd like (such as more flexibility ... read more
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Students: Seeing feedback in Turnitin.

Once the work has been marked, and the grades are released, you can see the mark and the comments in My Dundee. Go back to the assignment submission area, where you uploaded your work. Click on the numerical grade (A)In the report …If you can’t see the blue bubble comments in the body of the essay, click on the blue area. (B)If a marker has used a rubric, click to see it (C) [If they haven’t used a rubric, this ... read more
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