Hybrid Update #6: Week one feedback

Hi again everyone, I hope this week's update finds you well as we move into our second week of teaching. I think it's fair to say that last week was unlike any previous first weeks, with many people I've spoken to expressing a mix of uncertainty as we step back into the same physical spaces after so long, and genuinely heart-felt joy at re-engaging with students and colleagues on campus again. In today's hybrid update, I'd like to similarly reflect ... read more

Digital Education Newsletter Vol 7 Iss 1

CTIL Updates The official first week of term is behind us! We don't have many updates this week as we have been all-hands-on-deck to help ensure everything would work smoothly and we would be available for any issues that might come up. We'll need to properly take a look at reports from Help4U, but CTIL's call volume appears to be about a third less for Week 0 and Week 1 than it was last year! The next issue will have ... read more
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My Dundee: Service interruption (17:12 to 17:25)

From around 17:12 to 17:25 this evening (30/09/2021) My Dundee became unavailable to users, resulting in an error screen. This issue has resolved itself and the service appears to be stable again. We are now in touch with the supplier (Blackboard) to find out the cause and assess if there is any further risk to the service. For now, we have no reason to suspect there will be further issues and Blackboard have stated that they believe the service to ... read more
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My Dundee downtime scheduled

Tonight, My Dundee will have emergency maintenance that will last approximately half an hour and will occur between 02:00 and 03:00 BST.  If you will be working near this time, please save your work and log out before 2 AM to ensure you don't lose any work! We expect the impact to be minimal, but please be aware you may not be able to access My Dundee during this window of time. We appreciate your patience! ... read more
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Hybrid Update #5: Start of Teaching

This is the final update before the start of teaching on Monday and I want to focus on three important areas: re-visit the key facts about Hybrid Teaching, share the most up-to-date guidance on using Capture & Stream, and finally, talk you through the support framework that will be in place to support you teaching from next week. As usual, I hope this post finds you well and please reach out if you have any questions about the information below ... read more

Digital Education Newsletter Vol 6 Iss 2

CTIL Updates We're not entirely convinced the month of August happened this year as September has come up so quickly, but as we are now in Welcome Week we have collected list of things to double-check as you finalise any work before classes start. Check the appropriate staff are enrolled and that they have the correct role. Avoid having too many lecturers and make more use of the Teaching Assistant or support role depending on what they are doing.We have ... read more
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Hybrid Update #4: Hands-on sessions, documentation & mobile kits

In todays update, we're pleased to announce some bookable hands-on time for Capture & Stream and the release of some early documentation for that teaching mode. We're doubly pleased to be able to announce that we are moving forward with the provision of mobile Capture & Stream kits that will be distributed to schools to allow for some flexibility beyond the central 50 rooms. Read of for all the wonderful details. Setting up for the 08/08/2021 townhall Table of ContentsHands-on ... read more
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Digital Education Newsletter Vol 6 Iss 1

6 September 2021 Everyone is gearing up for the official start of terms, so in this newsletter, you can find out about the resources CTIL have created to help prepare. Find out about the Enhance Your Module course, FocusOn sessions, and My Dundee 101 guides. Finally, learn about how Blair has kept his sanity during the lockdown and how that relates to his least-favourite sound. CTIL Updates Enhance your Module Enhance your Module is a My Dundee module that will ... read more
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Hybrid Teaching 101: Capture & Stream experience webinar

By popular demand, we're ready to offer two live webinar sessions looking on our first hybrid teaching mode, 'Capture & Stream'. They will walk you through the workflow, highlighting and demonstrating the key steps and offering a chance to ask questions and offer feedback. To find out more and sign up for one of the two webinars available, read on below. What will these sessions cover? Capture & Stream is our intermediate hybrid options that will be available in the ... read more
Hybrid Update #3: I made a vlog!

Hybrid Update #3: I made a vlog!

In this week's post we start off with some key updates and answer some questions we've been getting this week. We also have details of our communication plan, an update on the project team's current activities and we've attached a copy of last week's project board update. Finally, as a special bonus there's a video tour of our hybrid development room in Dalhousie by possibly the most amateur vlogger this side of YouTube. Enjoy. Lecture PC Setup Table of ContentsThis ... read more