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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My Dundee and Turnitin Training

CTIL are offering some bookable training sessions for My Dundee and Turnitin . These sessions are bookable via Eventbrite - and are limited to 15 people per session. My Dundee. An Introduction for staff who're new to My Dundee (or who feel they need a reminder of the basics). We'll look at: Uploading files. Adding assessments. Organising content Adding audio/visual elements. Discussion boards. Times Wednesday 24th January 2-4 My Dundee - Developing a community. In this session, we'll look at ... read more
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Questionmark OnDemand - Scheduled Maintenance

Questionmark OnDemand – Scheduled Maintenance

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. Due to the nature of the updates planned for this release, your portal area may update outside the maintenance window.  We anticipate that all areas will update by the end of the weekend.  Whilst your area is updating, it will be unavailable for approximately five minutes. Maintenance window ... read more
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#CreativeHE is a group of educators who look at creative ideas for Learning & Teaching in HE. It's grown from Manchester Metropolitan University's PGCert, and now it operates as a community and discussion space  to enable wider discussions and collaborations which will be of value for all of us. To get an idea of what's happened in the past, have a look at the Google Plus page that's used as a hub. We'll be joining in with them in them between ... read more
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My Dundee upgrade: Goodbye Crocodoc, Hello New Box View

As you will have seen, we have recently upgraded our version of Blackboard, which is what powers My Dundee. While most of the changes were bug fixes, the one that may affect some staff is the change from using Crocodoc to annotate work that was submitted via the Blackboard assignment tool to using Box to do this. Note: This does not affect those using Turnitin for adding comments to students work.  This change was driven by the changes to the ... read more
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My Dundee upgrade: Improvements to Turnitin integration.

At the same time as upgrading the main Blackboard set of tools, we also upgraded the integration that we have between My Dundee and Turnitin. The key improvement for staff is that we now have the ability for staff (not students) to see a list of all of the Turnitin submission points in all Modules in a single location. In order to do this, go to Course Tools in the Course management section, and look for Turnitin Direct Assignments. Click ... read more
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Welcome back!

and, welcome to all new staff and students. We have recently updated the software behind My Dundee, which has brought a few new features, there's more about them, and some of the upcoming training in other posts on the blog ... read more
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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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