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Author: Hamish Loveday

My Dundee Module Creation Update

The new module creation process has now been implemented for all Schools. Modules for 2018/19 have been created in My Dundee ready to be prepared for the new academic year. Key information: Modules are created without content.This means that if you choose to clone your content from a previously run module, you will need to follow the steps in this guide. Modules are created based on templates. These define an initial module layout and any standard content that should be in place by default. Most schools/disciplines don’t currently have a bespoke template so will find their modules created using...

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Questionmark OnDemand Scheduled Maintenance – 21-July-2018

Questionmark have made the following service announcement that will affect users of the OnDemand Service on the 21st July. This is unlikely to affect our users, but if you are unsure, contact assess@dundee.ac.uk : Questionmark OnDemand EU – Scheduled Maintenance (ondemand.questionmark.eu)  We are writing to inform you about upcoming maintenance of the Questionmark OnDemand EU platform (ondemand.questionmark.eu) and advise of potential for downtime/disruption to the service. Maintenance window begins: Saturday, 21-July-2018, 7:00 BST  (London – UTC +1)   2:00am US EDT (New York – UTC -4 ) Maintenance window ends: Saturday, 21-July-2018, 13:00 BST (London – UTC +1)   8:00am US EDT (New York – UTC -4 ) Convert to my time zone 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 updates to ensure the ongoing reliability, security and uptime of the platform. What’s New in Release 2018.07? See this knowledge base article for details:  What’s New in Release 2018.07 We apologise for any inconvenience this potential disruption may cause. Questionmark knows that high uptime on a 24/7 basis is important to our OnDemand customers. Questionmark’s platform is architected so that the majority of updates can be performed without disruption to the end user, so typically updates and improvements are made without disruption to the service. To...

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Summer Drop-ins: Getting your Blackboard module ready for 18/19

CTIL is running twice-weekly drop-in sessions throughout the summer for staff seeking support with getting their Blackboard modules ready for the new academic year. Twice-weekly every Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 2pm Peep-O-Day Lane (1st floor of main library)   No need to book, just come along at the right time to the right place and we’ll be happy to help. See you...

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Reminder: My Dundee Scheduled Downtime (23rd-27th July)

Just a wee reminder of the scheduled downtime of My Dundee, starting the 23rd July and lasting until the 27th. The service will be taken offline early on Monday morning and user will not be able to access it until the afternoon of the 27th. This is so we can upgrade Blackboard (the service My Dundee is based on) to the Q4 2017 release (click here for details). Users should be aware that as with all scheduled downtime, the service will be considered ‘at-risk’ for the week after the 27th, though we don’t anticipate any issues to arise from this routine upgrade. Any questions? Contact...

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