My Dundee Blog

Upcoming Workshops – Infographics in an Educational Context

Are you interested in creating educational infographics? Infographics can be used in a range of contexts within education from visualisation of complex data sets to communicating simple concepts in a visual way. LJ Logue of SSEN and Eve Laws of TILT, (School of Medicine) are running some introductory workshops in May.  These sessions are part…

Chrome’s inbuilt live captioning tool – with Collaborate (and everything else)

Auto captioning in Chrome Google have made automatic captions available since last summer on selected Android phones. Google has also used Canary (the beta channel for Chrome) to test them for wider use. Right from the start, several people started to investigate whether or not it would work with Collaborate Automatic captioning is now available…

Support role fully functional

At the beginning of the 20/21 academic year, there was a new course role created called ‘Support’. This role has all of the same permissions as the instructor role, but can be used by support staff (such as school administrators, librarians, and staff from student services) in the module. This was created to help minimise student…

What is the Preview User account?

When you enrol your colleagues on modules, you may have noticed that sometimes a ‘_PreviewUser’ account shows up in the list of users you can enrol. What is it? The ‘_PreviewUser’ account gets created in the My Dundee system automatically the first time an instructor clicks on the ‘Student Preview’ button in an Ultra module….

Known issue- scheduling Collaborate for end of March

We have had an issue reported where if a user tries to schedule a Collaborate session the 29th, 30th, or 31st of March, then the date box changes the date automatically to the 28th of March.  We contacted Blackboard about this, and they have confirmed that this is a known issue they are working on…

A wee reminder about online classroom tools

Blackboard Collaborate The university’s chosen online classroom is Blackboard Collaborate. This tool integrates well with My Dundee and offers a growing collection of teaching focused functionality. You can find guidance for this tool as a moderator or participant on the Blackboard Help Site, the CTIL guide pages or from the My Dundee Support tool (accessed…