Category: Blog

Error creating a Journal in My Dundee – Temporary Fix

Temporary fix Blackboard are still looking at finding a solution for the existing issue that staff have with a difficulty creating a journal. We have now found a work around that will help you to get ready for the start of term. The process is this: In your Sandbox:  Create a Journal, making sure it’s…

Update to Turnitin’s Reporting

Turnitin have updated Feedback studio to include a new part of the report – a flag to indicate if there appears to be evidence of students manipulating text. Students do not get to see the flags. As a result of this update, you’ll see a new overview of the key areas of Feedback studio the…

Ultra 101: August sign-ups open

We are pleased to offer more sessions of our successful back-to-basics training series focused on the new Ultra modules and our core digital education toolkit. Complementing the practice based Learning X series, these sessions offer step-by-step look at the key concepts and functionality My Dundee and connected tools. These newly added sessions will run throughout…

“Blend your Module” – Getting started with ABC Curriculum Design

Over the past fortnight, we have revived LearningX (now in its own home), and have created “Blend Your Module” This has been, and still is a work in progress, trying to take apart the ABC Curriculum design, developed originally by UCL to work for Dundee. We know that learning and teaching is going to be…

Distance learning forum meeting Thursday 25 June

I hope all of you are still keeping safe while we wait anxiously for more instructions on our easing. Although, it may be awhile before we have that F2F interaction in our lovely and long missed campus, I am happy to say that we are gifted with the amazing technology we currently have and can still meet online.

This now brings me on to say that with lots of changes happening around our teaching, with preparation for our ‘on campus’ students the next academic year and our move towards a blended approach, we have a fantastic opportunity, to help build on the amazing skills and experience from our online distance learning programmes. I would think that this is the theme that has been silently running thorough our many meetings on the DLF. Therefore, we have decided to squeeze in another meeting this month and look forward to seeing you on Thursday 25 June, 15.00-16.00 hrs, on Teams. If you wish to attend this session but are not a member, you are very welcome. And to all, feel free to join in 5 minutes earlier to say ‘hello’.

The session will be led by a member of the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CITL), updating us on what’s been done so far in this space and how we can contribute.

We hope that it will be an enlightening, informative and exciting afternoon for all. It will also be an excellent opportunity to virtually get to know our colleagues/ distant learning enthusiast from around the University. Please join us to find out more in detail, and also to have some healthy discussion. This meeting will be recorded and the recording will be available on our Teams page. We sincerely look forward to seeing you next week.

Please share this email with anyone else who may be interested. You can access this meeting by clicking on the link, Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Best Wishes,
Qabirul & Susie

Live hand drawn content

One of the more common questions we’ve been asked in the CTIL team is how to incorporate hand drawn content – such as equations, graphs etc. I saw a tweet from James Clay, leading to his post on just this issue  – using a tablet as a separate whiteboard. To summarise his post – Start a…