Category: My Dundee

A Reminder about Blackboard Assignment Marking Workflows

When marking Blackboard tests/assignments it is recommend that you annotate using the in-built annotation tools in My Dundee.  If you do encounter any issues with this, please raise a ticket via Help4u. If you need to mark offline, we recommend staff use Adobe Acrobat Reader to annotate/create comments.   Students should also use the some program…

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….

Anonymity – online discussions

In CTIL, whether it’s via a Help4U call, someone coming to a drop-in, or a chance conversation, we’re often asked “How can I enable an anonymous space for discussion”  Students have always wanted ways to ask questions anonymously, often due to a (usually incorrect) view that staff would view them badly for asking a “silly…

Resolved:Pop-up in My Dundee when accessing course materials

Update: Issue resolved My Dundee was updates on 16/4/21, and included in this update was the fix for this issue. We have done some testing and can confirm that this solution is in place. If you do continue to have this issue, please contact Help4U.  A recent update to the security settings by the vendor,…

Resolved: Issue accessing YuJa in My Dundee

The previously reported issue that prevented staff and students accessing videos in My Dundee delivered using the YuJa service has now been resolved. All viewing, editing and other YuJa functionality should now be fully resolved. No data was lost or damaged by this issue as it was purely a problem with access. …

Upcoming workshops – January 2021

CTIL are in the process of developing a new suite of workshops for the start of Semester 2; these are being developed in light of feedback we have had via Digital Champions, the Student pulse survey and other channels. Unless otherwise noted,  all sessions will be in named Collaborate  rooms in the eLearning Resources for…

Archive & removal of 7-year-old content from My Dundee

We are beginning work to tidy up all modules and associated content in My Dundee that is 7 years old and over. This work is being carried out to lower our data footprint in Blackboard Learn and conform to university data policy. This is a new process that will be repeated on an annual basis as part of improved backend administration procedures. Read below to find out more about what we are doing and why….