We have reverted to Turnitin Basic from Direct at the end of 2016 and have started change management activities with the availability of Feedback Studio Completed a Proof of Concept with Blackboard Consulting to change integration methods from Snapshot to REST APIs Curtin is deprecating its Middleware to create a shift from a Recycle to Roll…(Show moreShow less)
You don't need to upgrade just to get out of the technical preview. It was removed during Q2 2016. eg., "The release from Technical Preview applies to all versions of Learn which support the REST APIs - specifically versions of Learn Q2 2016 and later, and Learn SaaS versions greater than 3000.0." (…
The use of Spinning software to create essays or assignment submissions has been increasing. Using (https://spinbot.com/), as an example, a paper uploaded into SafeAssign shows zero results. Turnitin, on the other hand, does catch this. Our testers, who compared documents uploaded to SafeAssign and Turnitin found the following: "Whilst we…(Show moreShow less)
Remember start time is 12:00 p.m. QLD & NSW time, 10:00 a.m. in Perth, and 11:30 in Adelaide & Top End, and 14:00 in New Zealand. Join here: http://bit.ly/ABUG-ANZ When you join the session if you could identify where you are from it would help everyone. Something like this: Schelly@SCU, or Roger Murphy (SCU) AGENDA Welcome Blackboard…
Blackboard has confirmed that the issue with SafeAssign NOT picking up or rather not displaying content created with Spinning software, as suspect by percentage on the first page a user sees in the report, will require an enhancement request to address this. It is not a bug but is FAD.
I am going to put in an enhancement request to have this addressed, and am asking the group to do the same. Having more than one voice will definitely help. Unfortunately, this means that we will be staying with Turnitin indefinitely now.
Upgraded from OCT14 CU6 to Q4 2016 Issues uploading files from IE Issues searching for users when browsing a user list A few problems with our custom brand but nothing major Annoyances with the static submit button and people not realising the page is longer than what's visible A lot of our privileges reset which wasn't picked up for a day or…(Show moreShow less)
Yeah ATD created them for us. The issue is uploading anything at all and not just drag and drop. We think it might be a particular combination of software versions as its quite widely spread across campus and yet we have trouble replicating it on our own machines. As yet we have yet to determine that combination and unfortunately Blackboard…
We are seeking information and experiences on the usage of Virtual Worlds and Simulated Environments. Our initial interest is towards role-playing simulations for Nursing students using avatars in a virtual capacity. I am curious to know if other Universities have implemented virtual worlds or simulated environments and are willing to share…(Show moreShow less)
Hi Jason, We've got a few people in Health Sciences who are doing some work with the Occulus Rift. They have 3D models of brains and skulls etc that the students can explore. They are also working with other emerging techs like AR and 3D printed models. Happy to pass on some details if interested.
- Blackboard Learn Version 9.1 Q2 2016 CU3 - upgrading to CU4 July 7 dependent upon UAT in May/June - Have annual Learn upgrade December each year - will need to consider version in regard to crocodoc - usually upgrade to Q2 release - Managed Hosting - Echo360 Lecture Capture - nearing end of support (June 2017) - project underway for future solution (ALP or other?) - Licensed for Community Engagement, Mobile Learn and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - have made Ultra the default option in courses (Classic still available but tool unavailable by default). Looking to phase out Classic altogether. - Turnitin Basic - Just completed trial of Eesysoft - will be going live within next few weeks
Recent happenings Moved from Turnitin Direct to Turnitin Basic. Went live with new managed hosting environment for CPE and other special courses (currently just used by our Graduate School of Business). Experiencing a bit of user dissatisfaction over the fact that last access dates are incorrect (Article No.: 000042535) Environments QUT…(Show moreShow less)
ANZ (Australia/New Zealand) User Group: Please give a round of applause to our latest BUG of the Month group, the ANZ BUG! They’ve been around for a while, created October 22, 2015, and thanks to their fearless leaders Schelly Gardner and Mark Northover they have become a valuable group to the Australia/New Zealand region. They attribute their…(Show moreShow less)