The Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, December 21st, 2013, from 15.00 to 19.00. An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance.
The MEQ panel is a reminder for students to fill in the MEQ for their modules. When used by a student the panel display links to any open, un-submitted MEQs. Once the MEQ is submitted the link disappears.
You can reduce the panel to :
By using the panel toggle link:
Note that with the forthcoming community system it will be possible to release panels like this to just students.
The new panel in Succeed, Module Evaluation Questionnaires, provides quick access to all your Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs) that remain to be submitted for this semester. Simply click on the links and provide your feedback on the modules you have taken this semester — it’s that easy!
The University and individual staff use the data collected by the MEQs to improve the quality of teaching and learning. It is therefore important that you fill in the MEQs — it will only take you about 5 minutes to complete each one’.
Please note that ITE and undergraduate nurses will get a list of MEQs that potentially include MEQs for modules you are not taking. Simply ignore these.
MEQs close on 13-Dec-2013 and the Panel will be removed from your ‘My Succeed’ on 14-Dec.
- new and innovative e-learning tools to engage learners
- useful software tools to help with the delivery of e-learning
- new supporting documentation for Succeed
- tips and tricks for performing tasks in Succeed
- e-learning-related presentations or events
e-Learning Developer, eLD, Information Services
Did you know, Succeed can notify you via email of events in Succeed such as a new item of content being added to a module that you are taking or that a new assignment, survey or test is available along with other events. A short document is available on how to set up email notifications:
Please note that notifications are for staff too! Certain events in the system are for staff (like an assignment being submitted). See the document for details.
Notifications can also be accessed on your smartphone via mStir – http://m.stir.ac.uk – and look for the My Succeed Notifications icon. You will need to login to mStir to see your notifications.
An app is also available for Succeed (called Blackboard Mobile Learn) and one of the features is that it also shows notifications in the usual way on Android and iOS phone. The app is free to download but a subscription costs £1.49 per annum or £3.99 for unlimited access.
The Listen Again panel in Succeed has been upgraded to better support the mStir app. This means that you may need to add it back into your My Succeed. This is achieved via ‘Add Panel -> My Listen Agains -> Add’ and then position in My Succeed where you would like it to appear.
Succeed was down from 21:15 on 8th Oct until 09.30 on 9th Oct due to a problem with database. When the service was restored one of the Succeed servers failed to connect to its file store and would give ‘ERR’ when accessed. The other Succeed server was working normally but which server individuals were allocated to by the load-balancers would have determined whether a working system was encountered or ‘ERR’. This issue was resolved at 10.50.
Later on in the day a number of reports were received that the ‘Updates’ in Succeed were not working. I believe this is due to a background system in Succeed (called ActiveMQ) which has also crashed. To fix this, the servers must be stopped and the some work done on the file store. This should take about twenty minutes and will be done starting at 08.00 on 10th October.
Listen Again (recording your lecture presentations with audio) can be configured to work in a number of different ways depending on how you (the lecturer) wish to release the material to students. A couple of options already in use are:
(b) Listen Again can be used and all the recordings released on a particular date
We are happy to discuss different arrangements. Simply contact the appropriate member of eLD:
Also note there is extensive documentation on Listen Again, for example:
Portable Recorder (especially useful with visiting lecturers using their own equipment):
At the moment, the recently upgraded Succeed is showing both available and unavailable modules in the ‘My Succeed’ panel. The cumulative patch that will be applied on Friday 6th September will switch this off to give a list of open modules only.
Returning students will be able to find out the opening dates of Succeed modules by using ‘My Student Status’ which is linked from your portal view. When you have completed enrolment, your Succeed modules will be listed at the bottom of the screen with their opening dates and a tick for those that are currently visible.
Remember – to gain access to Succeed modules you must have completed academic and administrative enrolment (got your ID card).
Succeed modules will open on the same basis as last year. For the Autumn semester this will be:
- 2nd year modules will open on the Monday before the start of semester (2nd Sept)
- 3rd and 4th year modules will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester (3rd Sept)
- Post-graduate modules will open on the Wednesday before the start of semester (4th Sept)
If a module has, say, both 2nd and 3rd year students on it, it will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester and all students (regardless of which year they are in) will gain access to it at the same time. It will not be the case that 2nd years gain access earlier then 3rd years, otherwise they could gain advantages, such as selecting all the ‘best’ slots on any sign-up sheets in the module.
1st years are allocated to their modules on Friday but will not get access to modules in Succeed until registration is completed. Registration is completed by collecting an ID card. Succeed access should then follow within a few hours.
Please note that some staff change the start dates of modules. Please check the My Student Status link on the Portal for the latest information on precisely when your modules are scheduled to open.