Category: Third Party Changes

Planned Maintenance: OnDemand 09:00-15:00 20/07/19

Please be aware, maintenance of the Questionmark OnDemand EU platform ( will result in greater risk of downtime/disruption to the service during the following window:

09:00-15:00 (BST) Saturday 20th July

During the maintenance window, Questionmark OnDemand users may experience service disruptions.

Full live data can be found on the Questionmark status page:

Questionmark OnDemand Maintenance

Questionmark OnDemand will be updated on Sat 16th February between 09:00 and 15:00.

During the time above, staff authoring assessments and students taking assessments will experience service disruption. This also includes assessments taken through MyDundee that use the Questionmark OnDemand service.

This update will ensure the ongoing reliability, security, and uptime of the platform.

Reporting issues and getting help
If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk.

Collaborate Ultra Maintenance

Collaborate Ultra will upgraded on 7th February 2019 between 01:00 and 05:00



During the maintenance window users may experience intermittent availability.



Full details of the changes can be found in the release notes.


Reporting issues and getting help

If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk.

O2 network disruption in DD1 area

O2 are carrying out work in the DD1 area from Sun 27 (08:00) –  Wed 30 (20:00) Jan.

This will impact anyone on City Campus on an O2 contract at the time, including staff with a corporate phone or tablet supplied to them by the University. 2G voice, 3G, and 4G will be unavailable, but wifi calling should be ok.

Go to the O2 website to find out how to enable wifi calling for your device.

This is outwith the control of the University and we are unable to support you with any issues you experience as a result of it. You can keep tabs on O2’s progress via their service status.

Updates to Secure Mobile Working/Company Portal app on iOS

If you get your work emails on your smartphone/tablet through an app such as Outlook, that means you’ve proven your device meets the University’s minimum security standards. This check is performed by the Company Portal app, which you’ve installed on your device.

Stopped getting emails to your iOS device lately?
Microsoft Intune just updated their support policy for the Company Portal app, which means you need to have updated the software on your device to iOS 10 (minimum) or above (latest iOS 12 recommended). Go into your Settings app, select General, then Software Update, and apply the update to start receiving your emails through your chosen app once again. In line with Apple, only devices running one of the 3 latest iOS versions will be compatible with the app from now on.

Older devices that don’t support an OS greater than iOS 9 
Certain devices such as iPhone 4S, iPod Touch, iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), and iPad Mini (1st Generation) can’t be updated to within the latest 3 versions. If you have one of these devices, you will have noticed you’re no longer receiving your work emails through your chosen email app. If this applies to you and accessing your email via browser on your device moving forwards isn’t an acceptable option, contact the budget holder in your School or Professional Service to discuss the possibility of procuring a new device through IT Buying.

Microsoft retiring Outlook Web Apps (OWA)

The OWA apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices will no longer work from tomorrow (15 May 2018) onwards. If you currently use this app on any of your mobile devices, you need to download and install the Outlook for iOS or Outlook for Android app instead.

The Outlook apps offer enhanced email and calendar features, and most of the functionality currently found in the OWA apps. A few features such as the ability to access shared mailboxes will not be available until later in the year.

More information can be found in Microsoft’s article.

Bristol Online Survey (BOS) Downtime

Ownership of the Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) tool is scheduled to transfer from the University of Bristol to Jisc on Tue 03 Oct 2017, during which there will be a period of downtime. Current expectation is that the downtime will last no longer than 48 hours.

Unfortunately, the above transfer date is outwith the control of the University of Dundee, however, support will continue to be provided as normal by the LLC & CI Survey Service during the transitional time. Following the transfer, there should be no noticeable difference to your use of the BOS survey tool.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Library via

Accessing Box via Internet Explorer 9/10

Box discontinued support for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) & 10 (IE10) last year because Microsoft announced they will no longer release security updates to them.

What impact does this have?
If you try to access Box on either of these unsupported browsers you will see a banner notifying that you are no longer using a supported browser. Your access to Box from IE9/10 will be blocked until you have upgraded to a supported browser.

How do I check what version I have?
To find out what IE version is on your computer, follow this guidance. On-campus University computers have already been upgraded to a more recent, secure version, so no need to worry on that front.

When will this happen?
This will happen early May 2017. It is highly recommended that you upgrade or switch to a Box supported browser. You can find all of the supported browsers at the Box Community page.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk via Help4U.