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Archive for 2018

New dates for Key Moodle Basics Training

September 21st, 2018 at 10:09

New dates have been arranged for Key Moodle Basics training courses – all on University Park this time Friday 28th September     1-3 pm Wednesday 17th October     2-4 pm Wednesday 14th November     2-4 pm Please book here

Eight ways that two monitors make your life easier

September 18th, 2018 at 12:09

More and more University staff are acquiring two display screens. If you can get an extra one, the bigger the better, and you can use them to save time and increase your productivity in a number of ways, especially when marking online. Here are 8 of them: Have your module’s Moodle page open in a [...]

Writing questions for quizzes in Moodle and Rogo

September 13th, 2018 at 07:09

Writing questions, such as multiple choice questions, for quizzes and tests, isn’t always easy. I like to try out quizzes sometimes and see if I can score well just by knowing how the questions work. It’s amazing how many online courses, MOOCs etc. I could have passed by gaming the quizzes… Pitfalls to avoid Try [...]

How to add a Twitter widget to Moodle

September 7th, 2018 at 01:09

Step 1 – Twitter Go to publish.twitter.com Enter the URL of what you would like to embed, e.g. https://twitter.com/LTNottingham   to embed a user’s tweets, or e.g., #UoNFreshers to embed tweets with a hashtag (options are given on the page) Select Embedded timeline Edit  customization options if you wish (size might be most appropriate) Click Copy [...]

Moodle 3.4 Roadshows

September 4th, 2018 at 02:09

If you’d like to know more about the new features and look of Moodle, why not come along to a roadshow and see a demo and ask any questions. Thursday 6th September Arts Centre B8 10 – 10.30 am Thursday 6th September Hallward 101 3 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 12th September Trent Performing Art Studio [...]

Moodle upgraded: security enhancements

September 4th, 2018 at 07:09

The recent upgrade to Moodle 3.4 has also made Moodle more secure, ensuring that the site is now fully https compliant. This means that any link to an insecure website with a web address starting ‘http:’ will fail. This includes some internal links to Moodle where you have created those links yourself, perhaps key links [...]

FutureTeacher webinar: Using video Wednesday 26th September 1 pm

September 3rd, 2018 at 07:09

This month’s FutureTeacher webinar is Rich media part 3 – using video. It’s on Wednesday 26th September 13:00 GMT The FutureTeacher team invite anyone interested in teaching using video, as follows: Video clips can make resources more engaging and explanations infinitely clearer. They can also ‘humanise’ resources by making the tutor ‘present’ in the resource. [...]

Introduction to new Moodle – video

August 10th, 2018 at 09:08

We will be completing the Moodle upgrade to version 3.4 on Monday 3rd September between 1 pm and 8 pm UK time. The upgrade will bring various improvements to the look and feel of Moodle, as well as some new features, including: a new, clearer and more intuitive Moodle theme a clearer Module overview new [...]

AnswerGarden – wordcloud feedback

August 2nd, 2018 at 09:08

AnswerGarden.ch is a brainstorming and quick feedback tool. You can create word clouds from answers given by learners or participants in sessions. It can be used for real-time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.  You create a topic and ask participants to reply – the ideal question would have many one-word answers. You can use [...]

Moodle rollover 18/19

July 26th, 2018 at 07:07

The creation of modules for 18/19 and rollover of content is now taking place. You will be advised through your School when your modules are available to start editing in the next few weeks. Please do not edit your 17/18 modules as they will be archived “as taught”.  Changes can be made freely in the [...]