Learning Technology

Archive for May, 2018

Rolling over Reading Lists

May 23rd, 2018 at 09:05

As usual at this time of year our thoughts are already turning to the coming academic year and reading lists.  The Library Team have now created a copy of all the existing online reading lists ready for use in 18-19. This year, in response to academic demand, all new copy lists have been given a [...]

Blind double marking with Turnitin

May 16th, 2018 at 09:05

Neither Moodle nor Turnitin goes very far in technically enabling double marking, second marking, moderation, sampling, etc., let alone blind double marking. In most cases, an external document such as a spreadsheet, or two spreadsheets, are still the best way to manage double marking. The two are then compared and an agreed final mark and [...]

Notes & Queries 1: Trimming a video in MediaSpace

May 14th, 2018 at 09:05

This is one in a series of answers to questions we’ve been sent. The answers are included here in case they are of use to anyone else. Today’s question: How do I trim a video in MediaSpace using the MediaSpace tools? Here’s how: first press the ‘Launch Editor’ button on the right hand side. This [...]

New Moodle course available for Front of House staff

May 11th, 2018 at 10:05

A new Moodle course is now available for Front of House staff such as in Schools or Student Services, and those who work in Libraries or IT support. The course has an emphasis on basic knowledge of Moodle and the kinds of questions that students often ask. It’s brief and engaging and is designed to [...]

MediaSpace video issues in Chrome

May 10th, 2018 at 09:05

If you have the latest version of Chrome (Chrome version 66 or higher) you may find you are unable to play video in Moodle (and anywhere else it’s embedded) from MediaSpace.  This is due to a change Google made to their browser and the way it handles secure certificates. If you are using Google Chrome [...]