Learning Technology

Archive for 2019

Emailing students from Moodle: email issues

October 7th, 2019 at 12:10

The easiest way to email students from Moodle is to use the Announcements feature.  When there is a problem with email, there are alternatives. As of 4 October we have been advised of a problem with intermittent failure of the email servers to respond to Moodle, affecting the delivery of forum emails and Announcements from [...]

Daily drop-in support for staff during October

October 1st, 2019 at 10:10

Following the success of the ‘Open House’ sessions in the Digital Solutions Hub  (E06, Teaching and Learning Building, UP), the Learning Technology team and Digital Learning Directors have agreed to extend the support available to staff who are grappling with the use of digital tools and technologies in their teaching via a daily Digital Skills [...]

How to see if a module is hidden from students

September 25th, 2019 at 02:09

To see whether a module is hidden from students, go into the module and look at the Year End and Archive block. This can be found normally at the top of the right-hand column and is visible only to staff. not students. If the orange message is present “Module hidden from students” then it is [...]

Xerte Online Toolkits Upgrade

September 2nd, 2019 at 09:09

We would like to advise University of Nottingham Xerte Online Toolkits users that we will be upgrading our version of Xerte Online Toolkits to version 3.7 on Friday 13th September at 9.00am. The service will be unavailable for approximately one hour while we carry out the upgrade. Please see the release notes for details of [...]

Open Badges Backpack changing to Badgr: last chance to move your badges

August 21st, 2019 at 07:08

For some time now users have been able to keep track of their Open Badges – such as those we offer for completing Your University Journey and some Health and Safety modules – using Mozilla’s Open Badges Backpack platform. Mozilla  has been aiming to close down this platform for a while and this will be [...]

Microsoft Teams Meetings 2: recording a meeting

August 10th, 2019 at 09:08

Here’s how to record your meeting in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Once you’re in the meeting (I’ve blurred my background here: see Blurring your background for how to do this) mouse over the image to bring up the menu bar. Click the three dots for More actions. You can then click Start recording Don’t forget [...]

Microsoft Teams Meetings 1: blurring your background

August 3rd, 2019 at 09:08

Many of us at the University work in open plan offices, but we still have cause to use Microsoft Teams Meetings for a live online meeting with colleagues. To prevent colleagues being visible to the other attendees via your webcam, or to obscure confidential or irrelevant material in your physical environment, it’s possible to blur [...]

Annual Teaching and Learning conference #1 (Nottingham)

July 26th, 2019 at 02:07

Friday May 3rd 2019 saw colleagues from across the University come together for the annual Teaching and Learning conference on the theme of universal design. This yearly event is a great opportunity for the University community to share best practice and network with colleagues. This year over 250 attendees filled the large lecture theatre in [...]

Moodle 3.6 Upgrade: New Module Overview

July 26th, 2019 at 09:07

Now that we’ve upgraded to Moodle 3.6 (July 2019) the main change you will see is in your Module Overview. This gives you a more visual tiled view of the modules you are enrolled on, and can be sorted, filtered and displayed in various ways. There’s a Recently Accessed block, and a Timeline block for seeing [...]

Moodle 3.6 upgrade – troubleshooting

July 25th, 2019 at 10:07

Some users with the Chrome browser have experienced display issues with Moodle since the upgrade. We recommend clearing your cache and cookies and this should solve the problem. Some of the issues reported have been Unable to click some links Icons not appearing, or wrong icons appearing Text and links jumbled up Turnitin submit window [...]