Learning Technology

Archive for 2019

Learning Technology Dropins – continue every day in 2020

December 19th, 2019 at 11:12

We are continuing our series of Digital Learning Drop-in workshops in 2020. We help staff (or students) with Moodle, Xerte Toolkits, Mahara, Rogo, Turnitin, Engage lecture capture, audience response systems, module planning, Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning and more. We’ve helped revamp modules, plan Moodle pages, develop and implement new ways of assessment including [...]

Past papers and exam timetable

December 6th, 2019 at 01:12

New locations have been launched for important student information: Past exam papers on the DSpace Repository. Student exam timetable

Future Teacher talks reactivated!

November 22nd, 2019 at 09:11

The Erasmus funded Future Teacher project has let us know about their next steps.  While their project is now completed they had a community of 1400 people registering for one or more of the 19 Future Teacher talks and 29,000 views of the Xerte resources. So they are continuing as follows: Welcome to Future Teacher [...]

Five minutes with … Joe Kenney

November 19th, 2019 at 03:11

What is your job role? Learning Technology Officer, in the University of Nottingham Library: attached to the Faculty of Arts. I provide front-line support to academic staff and students. I support and promote a wide range of learning resources and digital learning solutions. This includes supporting staff and students in their use of Moodle, Engage, [...]

Engage (Echo360) training in November

November 11th, 2019 at 09:11

Information Services are currently offering some training sessions via Central Short Courses to give you the opportunity to learn more about using Engage. These will take place: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1-2.30pm, A06 Medical School, Queens Medical Centre Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1-2.30pm, A3 Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park Campus Please go to [...]

Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #2

October 24th, 2019 at 09:10

The Home Office has made available these posters about designing for accessibility.  The two about designing for users on the autistic spectrum, and designers for users with screen readers may be most helpful Download Home Office posters Tips (that are good practice for all users) include: Use simple (not bright contrasting) colours Write in plain language [...]

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 [...]