Learning Technology

Archive for 2019

Rogō upgrade Monday 15 July

July 11th, 2019 at 07:07

There will be an update to Rogō on Monday 15th July between 9am and midday UK time (4pm – 7pm CN/MY time). Rogō will be unavailable during this time. The Rogo update will include the following new features: ability to add 3D images in questions warning for students answering linked calculation questions who haven’t completed the first [...]

Moodle Upgrade 24 July 2019

June 28th, 2019 at 01:06

Moodle will be upgraded to version 3.6 on Wednesday 24th July.  Moodle will be unavailable for one full day (10 am to 6.30 pm UK, 5 pm – 1.30 am CN/MY). There are mostly small improvements in Moodle 3.6: the biggest change you will see is to your Dashboard. The new Course Overview block gives [...]

Five minutes with… the Faculty and School Support Learning Technology Consultants

May 23rd, 2019 at 07:05

The Faculty and School Support team are a front line team of Learning Technology consultants who work closely with academic colleagues and students to help embed the use of digital learning tools and online pedagogy across the university. They are part of the Learning Technology Section in University of Nottingham Libraries. What 3 words describe our team? [...]

Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #1

May 17th, 2019 at 11:05

With new digital accessibility regulations now in force since September 2018, HE institutions are required to be proactive in providing fully accessible websites – which includes VLEs such as Moodle. This provides a real opportunity to review and improve learning materials  for students and others. New websites must be compliant by 23 Sep 2019 and [...]

Show, Hide or Stealth Activities – Moodle for Spies!

May 10th, 2019 at 01:05

Every item, resource, activity or section in Moodle can be: Visible to students (Show)  or Hidden from students (Hide) Now there’s a third option: what I like to think of as “stealth activities”! This shows up in the settings for staff as: “Available but not shown on course page” An item like this is not [...]

Turnitin (& Moodle) assignment submission checklist

May 9th, 2019 at 03:05

We are often contacted by students worried about why their submissions to assignment dropboxes are not succeeding. For best results here are the guidelines: Your document: please check Filename consists of no more than 40 characters (you may get an error message if filename is too long: it will be “XML Response could not be [...]

Variables in Xerte Online Toolkits

April 29th, 2019 at 12:04

Xerte Online Toolkits includes an optional property called ‘Variables’ – a powerful yet under-used feature which can help add variety to projects and increase the chances of them being reused by students. Instead of hard coding a calculation or example onto a page, such as 1 + 2 = 3, variables allow you to instead [...]

Using Moodle Assignments for Group Work

March 19th, 2019 at 01:03

Moodle Assignments are really flexible and useful when setting up submission of groupwork. Set up an assignment for groups, and any member of a group can submit, and it will appear against all the other members of the group.  Mark one assignment and the marks and feedback appear against all the others in the group [...]

Libraries are changing: A new way to borrow books

March 18th, 2019 at 02:03

In April 2019 University of Nottingham Libraries are upgrading the library system. This is part of a big project to improve student experience in libraries. The changes we’re making are in direct response to your feedback. The new system will be easier to use, quicker and more effective. Importantly, when you’re trying to find library resources, [...]

Introducing help.turnitin.com

February 22nd, 2019 at 03:02

Turnitin have advised us that from 9 March 2019, their help website at guides.turnitin.com will no longer be available. Instead, help.turnitin.com will become the new help and guidance site for Turnitin. (For University-specific guidance see the end of this post.) New features: Users can now view refreshed and reorganised content, filter their search results by their product e.g. Feedback [...]