Learning Technology

Archive for 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]