Learning Technology

Category: learner experience

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Why might you need Groupings in Moodle?

January 7th, 2020 at 08:01

Groups are so useful in Moodle. They can be used for group activities such as: Assignments submitted one per group (e.g. presentation) Working together in a group e.g., in a forum or wiki Allowing resources/activities to be visible only to certain students (by putting them in a group) Allocating markers for groups of students Creating [...]

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course: starts 22nd January

January 6th, 2020 at 09:01

Our Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course is running again for two weeks online starting Wednesday 22nd January. This course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate effective learning online. Participants will learn how to design engaging activities [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ELESIG webinar: Learners and digital capabilities in the curriculum 2 May 2018

April 9th, 2018 at 10:04

ELESIG webinar: How do learners experience the development of digital capabilities in the curriculum?’ Tunde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmay2018/ The development of digital capabilities has received much attention in education in the last few years. My doctoral study, adopting JISC’s digital capabilities framework, aims to explore how the development of digital capabilities are planned, enacted [...]

ELESIG Webinar: the JISC Tracker. 27 March

March 9th, 2018 at 04:03

ELESIG Webinar: Using the Jisc tracker to research students’ experiences of e-learning Helen Beetham, consultant http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmarch2018/ The Jisc ‘Digital student experience’ survey has been developed over three years, originally through research reviews, original research and consultation with students, and subsequently through extensive user trials (ca 30k student users) and factor analysis of the survey instrument. [...]