Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Anonymous forums in Moodle

February 15th, 2019 at 12:02

We are occasionally asked about how staff can set up anonymous forums in Moodle. At the time of writing there is no official anonymous forum in Moodle. The Moodle space is designed to be, like the classroom, a safe learning community where students feel OK to speak, and there are ways to build that type [...]

New dates for Key Moodle Basics Training

September 21st, 2018 at 10:09

New dates have been arranged for Key Moodle Basics training courses – all on University Park this time Friday 28th September     1-3 pm Wednesday 17th October     2-4 pm Wednesday 14th November     2-4 pm Please book here

Eight ways that two monitors make your life easier

September 18th, 2018 at 12:09

More and more University staff are acquiring two display screens. If you can get an extra one, the bigger the better, and you can use them to save time and increase your productivity in a number of ways, especially when marking online. Here are 8 of them: Have your module’s Moodle page open in a [...]