Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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Full-screen toggle button contributed to Moodle community

June 29th, 2015 at 08:06

Another Moodle modification developed at Nottingham that has been accepted by the Moodle community is a full-screen toggle button. This allows any user to hide the side columns (blocks) and make the central column fill the screen.  This is especially useful when viewing embedded videos and SCORM packages, as well as large tables such as [...]

Allocation Form Plugin accepted by Moodle community

June 24th, 2015 at 08:06

The Allocation Form plugin developed by the Moodle team here at Nottingham has been accepted into the Moodle community and is available for download and use by any Moodle installation. While the Tutorial Booking plugin enables students to sign up for a single choice, the Allocation form can be used to provide more than one [...]

Tutorial Booking add-on (Moodle sign-up sheet) now available through Moodle community

June 17th, 2015 at 08:06

The Tutorial Booking tool – a sign-up sheet for students to choose timeslots – is now available to the whole Moodle community as an add-on plugin for Moodle installations all over the world.  The plugin allows students to self-select one choice from a selection. Numbers per selection can be limited and places are taken on [...]

Teaching & Learning Seminar (E-learning Community): Teaching-Dedicated Structures in Schools. 3 June

May 22nd, 2015 at 11:05

The last event of the academic year will differ somewhat from our usual fare in that it will be two talks looking at the context in which e-learning often finds itself – developmental activity and excellence in teaching. The Innovation in Pharmacy Education Division (IPED) is the newest of the six divisions in the School [...]

Inter-university Teaching & Learning Conversations Webinar on Experiential Learning today at 12 noon

February 24th, 2015 at 08:02

Dr David Smith (@dave_thesmith), Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, SFHEA from Sheffield Hallam University will lead an exciting webinar today Tuesday 24th February   at   12-1pm GMT* during which he will discuss  “Bringing Experiential Learning into the Lecture Theatre” Within the teaching space conceptual descriptions are usually either vocal or presented using 2 dimensional slides and [...]

Peer assessment: a collection of resources

February 16th, 2015 at 10:02

Peer assessment seems to be a hot topic around here at the moment. We’ve had lots of enquiries, so we’ve put together some resources. Thanks to Sally Hanford and Angelique Bodart for some of these. Video recordings from the Teaching and Learning Seminar (formerly E-learning Community) in November 2014 Peer Assessment In Large Groups: Engineering [...]

T & L Seminar: Electronic management of coursework assessment: tools, process and transformation: Wed 4th Feb

January 20th, 2015 at 08:01

At our regular monthly Teaching and Learning Seminar (formerly E-learning Community) we will have in February two speakers – one from Social Sciences and once from Science – who will talk about their experience of whole-School transformation of the management of coursework assessment and about the technologies and tools available at the University for managing [...]

Using Moodle forums #2: Two simple ways

January 19th, 2015 at 09:01

This video discusses two simple ways to use Moodle Forums – to send out Announcements to all participants in a module, and to answer student questions.  Both are illustrated by case studies from within the University of Nottingham.  The video is taken from a webinar on 9th January 2015.  

Recordings available from T&L Seminar: HELM’s Deep… into e-learning

January 16th, 2015 at 08:01

Recordings are now available of Wednesday’s session (7-1-15) featuring the work of the Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team who work across all areas of the School of Health Sciences to deliver high quality e-learning to underpin learning and teaching and improve the student experience. The School has recently introduced blended learning with 50% online [...]

Marking online when a student has not submitted a physical assignment (Turnitin and Moodle)

January 9th, 2015 at 09:01

In Moodle assignments and within Turnitin you can add a mark and feedback even if students haven’t actually submitted anything. Why might you want to do this? There are many types of assessment that don’t include the generation of a text that can be submitted online. They might include: Presentation Performance Creation of a physical [...]