Learning Technology

Category: learning technology

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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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Moodle 3.4 Roadshows

September 4th, 2018 at 02:09

If you’d like to know more about the new features and look of Moodle, why not come along to a roadshow and see a demo and ask any questions. Thursday 6th September Arts Centre B8 10 – 10.30 am Thursday 6th September Hallward 101 3 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 12th September Trent Performing Art Studio [...]

FutureTeacher webinar: Using video Wednesday 26th September 1 pm

September 3rd, 2018 at 07:09

This month’s FutureTeacher webinar is Rich media part 3 – using video. It’s on Wednesday 26th September 13:00 GMT The FutureTeacher team invite anyone interested in teaching using video, as follows: Video clips can make resources more engaging and explanations infinitely clearer. They can also ‘humanise’ resources by making the tutor ‘present’ in the resource. [...]

Choosing between Moodle and Turnitin Assignments

July 25th, 2018 at 11:07

Here are a series of infographics to help decide which type of assignment is best for a particular piece of coursework.  For more information contact your Faculty Learning Technology Consultant who’ll be happy to help with both general principles or a specific situation: Arts: Sally Hanford Engineering: Claire Chambers Medicine & Health Sciences: Anne Rockcliffe [...]