Learning Technology

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New Engage interface in large lecture theatres

January 13th, 2020 at 01:01

The lecture recording software in large lecture theatres has been updated to Universal Capture, so that all rooms on campus have now changed to use the same interface. Other rooms were updated in Semester One. We recommend that before you begin teaching, check out the room and become familiar with the interface, and/or access the [...]

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 [...]

Learning Technology Dropins – continue every day in 2020

December 19th, 2019 at 11:12

We are continuing our series of Digital Learning Drop-in workshops in 2020. We help staff (or students) with Moodle, Xerte Toolkits, Mahara, Rogo, Turnitin, Engage lecture capture, audience response systems, module planning, Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning and more. We’ve helped revamp modules, plan Moodle pages, develop and implement new ways of assessment including [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Xerte Online Toolkits Upgrade

September 2nd, 2019 at 09:09

We would like to advise University of Nottingham Xerte Online Toolkits users that we will be upgrading our version of Xerte Online Toolkits to version 3.7 on Friday 13th September at 9.00am. The service will be unavailable for approximately one hour while we carry out the upgrade. Please see the release notes for details of [...]

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 [...]