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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 [...]

Moodle update

July 13th, 2018 at 07:07

Moodle will be unavailable on Tuesday 17th July from 9 am – 8 pm (UK time): 4 pm – 3 am (China and Malaysia time). This is to allow us to update and add some improvements. See below for more details: Moodle Update and Downtime EDITED TO ADD: The Moodle upgrade was not completed. Further downtime may be necessary [...]

Puzzling it out

June 25th, 2018 at 03:06

Helen Whitehead says: I’m presenting at Sheffield University’s TELFest this week, along with Liz Cable from Leeds Trinity University, on Puzzling it Out: Exploring Escape Games for Learning & Assessments Here are the slides we are going to zip through, and a Case Study printout of the Escape Games we’ll talk about, with some ideas for [...]

Notes & Queries 1: Trimming a video in MediaSpace

May 14th, 2018 at 09:05

This is one in a series of answers to questions we’ve been sent. The answers are included here in case they are of use to anyone else. Today’s question: How do I trim a video in MediaSpace using the MediaSpace tools? Here’s how: first press the ‘Launch Editor’ button on the right hand side. This [...]

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 [...]

MediaSpace video issues in Chrome

May 10th, 2018 at 09:05

If you have the latest version of Chrome (Chrome version 66 or higher) you may find you are unable to play video in Moodle (and anywhere else it’s embedded) from MediaSpace.  This is due to a change Google made to their browser and the way it handles secure certificates. If you are using Google Chrome [...]