Learning Technology

Category: Moodle

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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 Here is a video that explains the new features: Thanks to Sally Hanford.

Moodle update and downtime

July 5th, 2018 at 08:07

We’d like to let everyone know that we will be updating Moodle on Tuesday 17th July. Moodle will be unavailable from 9 am – 8 pm (UK time): 4 pm – 3 am (China and Malaysia time). The improvements to Moodle include streamlining the look and feel, and some new features. A new Moodle theme [...]

Blind double marking with Turnitin

May 16th, 2018 at 09:05

Neither Moodle nor Turnitin goes very far in technically enabling double marking, second marking, moderation, sampling, etc., let alone blind double marking. In most cases, an external document such as a spreadsheet, or two spreadsheets, are still the best way to manage double marking. The two are then compared and an agreed final mark and [...]

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 [...]

Moodle training dates: book here

April 26th, 2018 at 03:04

The next Key Moodle Basics are as follows: *Tuesday 15th May 10 am – 12 noon Hallward Library Room 101 *Tuesday 19th June 2 – 4 pm Hallward Library Room 101 *Wednesday 18th July 2-4 pm, Room A13 George Green Library *includes School Support training for those who need it. While the Short Courses booking [...]

Update your Turnitin iPad app!

March 20th, 2018 at 09:03

If you use the Turnitin Feedback Studio app for online marking, please ensure you are on the latest version. This can be found for free in the App Store. Turnitin have updated the way in which you add classes/modules from Moodle to the iPad app. The app no longer uses an access code: modules are [...]

Formatting assignment submissions for Turnitin assignments

February 8th, 2018 at 11:02

We recommend that students submit PDFs to Turnitin assignments rather than Word or any other format. This is recommended UNLESS module convenors specifically request students submit in Word, PowerPoint or another format. During processing Turnitin converts documents to PDF. This can (rarely) cause changes to formatting, such as number of pages, or the presence of [...]

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement – UoN online course in April

January 29th, 2018 at 10:01

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement is a short online course that aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course  with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate engaging activities for learning online. It was well-received by staff in 2017 and we are running it again in 2018 [...]

Students: How to download your assignment feedback

December 1st, 2017 at 11:12

We regularly get requests from students to access feedback on coursework from previous years.  Reasons can include needing evidence to write an application for a further degree, or having secured a job where they have a use for the information. The University recommends that students dowload your feedback as soon as you get it, and [...]

Feedback Studio: editing and deleting bubble comments

November 2nd, 2017 at 02:11

We have been receiving reports from markers that there have occasionally been issues resulting in them being unable to edit or delete a textbox (bubble) comment on Turnitin’s Feedback Studio when using Google Chrome. The issue occurs and then later on will allow the user to edit again. We have raised this issue with Turnitin [...]