Learning Technology

Category: Moodle

This category contains 311 posts

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 [...]

Moodle maintenance Wed 8 Jan 5.30 pm

January 6th, 2020 at 04:01

There will be a short period of maintenance of Moodle on Wednesday 8th January 17.30-18.30 UK time (Thursday 9th January 01.30-02.30 China/Malaysia time). Moodle will be unavailable during this time.

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, [...]

Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #2

October 24th, 2019 at 09:10

The Home Office has made available these posters about designing for accessibility.  The two about designing for users on the autistic spectrum, and designers for users with screen readers may be most helpful Download Home Office posters Tips (that are good practice for all users) include: Use simple (not bright contrasting) colours Write in plain language [...]

Emailing students from Moodle: email issues

October 7th, 2019 at 12:10

The easiest way to email students from Moodle is to use the Announcements feature.  When there is a problem with email, there are alternatives. As of 4 October we have been advised of a problem with intermittent failure of the email servers to respond to Moodle, affecting the delivery of forum emails and Announcements from [...]

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 [...]

How to see if a module is hidden from students

September 25th, 2019 at 02:09

To see whether a module is hidden from students, go into the module and look at the Year End and Archive block. This can be found normally at the top of the right-hand column and is visible only to staff. not students. If the orange message is present “Module hidden from students” then it is [...]

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 [...]