Learning Technology

Category: Moodle

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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 [...]

Moodle Upgrade 24 July 2019

June 28th, 2019 at 01:06

Moodle will be upgraded to version 3.6 on Wednesday 24th July.  Moodle will be unavailable for one full day (10 am to 6.30 pm UK, 5 pm – 1.30 am CN/MY). There are mostly small improvements in Moodle 3.6: the biggest change you will see is to your Dashboard. The new Course Overview block gives [...]

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? [...]

Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #1

May 17th, 2019 at 11:05

With new digital accessibility regulations now in force since September 2018, HE institutions are required to be proactive in providing fully accessible websites – which includes VLEs such as Moodle. This provides a real opportunity to review and improve learning materials  for students and others. New websites must be compliant by 23 Sep 2019 and [...]

Show, Hide or Stealth Activities – Moodle for Spies!

May 10th, 2019 at 01:05

Every item, resource, activity or section in Moodle can be: Visible to students (Show)  or Hidden from students (Hide) Now there’s a third option: what I like to think of as “stealth activities”! This shows up in the settings for staff as: “Available but not shown on course page” An item like this is not [...]

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 [...]

Using Moodle Assignments for Group Work

March 19th, 2019 at 01:03

Moodle Assignments are really flexible and useful when setting up submission of groupwork. Set up an assignment for groups, and any member of a group can submit, and it will appear against all the other members of the group.  Mark one assignment and the marks and feedback appear against all the others in the group [...]

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 [...]

Working online more comfortably #3: More accessible ways to use Turnitin Feedback Studio

February 5th, 2019 at 09:02

The Turnitin HelpDesk passed onto me a good tip for those who prefer or need a larger font when creating or reading Bubble comments and general feedback in Feedback Studio. First open Notepad and paste into it the following code: <font size=”+2″>Test</font> Keep Notepad open When marking, each time you create a new bubble comment. [...]