Learning Technology

Category: VLE

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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 [...]

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 [...]

New features in Moodle 3.2

September 1st, 2017 at 09:09

An update of Moodle on 7-8th September takes us to version 3.2. It is predominantly similar to the previous version but has a few new features and some interface updates to make it easier to use. While we do this upgrade, Moodle will be completely unavailable from 8 am on Thursday 7th to 6 pm [...]

Online Facilitation course running in July

July 4th, 2017 at 08:07

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. In this course – which takes place completely within Moodle – you’ll learn how to [...]

Another chance for Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement in May

March 8th, 2017 at 09:03

Due to high demand we are running a second Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course. This short online course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate learning online. In this course held in Moodle you’ll learn how to [...]

Short course in Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement in March

February 17th, 2017 at 03:02

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement This short online course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate learning online. In this course held in Moodle you’ll learn how to design engaging activities that motivate students and promote learning in [...]

Moodle and Rogo: limited availability from 27-29 January 2017

January 13th, 2017 at 08:01

Rogo will be down from Friday 27 January 6 pm until Sunday 29 January 8 pm. During this period, a version of Moodle for student revision purposes only will be available. [Amended to add] This version is NOT for submitting assignments or interacting with forums or other modes of engagement. Whilst students will be able [...]

Archiving of 15-16 Moodle modules on Friday 7th October

October 5th, 2016 at 10:10

At the end of every academic year, Moodle modules for the previous year are archived. At midnight (UK time) on Friday 7th October all modules dated in the 15-16 academic year will be archived. The archive process is expected to take up to 36 hours but there should be no effect on users’ experience of [...]

Assessing students with video #3: Examples from HE

July 5th, 2016 at 09:07

In the third in our series about assessing students by asking them to create videos, we look at three examples from other HE institutions in the past few years. Professor Marcos Martinon-Torres, UCL Archaeology, used video to boost student engagement in an undergraduate archeaometallurgy module. In the blog post Would a student travel 270 miles [...]

Giving credit to the author [Moodle images #2]

June 24th, 2016 at 09:06

Angelique Bodart writes: Someone once told me about a time they went to a conference to learn about others’ research on their subject of interest, only to hear their own research spouted back to them by one of the speakers, without any acknowledgement.  When you put hard work into creating something, the last thing you [...]