Learning Technology

Category: VLE

This category contains 133 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Xerte Online Toolkits Upgrade

September 2nd, 2019 at 09:09

We would like to advise University of Nottingham Xerte Online Toolkits users that we will be upgrading our version of Xerte Online Toolkits to version 3.7 on Friday 13th September at 9.00am. The service will be unavailable for approximately one hour while we carry out the upgrade. Please see the release notes for details of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Working online more comfortably #1: Accessibility options in Chrome

January 15th, 2019 at 10:01

Accessibility can be an issue for both students and staff using Moodle. If you are spending hours studying or marking online, then you want it to be as comfortable as possible. If you’re using the Chrome browser then you can add Accessibility extensions to the browser that you’re using to allow you to customise it [...]

How to add a Twitter widget to Moodle

September 7th, 2018 at 01:09

Step 1 – Twitter Go to publish.twitter.com Enter the URL of what you would like to embed, e.g. https://twitter.com/LTNottingham   to embed a user’s tweets, or e.g., #UoNFreshers to embed tweets with a hashtag (options are given on the page) Select Embedded timeline Edit  customization options if you wish (size might be most appropriate) Click Copy [...]