Learning Technology

Category: VLE

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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 [...]

Enhancing your module with images [Moodle images #1]

June 17th, 2016 at 01:06

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, but they can also be a way to encourage you to read the words as they draw your eye as you scroll down.  Images break up text and give the reader a rest from reading. They enhance the look of a page by adding a bit of colour. The [...]

Can I upload materials to Moodle without breaching copyright?

June 8th, 2016 at 09:06

If the material you’re uploading was written by you, or you have permission from the copyright holder, then you can freely upload material to Moodle or use it in lectures and presentations.  With the usual disclaimer about us not being lawyers, there are some common sense approaches to take when considering copyright in preparing materials [...]