Learning Technology

Category: VLE

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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 [...]

Moodle 3.4 Roadshows

September 4th, 2018 at 02:09

If you’d like to know more about the new features and look of Moodle, why not come along to a roadshow and see a demo and ask any questions. Thursday 6th September Arts Centre B8 10 – 10.30 am Thursday 6th September Hallward 101 3 – 3.30 pm Wednesday 12th September Trent Performing Art Studio [...]

Introduction to new Moodle – video

August 10th, 2018 at 09:08

We will be completing the Moodle upgrade to version 3.4 on Monday 3rd September between 1 pm and 8 pm UK time. The upgrade will bring various improvements to the look and feel of Moodle, as well as some new features, including: a new, clearer and more intuitive Moodle theme a clearer Module overview new [...]

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 [...]