Learning Technology

Category: Web-based resources

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New Engage interface in large lecture theatres

January 13th, 2020 at 01:01

The lecture recording software in large lecture theatres has been updated to Universal Capture, so that all rooms on campus have now changed to use the same interface. Other rooms were updated in Semester One. We recommend that before you begin teaching, check out the room and become familiar with the interface, and/or access the [...]

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course: starts 22nd January

January 6th, 2020 at 09:01

Our Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course is running again for two weeks online starting Wednesday 22nd January. This course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate effective learning online. Participants will learn how to design engaging activities [...]

Past papers and exam timetable

December 6th, 2019 at 01:12

New locations have been launched for important student information: Past exam papers on the DSpace Repository. Student exam timetable

Future Teacher talks reactivated!

November 22nd, 2019 at 09:11

The Erasmus funded Future Teacher project has let us know about their next steps.  While their project is now completed they had a community of 1400 people registering for one or more of the 19 Future Teacher talks and 29,000 views of the Xerte resources. So they are continuing as follows: Welcome to Future Teacher [...]

Engage (Echo360) training in November

November 11th, 2019 at 09:11

Information Services are currently offering some training sessions via Central Short Courses to give you the opportunity to learn more about using Engage. These will take place: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1-2.30pm, A06 Medical School, Queens Medical Centre Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1-2.30pm, A3 Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park Campus Please go to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Open Badges Backpack changing to Badgr: last chance to move your badges

August 21st, 2019 at 07:08

For some time now users have been able to keep track of their Open Badges – such as those we offer for completing Your University Journey and some Health and Safety modules – using Mozilla’s Open Badges Backpack platform. Mozilla  has been aiming to close down this platform for a while and this will be [...]

Variables in Xerte Online Toolkits

April 29th, 2019 at 12:04

Xerte Online Toolkits includes an optional property called ‘Variables’ – a powerful yet under-used feature which can help add variety to projects and increase the chances of them being reused by students. Instead of hard coding a calculation or example onto a page, such as 1 + 2 = 3, variables allow you to instead [...]