Learning Technology

Category: Web-based resources

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Mahara Upgrade: 20/21 September

September 19th, 2017 at 09:09

Mahara will be unavailable from: 10 am Wednesday 20th September to 10 pm Thursday 21st September. This is to upgrade to the latest version. Mahara is an eportfolio system used to support personalised and community learning. It complements Moodle, which can be seen as the formal, structured type of learning technology. Mahara is the personalised, [...]

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 [...]

App of the day: Tricider

June 5th, 2017 at 02:06

Tricider is a social voting tool. Create a question, collect ideas and solutions, add pros and cons, and vote for the best. Examples in Tricider’s Public Idea Space include, e.g., It could be used by app designers to collect ideas to improve their apps, by businesspeople to test out a marketing idea, or of course [...]

Launch of Jisc supported community of practice for digital capability 9 May

March 30th, 2017 at 09:03

Jisc are launching a Jisc supported community of practice for digital capability with an event in Birmingham aimed to facilitate the sharing of best practice across higher education, further education and skills in the area of digital capability. It’s on 9th May at Aston University Conference centre, Birmingham. The event will offer an opportunity of [...]

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 [...]

Equella service to be withdrawn

March 1st, 2017 at 09:03

Equella is a file storage repository system used by the University, in some circumstances in conjunction with Moodle. Pearson, (the vendor) have announced that Equella will be withdrawn from their product catalogue in the near future and therefore the University needs to move away from using the system. LRLR are currently making plans to withdraw [...]

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 [...]

Designing E-Learning For Health – a free open online course

January 24th, 2017 at 10:01

The University of Nottingham is again running a Health Open Online Course (HOOC) Designing E-Learning for Health. Designing E-Learning for Health is a free 5 week course aimed at anyone inside and outside of the University who has an interest in designing e-learning resources. Colleagues in the School of Health Sciences will introduce their tried [...]

How to solve problems with Moodle – fast

January 4th, 2017 at 09:01

All technology gives you occasional moments of frustration and Moodle is just like the rest. Here are some strategies to get you over those difficult moments, especially when you’re short of time. Several of them work with websites that aren’t Moodle, too. Refresh the page – empty the cache To help Moodle work as quickly as [...]

Are you tired of being shackled by cables while teaching? Demo

August 23rd, 2016 at 02:08

The User Experience (UX) team in IS are currently evaluating two apps that untether you from the lectern/teacher PC and let you share your screen with your students. The team are inviting any staff interested in trialling this technology to see it demonstrated on Thursday 25th August at 10am in C15 Pope Building. If you’re [...]