Learning Technology

Category: Xerte Online Toolkits

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nottingham staff discount at Xerte conference

March 19th, 2018 at 02:03

Plans are well in hand for this summer’s Xerte conference. It’s suitable for both experienced Xerte users and those new to it, and will include workshops, delegates and examples from around the world, reflecting the ever increasing community and use of Xerte worldwide. University of Nottingham staff to get a discount on the tickets. You can [...]

Introduction to and resources about Xerte Toolkits

February 21st, 2017 at 10:02

We’ve had a few queries about how to get started using Xerte Toolkits. Xerte Toolkits is a simple way to create online learning materials. Based on the Xerte software developed here at the University of Nottingham, the template-driven nature of the Toolkits are designed to be an easy way for academics and non-technical staff to [...]

Inspiration from the Xerte conference 2016

April 18th, 2016 at 07:04

Last Thursday’s Xerte conference (14 April 2016) proved to be a motherlode of inspiration and examples of wonderful Xerte projects from diverse contexts.  Xerte is used by institutions large and small. This map of users is just the beginning (tweet @patlockley to be added to the map if you’re not on it) The first keynote [...]

Xerte Conference 2016

January 31st, 2016 at 11:01

The Xerte Project is pleased to announce its 2016 conference returning to the UK this year and to be held at the University of Nottingham on 14th April 2016. The last twelve months have been the most exciting in the history of the project, with its transition to the Apereo Foundation, the release of v3.0 [...]

Xerte Toolkits at Nottingham has changed

August 19th, 2015 at 04:08

University of Nottingham Toolkits users will find that the interface looks a little different now we’ve upgraded to the latest version. Xerte Toolkits is available to all staff, associates and students – no install necessary. The upgrade brings several new and improved features and is easier to use. When you logon to Xerte Toolkits now, [...]

Xerte Online Toolkits Upgrade

July 28th, 2015 at 03:07

On Friday 7th August we will be updating Xerte Online Toolkits to the latest version of the software. The service will be unavailable between 9.00 and 10.00am whilst we carry out the work. Version 3.0 of the software brings a number of enhancements to the software and addresses a number of issues: we have a [...]

This month in the blog: June

June 30th, 2015 at 08:06

Today we review of some of the posts published in June in previous years that might still be of interest: 2014 Xerte Online Toolkits – some examples From the Xerte community a collection of examples of Xerte Toolkits and case studies. Lots of inspiration here, on Maths and Biology (one link has disappeared but the [...]