How to create a module thumbnail on Learn

By default, a patterned image is displayed as a thumbnail for your module in the ‘My modules’ view on Learn, but this can be changed… You can now quickly replace this with a chosen thumbnail image for your module. For instance, if your module is lab based, you may want select a lab image fromRead more

Top tips for Evaluation of Technological Teaching tools

The following blog post was written by Samantha Chester following her attendance at the EUNIS 2019 conference in Trondheim. The post aims to give you some food for thought on how to evaluate technology used in your learning and teaching. Surveys! The most talked about evaluation tool at the conference was the trusty survey. IRead more

What’s new in Learn for 2019/20

Following this year’s rollover, there are some changes coming to Learn. For students, they’ll see: Improved Timeline and My Modules view – The Timeline view, which acts as a checklist of all assignments in Learn, has been updated so it can now be filtered to show all, overdue or those assignments within a time period.Read more

Developing consistent marking and feedback in Learn

Background More and more Schools within Loughborough University are looking at ways in which they can develop consistency within marking and feedback. Additionally, they are moving towards online submission to support this. As a result, colleagues are looking at ways that they can use rubrics or grid marking schemes to feedback electronically in an efficientRead more

What’s New in Learn

Following this year’s Learn rollover (23rd and 24th July) there will be several new features appearing in Learn: Timeline tab to appear alongside the ‘My Modules’ dashboard, which gives students the ability to display outstanding activities in date order. This tab is effectively a checklist – as soon as an assignment is completed it willRead more

Supporting students’ learning using STACK: Application on a Finance module

Kai-Hong Tee (School of Business and Economics) has been using the STACK question type in Learn to generate mathematical questions. In the post below, Kai explains how it works and why it benefits students.  Background I am currently teaching “Financial Management” which is offered as a core module for our second-year students studying for theRead more

2018 Research-informed Teaching Awards now open

The Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs) have been launched for 2017/18. They are designed to “recognise and celebrate academic staff who have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to the promotion of research-informed teaching at Loughborough University”. There have been a number of changes to the RiTA over recent years, including making this a more competitiveRead more

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