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

Gamification for Learning in Electrotechnology

Dr Thomas Steffen, a recipient of a 2016 Teaching Innovation Award (TIA), explains how he has applied gamification to learning electrotechnology. What did you want to achieve? This project set out with a rather simple idea: to use an interactive simulation tool to teach students the basics of electric circuits in TTB211 Electrotechnology. We allRead more

Empowering students to develop a ‘user friendly’ framework for Learn

The staff/student team who secured a Teaching Innovation Award to understand how to make the most of Learn are well underway with their collaborative project. During the summer the team undertook an audit of all 2014/15 Undergraduate Learn pages used within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS). The audit was set against theRead more

Changes to TurnItIn for next year

The Learn interface to TurnItIn is changing next year.  When the new edition of Learn is released on July 22nd, all TurnItIn assignments will need to be re-created for the new session.  This is no different from previous years, although the software will look slightly different (see: Changes to Turnitin ). A six-slide PowerPoint presentation is availableRead more

TurnItIn for any assignment

TurnItIn have recently announced their Grade Anything initiative, which allows the system to accept files of any type for evaluation.  Obviously the text-matching will only work with files containing text.  However the GradeMark online marking tool is now applicable for a much wider variety of student coursework, as is demonstrated on their video clips . Don’tRead more

What is Learn for?

I was challenged a couple of days ago by an experienced academic colleague who said he had no idea what Learn (Moodle, if you’re reading this outside Loughborough) is actually for. I was rather taken aback by this as it seemed to me that this should be obvious. But then, I’ve been supporting e-learning inRead more

Online submission FAQs

How do I download submitted coursework? The two main routes to online coursework submission each have a different mechanism for downloading the submitted files. The notes below describe approaches to marking and the provision of feedback using Learn’s online submission tools Downloading a class’ assignments Providing online feedbackRead more

Embedding or linking to programmes on BoB

Since we started publicising the availability of the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) service, colleagues have been asking how to include programmes or clips in their module pages on Learn (Moodle). For the moment, the ’embed clip’ feature in BoB is not fully compatible with Learn (it’s currently only working in Firefox) BUT this is not reallyRead more

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