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

Minimum Presence

We’ve just finished trawling through every single module on Learn for the purposes of auditing against the Minimum Module Online Presence (MMOP). The revised MMOP was approved by Learning and Teaching Committee last year and, compared with the previous version, introduces modest additional requirements such as the presence of a reading list on the University Reading ListRead more

Puzzled by file upload in Learn12 / Moodle2?

Colleagues with modules on Learn (Moodle 2, for people reading this outside Lboro) will by now be aware that the way files are managed has changed. We recognise that the new approach to file management in Moodle 2 has caused some frustration among module tutors familiar with the approach in previous versions of Learn / Moodle.Read more

Dragging and dropping files in Learn / Moodle 2.2

In the new version of Learn based on Moodle 2.2, you can now drag-and-drop files from your desktop directly onto the module page (ie avoiding the need to upload a file first then link to it). You can even select multiple files to drag-and-drop at the same time. This is now the quickest and mostRead more

Initial Trials of Ephorus

This is a Dutch software app which claims to do much the same as TurnItIn (TII), only cheaper. A trial was set up whereby 20 files which had already been passed through TII were put through a demo version of Ephorus. The results: • The Ephorus demo account that was being used only checks againstRead more

Learning about Learn online quizzes

Felipe Iza uses Learn Quiz for formative assessment with Loughborough University first year Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering students.  He and his colleagues introduced a series of formative assessments throughout the course of their module designed to motivate and provide feedback to students, and to keep the module tutors informed of progress.  Using Learn, theRead more

Video assignments in Learn

In this video clip, Michel Cornette, a senior tutor on the University Wide Language Programme, talks about how he made use of the ‘Upload a File Assignment Activity’ in Learn / Moodle with his English class for French-speakers. As he explains, what he was looking for was a mechanism for managing the process of studentsRead more

Making History (again) at Loughborough

Working with Professor Chris Szejnmann, Head of History, as part of his Teaching Innovation Award, we’ve developed a new e-learning authoring tool called Make History which enables Chris and his colleagues easily to create Flash-based historical timelines without the need for any technical skills. Each timeline is exported by the tool to a single *.zip file whichRead more

TurnItIn UK User group

TurnItIn UK User Group, 3/2/11, Aston University Bryan Dawson  This is a six-monthly event for TurnItIn (TII) Administrators and power users.  The system continues to grow, with over ½ million submissions per month to the system in the last quarter of 2010.  The UK branch of iParadigms (the U.S. company that built TurnItIn) now hasRead more

The Elluminate roadmap

You will know that Elluminate and Wimba were both taken over by BlackBoard earlier this year, and merged into a new concern called BlackBoard Collaborate. At an online webinar yesterday, the plans for the new company were outlined.  A total of 236 people attended the session, which used Elluminate as its platform. It very quicklyRead more

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