Learn Rollover

On the 19th and 20th of July, Learn will be “rolled over” to the new academic year. On these 2 days, Learn will not be accessible to staff and students. The dates were chosen on the basis of feedback from departments in order to minimise disruption. Most of you will not notice the rollover –Read more

TxT ur DL stdnts!

(Translation: why not consider sending a mobile phone text message to your Distance Learning students?) As part of the current Distance Learning Fund programme, we now have an institutional licence for the TxTtools service and their MoodleTxT ‘plug-in’ which allows text (SMS) messages to be composed and sent to students from within Learn module pages.Read more

Learn Rollover Dates – Take 2

As posted previously: We now have 2 proposed sets of dates for the Learn ‘rollover’ from 09/10 to 10/11. These are:-  Monday 19th/Tuesday 20th July Monday 9th/Tuesday 10th August If either period is likely to cause you / your department a problem, or if you have any other concerns, could you please let us knowRead more

New Learn plug-in for TurnItIn access

The good news is that Learn now has a new Activity type, a TurnItIn Assignment. Unlike previous connections with the plagiarism detection service, this one has the students doing the submitting.  Staff no longer need to be individually registered for the service – Learn is registered instead. Advantages: A scaleable service, because individuals are noRead more

The Learn Suggestion System

Continuing with a long-standing tradition of being driven by demand and user need, we have recently launched the Learn Suggestion System. The system allows academic staff to make anonymous suggestions and comment/vote upon other people’s suggestions. This will help us to prioritise future development work, and give academic staff the opportunity to have their sayRead more

TurnItIn UK User group meeting

49 delegates attended, with more representation from the FE sector than before.  HE were represented by Edinburgh, Reading, York, Cardiff, Cranfield, Keele and Oxford Brookes as well as Lboro.  Cranfield have issues with the removal of student submissions, some of which are sensitive material.  If you want a submission deleted, the request has to beRead more

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