What does new WebLearn do that Old WebLearn does not?

Here’s a list of things that the new WebLearn does that the old WebLearn does not.

    •    Calendars for course events
    •    Electronic sign-up for tutorials, seminars or other types of meeting
    •    Electronic assignment submission with automatic plagiarism detection using JISC Turnitin service. (Offering and supporting a University-wide plagiarism detection service could also be mentioned – it is within the domain of the WebLearn team.)
    •    Announcements can be made to student groups based on course membership
    •    On-line (electronic) course experience (feedback) questionnaire will be available to all course tutors by Easter 2010
    •    Reading lists with live-link to University library systems making it easy for students to find the physical location of a specified text
    •    Each course can have its own podcast feed
    •    Collaborative authoring environment (wiki) with LaTeX mathematical notation support
    •    Vastly improved discussion forum and assessment tools (compared to old service)
    •    Real-time chat for every course
    •    Sophisticated tracking of students by tutors with visual summary of activity
    •    Custom Smartphone interface with associated long-term login will be available to every student by academic year 2010-11
    •    Opinion poll for all courses (students will be able to vote via a Smartphone by 2010-11)

New WebLearn also has a better UI and is more accessible than the old system.

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One Response to “What does new WebLearn do that Old WebLearn does not?”

  1. Sounds like an exciting release!

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