Using WebLearn for Marking Inspera-Delivered Exams

One of the options for marking Trinity 2021 exams (hosted in the University’s brand new e-exams system, Inspera) is to use WebLearn as a ‘document repository’ for the process of marking student scripts. The logic behind this is that, although … Continue reading

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An Improved Method of Linking Directly to a WebLearn Assignment

The latest release of WebLearn (version 11-ox15) has introduced a way of copying a link to the submission page of an individual assignment. This URL, which is meant to be used by students, will take one to the submission page for a … Continue reading

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Linking Directly to an Individual Assignment

It is possible to link directly to an individual assignment in WebLearn, however, this facility isn’t directly available in the user interface so I thought I’d present a relatively easy “recipe” on how to get hold of the link. Step … Continue reading

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JISC report: Everything you need to know about the new accessibility regulations

JISC in conjunction with Pinsent Masosns Solicitors have published an excellent overview of the impact of the new accessibility guidelines. It is a general guide but there are specific sections dedicated to VLEs and what the requirements are regarding legacy … Continue reading

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How to make an accessible PDF

I just came across this series of blog posts from our near neighbours the “University College of Estate Management” in Reading. I thought they may be of some use: Accessible PDFs – Creating a PDF (1/5) Accessible PDFs – Document … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin user groups for staff

Due to low attendance numbers, the termly face-to-face meetings of the WebLearn and Turnitin user groups will no longer be offered. A new VLE User Group (for staff WebLearn and Canvas users) is currently being planned and will meet face-to-face … Continue reading

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Office For Students report: “Beyond the bare minimum: Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?”

I just received an email from Policy Connect about a recently published report by the Office for Students who reviewed Disability Support in UK HEIs. Here’s what they said. The review has produced valuable evidence on the state of digital … Continue reading

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Exporting Web Links from WebLearn (Resources)

Web Links, which are items in Resources which, when clicked, redirect the user to a specific web page. In general, these are external web sites but could also be links to pages or documents stored in WebLearn. Web Links are … Continue reading

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Adobe Products and accessibility

Here’s a great resource from Adobe about creating accessible media. 

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Did you know that Sakai has a racing car?

As I’m sure most readers know, WebLearn is built upon the open source Sakai platform. One of the software’s founders, Dr Charles Severance has decided to initiate a guerrilla marketing campaign and have some fun, by buying a cheap old … Continue reading

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