WebLearn and Turnitin courses: places still available

It  is the second half of Trinity term.  If you still have not managed to attend WebLearn and/or Turniitin courses,  book a place now to avoid disappointment. Places are limited and bookings are required.  All courses are free of charge.  … Continue reading

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Online submission of summative assessments in WebLearn

This post was written by Nicola Cooper-Harvey and appeared in the AAD news alert on 15 May 2017 Any colleagues wishing to move to online submission of summative assessments must take note of the following: the relevant Examination Regulations must … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today (18/5/17) is the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.”  (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/.)” To celebrate this, Matt Clare … Continue reading

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System Improvements: WebLearn v11-ox5

WebLearn was upgraded on 27th April 2017 to version 11-ox5. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption. Here is a list of some of the major improvements: Peer-to-peer Chat It is now possible to instigate a one to … Continue reading

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Best practice in designing WebLearn sites and pages

The WISE project One of the outputs of the recent WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project is a WebLearn site offering advice and guidance on various aspects to consider in building WebLearn sites and pages. The WebLearn Best Practice site … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin Courses Trinity Term 2017

IT Services offers a variety of taught courses to support the use of WebLearn and the plagiarism awareness software Turnitin. Course books for the formal courses (3-hour sessions) can be downloaded for self study. Places are limited and bookings are … Continue reading

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Activity Browser: We have lift-off!

We are excited to announce that the SHOAL project’s Activity Browser has been launched!  You can find Activity Browser here: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/activity-browser.   You can also access it from the left-hand menu of WebLearn’s Gateway home page, or from the Support page … Continue reading

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Using LaTeX in WebLearn

Mathematical (LaTeX) Notation is a special mark-up language designed to present mathematical notation in electronic documents. The upgrade to WebLearn 11 now means that LaTeX can be used to format equations as mathematical notation on most pages. Once LaTeX has been … Continue reading

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Problems with Turnitin this morning (Monday 27 March)

Turnitin was erroneously returning error messages (“invalid file type”) this morning (27/3/2017) between 9am & 11am. This will have caused problems for submissions made through WebLearn’s assignment tool. WebLearn respects error messages from Turnitin so would not try to resubmit … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin User Group Meetings Hilary Term 2017

WebLearn User Group Meeting 21 March 2017, 14:00 Tuesday 21 March 2017, 14:00 – 16:00, followed by tea and cakes IT Services, 13 Banbury Road The meeting will feature two reports on the completed WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project, … Continue reading

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