Using WebLearn to aid student induction

Lettitia Derrington (Department for Continuing Education) received a project grant to develop a WebLearn feature that could be made available across the University to support the online induction of postgraduate students. http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2015/11/university-teaching-awards-2015/ Lettitia built an ‘Induction Lessons Tool’, made entirely with … Continue reading

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System Improvements: WebLearn v11-ox6

WebLearn was upgraded on 20th June 2017 to version 11-ox6. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption. Here is a list of some of the improvements: Single file upload limit is now 250MB (Resources, Assignments etc.) A link … 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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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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Adding ‘awesome’ icons to web page in WebLearn

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, most pages in WebLearn 11 use a new icon set: Font Awesome icons. You may well recognise these icons from other websites or phone ‘Apps’. Unlike the previous (‘Silk’) icons these are not images, they … Continue reading

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Learning Activities to Promote Student Collaboration

Guest post by Lucy Tallents & Jocelyne Hughes The SHOAL portal will go live in March, following a beta-testing phase in February (to participate in the trial, email shoal@maillist.ox.ac.uk).  As the release date approaches, we will blog about specific learning … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Good Web Design

We found a very interesting resource developed by usability guru Jakob Nielson which gives some points about good design. Here’s a condensed summary: People cannot use information they are unable to find: try to situate material in the most obvious place – try … Continue reading

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Pasting from MS Word into WebLearn

We often get complaints about ugly and poorly formatted text in WebLearn which appears as a result of cutting and pasting from Microsoft Word. (All advice in this blog also applies to MS Outlook as it uses the same text … Continue reading

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Writing for the Web video playlist

Many of you know that all Oxford University members have unlimited access to lynda.com, an on-line library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills.  To signup go to http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/lynda With more than 3,700 courses taught by … Continue reading

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