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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Introducing Replay – Lecture Capture

Educational Media Services is running a pilot project, called Replay, using Panopto lecture capture software to record lectures as a revision aid for Oxford students. Panopto is easy to use and unobtrusive. It captures audio and slides, automatically synchronises them, … Continue reading

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Creating (WebLearn) content using Xerte: Webinar 8 April @ 17:00

Xerte is an (ALT-C) award winning suite of browser-based tools developed by Nottingham University that allow anyone with a web browser to create interactive and accessible learning materials quickly and easily. Xerte is a new project to Apereo, currently working … Continue reading

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Proposal: deliver all user created web pages in ‘standards mode’

In our Easter upgrade, we propose to change the default behaviour of WebLearn and deliver all HTML pages which have been authored within WebLearn and are stored in Resources in ‘standards mode’ rather than ‘quirks mode’ as they currently are. … Continue reading

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