Proposal: Prevent the removal of ‘read’ access from Resources

In our Easter upgrade, we propose to put measures in place to stop site managers from removing the ‘Read resources’ permission within the Resources Tool. The reason for this is that over the last couple of years we have had … Continue reading

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WebLearn 2.8-ox7.1 Released: Many Fixes for Firefox 23 Blocked Content Included

WebLearn was upgraded on 12th September 2013 to version 2.8-ox7.1. This was an emergency release which added functionality to WebLearn so that it rewrites pages in order to display content and links that would otherwise be blocked by Firefox 23 … Continue reading

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Google Scholar removes ‘Import into WebLearn’ functionality

We knew it was going to happen, but we didn’t know when! As hinted at in a previous blog post about Google Scholar, Google have finally removed the ‘Import into WebLearn’ link from their scholarly search results page. This facility … Continue reading

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Does your Resources tool display the wrong file types?

Sometimes one sees the wrong icon next to a file in the Resources tool, this may also have the side effect of forcing the download of a file rather than opening it in the browser. This can be quite annoying. … Continue reading

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Byte-sized Resources tool

Hints and tips that emerged from the WebLearn Bytes – Resources session on 5 November 2012: Top-level permissions ‘cascade down’ to all folders and files in Resources (set ‘top-level’ permissions using the blue link at the top of the Resources … Continue reading

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Personalising Weblearn (Sakai) – The BMS Portal page

Article written by Jon Mason This year (2011-12), a new course, Biomedical Sciences, started within the Medical Sciences Division. This course combines  teaching specific to the course with teaching shared with other courses. In response to this, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Upload Problems with Safari on a Mac

We have applied a patch which we think addresses this problem We think recent versions of Safari (and probably Chrome) on a Mac have a bug that is preventing files from being uploaded. This is affecting the Assignments tool (and … Continue reading

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Xerte content authoring tool

The University of Nottingham’s Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. Pat Lockley, worked in the Xerte team (who won the 2009 ALT Learning Technologists Team of … Continue reading

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