Collaborative authoring of materials

The 2017 version of the annual NMC Horizon Report was launched during the final session of this years ELI conference. One of the key themes is “Collaborative Learning Approaches” (see Page 5 of NMC Horizon Report Preview, 2017 Higher Education … 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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Wrapping up the WISE project

The WISE project formally ended on 30th November. In this post we reflect on the extent to which we have achieved our goal of effecting a step-change in our service to the staff and students who rely on WebLearn in … Continue reading

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Now Open! Call for Proposals for the Sakai Virtual Conference 2015

Here’s an announcement about this year’s Sakai Virtual Conference which is to be held in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 4th November. (Sakai is of course the software upon which WebLearn is based.)  It would be fabulous if Oxford … 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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Improved Student Feedback Within WebLearn

After the successful trial in Michaelmas Term, the 2015 IT Innovation Seed Fund challenges are now live. The termly call for Staff focuses on student feedback which is of particular interest to the WebLearn community. (There is also an ‘Open’ … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: 2015 Teaching with Sakai (aka WebLearn) Innovation Award

Announcement from the TWISA Committee The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. We look … Continue reading

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How to display WebLearn within a Power Point slide

People often like to browse WebLearn from within a PowerPoint presentation. Generally this is done by adding a hyperlink or maybe by just breaking out of the presentation and switching to a web browser, however, it is actually really easy … Continue reading

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WebLearn video

If you’ve seen the set of 6 WebLearn postcards and don’t know how to fit them together then fear not, we have made a video to show how it is done. (If the video doesn’t display then visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig1_1vhcheg ) … Continue reading

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Five great free screen capture tools

Thanks to Fawei Geng for this post. Screen capture software can be used to: deliver online lectures that include annotations create demo videos for any computer programs record a video explaining a technical solution  to a problem frequently asked by … Continue reading

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