WebLearn is the University’s virtual learning environment. It allows members of the University to create and store materials to support teaching and learning activities. It is easy to create and upload materials, easy to foster collaboration and easy to secure access.
Several WebLearn talks will take place at IT Services during Learn at Work week (19 to 25 May 2014). The WebLearn Fundamentals course is the place to start – this is a three-hour ‘getting started’ course for staff members to find out how easy it is to build a WebLearn site. Participants will receive a set of WebLearn postcards which fit together as a puzzle – see a video on how to solve the puzzle.
The lunch time session WebLearn Bytes: Assignments takes a look at the Assignments tool which enables lecturers or tutors to set up an assignment (essay) and have students submit their work electronically. Integration with the Turnitin plagiarism awareness software enables student work to be screened, with the Originality Report being returned in the WebLearn site.
The session Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students) takes a look at academic writing, referencing and citation skills and offers attendees a chance to submit some of their work to Turnitin and see the resulting Originality Report.
Course participants are eligible to attend Computer8 – a ‘drop-in’ surgery every Friday morning during term time. One-on-one consultation is available with WebLearn team members to help you build your WebLearn site.