Podcast of Michael Korcuska’s Sakai 3 presentation now available

Michael Korcuska is the Executive Director of The Sakai Foundation. He visited the WebLearn team in OUCS earlier this month and gave an informal presentation about Sakai 3. Here is a recording of his talk. http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/oucs/sakai-07102009-medium-audio.mp3 Sakai 3 The Sakai … Continue reading

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SoftChalk announces Sakai integration

SoftChalk v5 will contain Sakai (WebLearn) integration. Let Ed Garay from University of Illinois at Chicago explain: SoftChalk is essentially an easy-to-use yet powerful authoring tool (Windows and Mac) for instructors to create simple, intermediate and even advanced (and interactive) … Continue reading

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How do I display Journal Alerts on a site?

Informaworld.com provides an RSS alerting service for a vast number of academic journals. Visit http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/browse~db=all~thing=title~by=title and locate the journal you want alerts for. Once you have found it, click on the [RSS] icon (Top right) and use the URL shown … Continue reading

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Back to basics: the web, academic values, and Sakai

There’s a great article about Sakai 3 by Sakai’s own Clay Fenlason in the latest ALT newsletter. (Remember Oxford is an institutional member so there’s no excuse not to make the most of ALT resources.) “The latest version of the … Continue reading

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Plagiarism Conference

This fourth biennial conference, hosted by plagiarismadvice.org, and sponsored by Ofqual draws together delegates from the international educational community. In 2008 250 delegates from schools, colleges, universities, awarding and regulatory bodies along with commercial organisations from around the world met … Continue reading

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Displaying a Twitter feed using the News tool?

The following are tips to provide as the feed URL: Search term: e.g. ‘sakai’. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=sakai Search term with a space: e.g. ‘web services’. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%22web+services%22 Search on a #hashtag: e.g. ‘#sakai’. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%23sakai Tweets from a specified user: e.g. lxsocon: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=from%3Alxsocon (Note: … Continue reading

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Displaying Twitter feeds in a WebLearn page

This page was updated on 20 October 2012 To display Tweets within an HTML page do the following. At the place where you want the Tweets to appear, switch to the Source view of the HTML page (using the button … Continue reading

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WebLearn success story

As one of the new WebLearn early adopters, the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) course has had a very successful year – winning two teaching awards: the OxTALENT Award and the Oxford University Teaching Award. Amanda Bulrs, the course … Continue reading

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WebLearn now has its very own QR Code

Has your phone got a QR Code reader? If so, point it at this image and see where you end up! QR Code stands for “Quick Response Code” and is a form of bar code optimised for quick decoding by. … Continue reading

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Are your attachments failing to open?

Attachments can be added to Announcements, Assignments and email messages. Some people have been confused as to why some site participants are unable to open such attachments so the WebLearn team has been investigating. In order for a user to … Continue reading

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