Surveys tool – Byte-sized session

These questions were raised at the WebLearn Bytes: Surveys lunch time session on 29 October 2013: Q: I know I can tick a box to allow respondents to change their answers (on the Survey settings page). How does this work in … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin Report: Apr 2013 – Oct 2013

WebLearn and Turnitin:  Apr 2013 – Oct 2013 The big news in this period has been the changes in behaviour of Firefox and Chrome in how they handle pages containing ‘mixed content’. Web browsers classify content as either ‘secure’ (the … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Plagiarism Awareness Courses Michaelmas Term 2013

A variety of taught courses are offered by IT Services to support the use of WebLearn and the plagiarism awareness software Turnitin. Course books for the formal courses (3-hour sessions) can be downloaded for self study. Places are limited and … Continue reading

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How to compress large video files without losing quality using Handbrake

Large video files are slow to upload and download.  One of the most popular tools that can significantly shrink the file size without losing quality is Handbrake.  It is popular due to three reasons: It can convert video from nearly … Continue reading

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Missed the last WebLearn User Group meeting? Recordings (audio and slides) available online

The presentations from the last meeting ( 2nd October) are available in the User Group site- (Log into the site and click “WLUG Presentations” from the course menu on the left).    A big thank you to all the presenters. … Continue reading

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How to display public tweets in a WebLearn page

If you used Twitter’s feed to display public tweets in WebLearn, you may notice that it has stopped working.  This is not caused by WebLearn but by a change in Twitter which no longer supports RSS feeds. This blog post … 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: ) … Continue reading

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Mobile Oxford vs. AppGrad WebLearn ‘App’ – one clear winner!

Mobile Oxford provides the only fully supported WebLearn mobile application. This provides easy-access to a handful of the most popular areas of WebLearn, it also restricts the ability to remove material which is invaluable should the mobile device be lost … Continue reading

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User Voice to suggest WebLearn system improvements

A new feature of the Welcome page is the ability for staff and students to submit a suggestion for WebLearn system improvements (under ‘Contact and feedback’). To use this feature, go to the WebLearn Welcome page and click on … Continue reading

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New WebLearn Welcome page goes live

Go to to view the new WebLearn Welcome page. The WebLearn team has responded to recommendations from last year’s WebLearn Student Experience Project and incorporated features that students asked for. These include a clear section on ‘Getting started’; separation … Continue reading

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