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 bookings are required. Click on the links provided to book a place, or for further information. Bookings open 30 days in advance, but you can express an interest in a course and receive a reminder to book when booking opens.

WebLearn courses

WebLearn: Fundamentals Mon 14 Oct 9:15 – 12:15


Thurs 7 Nov 2:00 – 5:00


Thurs 12 Dec 9:15 – 12:15
WebLearn: Design and content (formerly called ‘Making your site work’) Thurs 14 Nov 9:15 – 12:15
WebLearn: Tools to support teaching and learning Thurs 21 Nov 2:00 – 5:00

Plagiarism awareness courses (Turnitin)

Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin Mon 4 Nov 12:30 – 13:30
Plagiarism: Turnitin Fundamentals Thurs 17 Oct 9:15 – 12:15
Plagiarism: Interpreting Originality Reports using Turnitin Mon 18 Nov 12:30 – 13:30
Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students) Thurs 31 Oct 9:15 – 12:15
Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students) – SIAS Tues 15 Oct 2:00 – 5:00

Byte-sized lunch time sessions

These focus on particular tools with plenty of time for questions and discussion

WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources Tues 22 Oct 12:30 – 13:30
WebLearn Bytes: Surveys Tues 29 Oct 12:30 – 13:30
WebLearn Bytes: Assignments Tues 12 Nov 12:30 – 13:30
WebLearn Bytes: Tests and Quizzes Tues 26 Nov 12:30 – 13:30

User Group meetings

WebLearn User Group Wed 2 Oct 2:00 – 4:00
Turnitin User Group Fri 11 Oct 2:00 – 4:00

Express an interest!

The following courses can be arranged if there is sufficient demand for them. Visit the link to express your interest in a particular course:

Multimedia: Tools for creating interactive online resources This one-hour session gives an overview of three free, open-source, e-learning authoring tools: eXe, Xerte and GLO Maker. It will emphasize the strengths of each tool and suggest where each might be applicable. A short demonstration of an aspect of each tool will be given.
WebLearn: Using Mobile Oxford This one-hour course demonstrates the award-winning Mobile Oxford platform (m.Ox) and a selection of WebLearn tools that can be accessed via a mobile device. Participants will have the opportunity to use their mobile devices to try out various WebLearn tools via the mobile platform.
WebLearn: Surveys(3-hour course) WebLearn Surveys (beta) can be used to design and manage electronic questionnaires to be delivered online. Surveys can be created for general data gathering purposes, or for course, lecturer or tutor evaluation. They can be delivered to WebLearn site members, ad-hoc groups or the general public.
WebLearn: Assessment and feedback There are several ways to assess student work in WebLearn. This course looks at the e-assessment options available to lecturers and tutors: how to configure the tools, use them to mark student’s work and deliver feedback.
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