Accessibility and WebLearn

The University’s Disability Advisory Service brought to my attention that Policy Connect, (who describe themselves as “a cross-party think tank improving people’s lives by influencing policy”,) have recently published a report on Accessible VLEs (Twit: #AccessibleVLEs). Apparently there has been lots of interest in the findings … Continue reading

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Turnitin Maintenance: Sept 22 4pm – 12:30am (Sept 23)

A message from Turnitin. To clarify, during the maintenance period (Sept 22 4pm – 12:30am (Sept 23)) it will not be possible to create or submit assignments via the Turnitin website it will not be possible to create a new … Continue reading

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Improvements to WebLearn in version 11-ox12

WebLearn was upgraded to version 11-ox12 at the end of August: this was a small release. Improvements Lessons, the correct list of content providers is now listed on the More Tools > External Tool Import’ page – this is the … Continue reading

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Free Apereo OAE service to close

We recently received this from the people at *Research about the *Unity platform. (*Unity is another name for the Apereo Open Academic Environment) Dear Colleague *Unity will close down on 10 September 2018. After that you won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Replay (Lecture Capture Service) Downtime plus Mandatory Upgrade

From Steve Pierce (Replay Service Delivery Manager) Dear Replay community, Mandatory client upgrade to 5.6 or above – July 21 Downtime – July 24 18:00 – 21:00 Downtime – July 28 23:00 – July 29 02:00 Downtime – August 11 … Continue reading

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Testing IMS LTI Support

SaLTIre is a very useful “tool” for testing IMS LTI support. The site provides a test Tool Provider and Tool Consumer which is great for quick checks of LTI support. The website was originally developed as part of a JISC project.

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Add Interactive Video Content to WebLearn

Those wonderful people at H5P have made some improvements to their interactive video content type. (This allows one to embed a You Tube video in an HTML page or Lessons pages and overlay quizzes, pop-up text or other types of … Continue reading

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WebLearn Usage Over The Last 6 Years

I thought it would be useful to present some of the WebLearn usage figures that we used to supply for the annual report. Many apologies for the missing unique visitors data. 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Unique visitors 12,385 … Continue reading

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WebLearn Upgraded to Version 11-ox11

WebLearn was upgraded on 19th June 2018 to version 11-ox11. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption. The main focus for this release was ‘behind-the-scenes’ improvements required as part of the move to Canvas, however, there are some … Continue reading

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Liven up your WebLearn pages!

It is a little known fact that WebLearn now contains Twitter’s Bootstrap library. Bootstrap is world’s most popular front-end component library and can be used to make amazing-looking and fully responsive dynamic web pages. Bootstrap allows you to easily add the following … Continue reading

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