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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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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Improvements in WebLearn v11-ox9 released on 23 Jan 2018

A new version of WebLearn (version 11-ox9) was released on Tuesday 23 January 2018. There have been a number of improvements especially in the area of anonymous essay submissions. Here is a breakdown of the enhancements. Anonymous Submissions / Assignments A warning … Continue reading

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“The Only Way Is Up” – the increasing use of WebLearn over the last few years

I was just preparing the monthly report for the WebLearn service and thought it may be interesting to look at the long term trend in WebLearn usage. WebLearn has been using Google Analytics since January 2015 so I plotted a … Continue reading

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ATLAS (Teaching and Learning Awards) 2018 is now OPEN

NB Please get in touch with the WebLearn team if you are interested in entering. We will be very happy to help you with your entry. Oxford has supplied winners in the past.  Posed on behalf of the ATLAS Committee … Continue reading

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Write your own tools and utilities using WebLearn’s Entity Broker REST interface

Entity Broker is a REST web service interface to Sakai. It is self-documenting, see https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/direct/describe, but as you will see, some of the documentation is somewhat lacking. I stumbled across a blog post that Damion Young’s made about WebLearn (Sakai’s) Entity … Continue reading

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Using WebLearn to aid student induction

Lettitia Derrington (Department for Continuing Education) received a project grant to develop a WebLearn feature that could be made available across the University to support the online induction of postgraduate students. http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2015/11/university-teaching-awards-2015/ Lettitia built an ‘Induction Lessons Tool’, made entirely with … Continue reading

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New Features in WebLearn 11-ox7

A new version of WebLearn (version 11-ox7) was released on Tuesday 3 October 2017. The main ‘headline’ is that authentication has now switched to Shibboleth in anticipation of the removal of the WebAUTH service. Other improvements have been made to Reading … Continue reading

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System Improvements: WebLearn v11-ox6

WebLearn was upgraded on 20th June 2017 to version 11-ox6. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption. Here is a list of some of the improvements: Single file upload limit is now 250MB (Resources, Assignments etc.) A link … Continue reading

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