Creating (WebLearn) content using Xerte: Webinar 8 April @ 17:00

Xerte is an (ALT-C) award winning suite of browser-based tools developed by Nottingham University that allow anyone with a web browser to create interactive and accessible learning materials quickly and easily. Xerte is a new project to Apereo, currently working … Continue reading

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Changes to the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Licence

The University’s information and advice on complying with the CLA Licence and relevant University procedures has been substantially revised and is now available at the copyright licencing pages of the Academic Services and University Collections website. The pages include guidance … 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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WebLearn 2.8-ox7.1 Released: Many Fixes for Firefox 23 Blocked Content Included

WebLearn was upgraded on 12th September 2013 to version 2.8-ox7.1. This was an emergency release which added functionality to WebLearn so that it rewrites pages in order to display content and links that would otherwise be blocked by Firefox 23 … Continue reading

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Five great free screen capture tools

Thanks to Fawei Geng for this post. Screen capture software can be used to: deliver online lectures that include annotations create demo videos for any computer programs record a video explaining a technical solution  to a problem frequently asked by … Continue reading

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Finding images for use in WebLearn

Most of the images that can be found on the web will have some sort of copyright attached to them. If you want to use an image on the web, in a Power Point presentation or in WebLearn then you must … Continue reading

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Seminar: using digital media to support research and teaching

Stuart Lee is giving a talk for the Digital Media User Grounp on Friday 13th (2pm Isis, OUCS) on his experience in using digital media to support his research and teaching. Details below and book here: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/DMUG Using his personal … Continue reading

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Displaying RSS (& Twitter) feeds on HTML pages in WebLearn

WebLearn has a built-in tool, News, for displaying RSS feeds; it is even possible to display feeds from Oxford Podcasts – these will feature an in-page media player for audio and audio-visual podcast display. Sometimes it is desirable to insert … Continue reading

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WebLearn now has a Short URL facility

We have had many complaints about the length of URLs for items stored within Resources. A common problem is that the URLs get split when included in email messages. The URL of a site (or tool within a site) can … Continue reading

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Using Templates to Create New Sites

Post by Fawei Geng & Adam Marshall The recent upgrade to WebLearn version 2.8 has seen the introduction of a number of site templates. These templates can be used when creating a site from scratch and will impose structure and … Continue reading

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