WebLearn and Turnitin user groups for staff

Due to low attendance numbers, the termly face-to-face meetings of the WebLearn and Turnitin user groups will no longer be offered. A new VLE User Group (for staff WebLearn and Canvas users) is currently being planned and will meet face-to-face … Continue reading

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Office For Students report: “Beyond the bare minimum: Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?”

I just received an email from Policy Connect about a recently published report by the Office for Students who reviewed Disability Support in UK HEIs. Here’s what they said. The review has produced valuable evidence on the state of digital … Continue reading

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Exporting Web Links from WebLearn (Resources)

Web Links, which are items in Resources which, when clicked, redirect the user to a specific web page. In general, these are external web sites but could also be links to pages or documents stored in WebLearn. Web Links are … Continue reading

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Did you know that Sakai has a racing car?

As I’m sure most readers know, WebLearn is built upon the open source Sakai platform. One of the software’s founders, Dr Charles Severance has decided to initiate a guerrilla marketing campaign and have some fun, by buying a cheap old … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin courses: Trinity term 2019

IT Services offers a variety of taught courses to support the use of WebLearn and the plagiarism awareness software Turnitin. Course books for the WebLearn Fundamentals course (3 hours) can be downloaded for self study. Places are limited and bookings … Continue reading

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WebLearn User Group: Tues 12 March 14:00-16:00

Please join us at the next meeting of the WebLearn User Group: Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm, followed by refreshments Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd Come and meet with fellow WebLearn users and members … Continue reading

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Copyright and Audio-Visual Material

I thought this copyright guidance from LearningOnScreen (The British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council) may be of interest to some.

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Free Accessibility Tool

  I thought I’d pass along the following message from JISC. It is important to ensure that the visual content of your website and learning resources has alternative text for those who either cannot see the visual content or struggle … Continue reading

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WebLearn and Turnitin Courses and User Group meetings: Hilary Term 2019

IT Services offers a variety of taught courses to support the use of WebLearn and the plagiarism awareness software Turnitin. Course books for the WebLearn Fundamentals course (3 hours) can be downloaded for self study. Places are limited and bookings … Continue reading

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Free interactive webinar series on Web Accessibility

IT Services is offering a number of free webinars about different aspects of web accessibility so I thought it may be useful to forward the details. You may also be interested in a previous blog post about WebLearn and Accessibility. … Continue reading

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