Tag: LDC

Moodle 2: Improved File Manager

Following on from my last post on file repositories file manager is much improved in the new Moodle. You can: Quickly add one or multiple files to your module using Drag and Drop Organise your content using a folder structure Add files to your module from your personal repositories and Link to a master file

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Moodle 2: Moodle is mobile for staff and students

For those of us who used to dread surfing moodle on our mobiles fear not. Moodle 2 follows a more forward thinking design model known as ‘responsive design’. In putting this model forward, Information Services (IS) and our ed. tech teams wanted to ensure that staff and students would be provided with an interface that

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Moodle 2: The old and the new.

From tomorrow (2nd July) all log ins to Moodle will be accessible via the brand new Moodle 2. As discussed in my earlier postings, the new version has many improvements and useful new features. New to Moodle 2                                                                                                                                                                                                      New look and feel making it consistent Easier to use on a tablet, smartphone or other

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Moodle 2: engaging students in collaborative activities

Are you interested in doing more group work with your students? Or do you already conduct group work with your students in their taught hours but struggle to understand how to encourage them to continue whilst off campus? Context A number of reasons exist that provide reasons for educators to focus on the development of

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An Innovative Student Centred Learning Space at “The Design Factory” Aalto University Helsinki

    In a recent research visit to The Aalto University of Helsinki’s Design Factory my aim was to research and explore innovative learning space ideas that could be incorporated in to the vision for the new multi million pound building project at City University.  Here I am posting about one particular learning space that

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Moodle 2: Mind the Gap

Moodle 2 has introduced another facet to the quiz questions which we think you’ll approve. The Select missing words question type is very similar to the Drag and drop words into text question type. It is useful for questions where the on-screen space is insufficient to provide space for both the question and the drag

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Technology in physical learning environments #ldc2013

I was asked to run* a session for Learning@City 2013 Conference about the project I have been doing as part of my Learning Development Associate secondment. The project’s focus is the use and impact of technology in physical learning environments at City. Fig. 1 A tree made from paper aeroplanes, particpant views and Wordle As

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Moodle 2: Creating visual quizzes

Have you ever thought about bringing a visual alive to really engage your students? So before you might have posted an image of a skeleton like the one you see on the left and let the students memorise the various parts. Moodle 2 will now enable you to create a visual quiz using an image

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Moodle 2: New My Moodle page

New Favourites and Module Updates The new My Moodle homepage provides access to the modules on which you are enrolled, as well as functionality and links relevant to your study. To access a module, click on the relevant module from the modules list on the left of the page – you may need to scroll down

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Look who’s talking now!

The LDC are hosting the third annual research symposium which sees over 20 doctoral students from a range of subjects and disciplines presenting their research to staff and students.Its an event not to be missed! To find out more about the types of disciplines that will be presenting their research, see the graph below. The

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