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E-Learning Newsletter – February 2018

2 March 2018 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Technology Enhanced Learning Team

PC Based Exam Solution

If you run an online exam (particularly in summative contexts) at QMUL and find it difficult then we have some news for you. The E-Learning Unit (ELU) is initiating a project to introduce an institution-wide solution to conduct PC-based high-stakes exams. This solution would provide a secure environment to run campus-based, invigilated exams carried out primarily on QMUL-owned PCs in IT labs. We will appreciate your feedback and involvement at every stage of this project if your school/department is involved in conducting PC Based exams. Please send an email to to get in touch with us.

Case Study: online social environment for language students

Many students across QMUL complete a compulsory Year Abroad (YA) as part of their degree. It is one of the most interesting parts of a student’s degree. The new SLLF ‘Year Abroad’ Community on QMPlus Hub provides the space needed for a ‘Year Abroad Conversation’ between students in first to final years across the School, and also between students and staff. Connecting students in different years provide them with important information, insight and know-how, enabling them to make informed decisions and to make the most of their YA experience. Read more.

BVE Expo 2018

Clare Driver, our new video & multimedia technologist and Richard Chantler, attended the BVE Expo at the Excel Exhibition Centre to explore what new video technologies are now available. They visited various stalls to explore possible options for the recording booths and Q-Review lecture capture, in addition to flexible recording solutions for our staff. Read more.

QMplus April Update

On Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, between 7am-9am, we will be making some updates to QMplus. There are some new features coming with this update such as:

  • Role based messaging by category .
  • Assignment widget extension
  • Beta version of Moodle mobile app

And fixing some outstanding issues.  Read more about these changes here.

What are our users asking via The Helpdesk?

We’ve picked out a few of the most frequently asked questions for February, updated our guidance material and have a couple of tips for you. Click here to read up on publishing last year’s Q-Review recordings to this year’s sections.

  • student note taking against recordings,
  • the QMUL Model
  • SITS Mark Transfer

Staff development opportunities in March


In March we are running the following workshops:

Please see our online booking system for more information about the sessions we run and to book yourself a place.


Drop-ins and Book a Learning Technologist

Our staff drop-in sessions continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm on the Mile End campus for any member of staff who needs help with their use of technology in their teaching.

If you’d like to discuss something in more detail, appointments are available through our Book a Learning Technologist service. Book a one hour appointment with a member of the team to discuss your use of technology in more detail.

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