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E-Learning Newsletter March 2015

31 March 2015 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Manoj Singh

Dear colleague,

We hope you enjoy this month’s articles. 

QMplus Media coming soon!

Our media server, QMplus Media, will be available to all QMUL users on 14th April 2015. This exciting new service provides staff with lots of easy ways to make use of video in their teaching. Have a look at our Getting started with QMplus media page to learn more about what you can do with it.  We are also running some starter courses in the coming months. Please book your place now by going to and searching for ‘Getting started with video in teaching with QMplus Media’.

QMplus Update

On Tuesday 14th April, between 7am-9am, there will be an update released to QMplus. During this update we plan to release a host of new features and system configuration changes based on QMplus phase 3 development work. Visit the update page for more information.

New Feature: SITS Marks Transfer

Grades held in QMplus are not official but are more readily available for students. Currently, teaching staff who entered grades into QMplus then had to duplicate this process to enter grades again into SITS. From 14th April administrative staff can download the marks entered in QMplus as a SITS-ready file, which can then be uploaded into SITS. See our guide on the SITS marks transfer process to learn more about how to do this.

Featured Tool: Using the sub-page resource 

Have the topics in your QMplus course area become long lists of resources and activities? A sub-page is a little like a mini version of your QMplus course home page. You can add activities and resources to a sub-page, in a similar way as you do to the topics on your main page. You can also divide the sub-page into sections, just as you divide your main page into topics. This allows you to group together related resources and activities, keeping your main page clutter free. Read our sub-page article to learn more about the sub-page and why you might find it useful.

Case study: From Virtual to Real – 3D printing in SEMS

3D printing has the potential as an e-learning tool to bring together the virtual design into a physical design which you can touch and feel. It can also be an empowering learning tool for students as it allows them to take their ideas and designs from the screen to reality and back again to improve on. Read about how 3D printing is being used in the School of Engineering and Material Science.

Our latest tips                   

We continue to publish an e-learning tip every week, over the past month these have covered displaying your office hours in QMplus, finding out which parts of your lectures students are viewing the most and how to use Turnitin to provide feedback to students. Visit the tips home page to see all of our e-learning tips.

What is everyone asking support?

Read our post on frequently asked support questions to find out about the most comment e-learning queries and their solutions.

Image credit Yesterday’s news by Mick Baker on Flickr

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