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E-Learning Newsletter – March 2017

3 April 2017 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Manoj Singh

QMplus April 2017 ReleaseQMplusLogo

On Tuesday, 4th April 2017, between 7-9am, we will be making some updates to QMplus in order to make improvements to its functionality. Read more about these changes here.  QMplus annual upgrade will take place between 10-12 July 2017, more information here.

Lots of coinsFunding available for small scale e-learning projects

Do you have an idea for something you’d like to do with technology in your teaching but you don’t have the time or resources to pursue it? The E-Learning Unit is looking for mini-project proposals as part of the E-learning Production Scheme. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 April. Read more.

Case Study: Enhance engagement using QMplus HubLaura

This month we share a video case study of Laura Harrison from CAPD  who talks about her
experience using QMplus Hub to engage and inform the department about Green Mary, the QMUL initiative to help us look after the environment. Read more.

Q-Review Upgrade – Summer 2017

Q-review will be upgraded this summer to a new ‘Assisted Learning Platform’, allowing us to benefitq-review from a number of improvements to the lecture capture system, such as:

  • Users will be able to move between courses’ recordings without navigating off the page/using a separate system.
  • An integrated classroom view, with engagement tools available to presenters/students
  • Improvements to the discussion tools, such as note taking
  • Greater reporting ability

Read more

 

Featured Tool:  Turnitin – Responding to a Paper View Requestturnitin image

Turnitin allows an instructor from another university or institution to make a paper view request, where an email, including a brief recap of the assignment in question (title, submission date, and class title) as it was originally submitted is sent.  Please read this guide carefully that explains what you should do when such requests come through. This guide also contains a link to the QMUL’s Turnitin Policy.

Staff development opportunities during April

Book a Learning Technologist

Our Book a Learning Technologist service allows you to schedule a one hour meeting with a member of the E-Learning Unit for a discussion of any aspect of using technology in teaching. You can book a slot through our Book a Learning Technologist area on QMplus. If you find that none of the available slots suit you, please get in touch on elearning@qmul.ac.uk.

Drop-ins

Drop-in to the E-Learning Studio between 1–2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat to a member of the E-Learning Unit about any issues you are having. Ideal for small problems that can be cleared up quickly face to face.

Workshops

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Log on to our online booking system to book yourself a place on any of E-E-Learning workshops.

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