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E-Learning Newsletter – May 2019

31 May 2019 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Technology Enhanced Learning Team

Reimagining your QMplus course (E-Learning Annual Event)

This year’s E-Learning annual event will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of July (14:00-16:00) in SCAPE 0.14. We invite you to celebrate the end of the academic year and to share ideas to help you (re)design your course areas. Featuring concepts from the wider E-Learning community, we will assist you in developing your course areas in order to make them more engaging and accessible to learners. In addition to giving you a sneak preview of the new features of QMplus we will have mini-activities on:

  • QMplus Baselines
  • (Re)Design your modules
  • QMplus and Accessibility

We welcome everyone who might be interested in attending in this time of reflection and recharging between periods of teaching, both academic and professional staff, over a drink or a nibble. To find more details about the event and register your attendance, follow this link.


MoodleMoot UK and Ireland 2019

Moodle, the software which is behind QMplus is constantly being developed and used in new, exciting ways and the MoodleMoot Conference never disappoints in providing a great opportunity to learn more about what may be coming in the near future, as well as to network with other institutions to find out how they are tackling common issues. In this article, we focus on 2 main features of the conference, those of the Moodle Educator Certification Program (MEC) and Accessibility. Read more here.


How are students using the recordings of your lectures?

Are your lectures recorded? Have you ever wondered how students make use of the recordings? Why not use the analytics in Q-Review to find out? Echo360 have brought back the much requested ‘heatmap’ tool and analytics overview, to supplement the full analytics available to instructors.


E-Learning Hour – Easy ways to create interactive content on QMplus

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Join us for our E-Learning Hour between 1 and 2pm on Tuesday 4th June to hear more about how you can easily create interactive content on QMplus. Hidden under the “Interactive Content” activity on QMplus is a range of tools to help you create things like:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Interactive videos
  • Multimedia timelines
  • Image hotspots
  • …and many more!

We’ll demonstrate just a few of the things you can do and hopefully inspire you to try making use of the tools yourself. You can attend the event in person by coming along to the Milton lecture theatre in the Garrod Building on the Whitechapel campus or you can join in online through QMplus.

Full details, including how to join in online, are available on the E-Learning Hour event page on the E-Learning Unit website.


ALT newsletter

Early Bird Registration is now open for the – ALT (The Association for Learning Technology) Annual Conference 2019 – Data, Dialog, Doing, 3–5 September 2019, Edinburgh. The Conference 2019 seeks to confront and challenge established assumptions, approaches and accepted truths in relation to key dimensions of digital education. More information about the conference and registration fees is available on the ALT Annual Conference 2019 website.


Staff development opportunities in June


  • Monday 17th June, 14.00-16.00 – Getting Started with QMplus – a hands-on session aimed at staff who are new to our online learning environment, or those who would like a refresher.

This session will run in the E-Learning Studio, room 0.09 in the Scape Building on the Mile End Campus. Please see our online booking system for more information and to book yourself a place.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm in the E-Learning Studio on the Mile End campus for any member of staff who needs help with the use of technology in their teaching. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and a member of the team will be available to help.

Please note that due to a staff event there will be no drop-in session on Thursday 6th June.

The E-Learning Unit at Charterhouse Square – If you are based on, or near, the Charterhouse Square campus, a member of the E-Learning Unit will be available from 9.00-14.30 on Wednesday 12th June. Drop-in to the Wolfson Library to chat about any e-learning issues you might have.


What are people asking the Helpdesk?

Top queries in May were related to QMplus Rollover and new features of QMplus Media. Read some more in our common support questions article.

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