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E-Learning Newsletter – February 2020

5 February 2020 Posted in: News Tagged: , By: Richard Chantler

Need inspiration for your QMplus course area?

As you can imagine or maybe aware of, there’s a million ways to structure your learning content in QMplus and there’s essential information which needs to be made available too (listed in our Baseline Standards). To get some aspiration on how to make your QMplus area accessible and aesthetically pleasing, take a look at our exemplar QMplus course area.

 

UCISA – Media in Learning Conference

Our very own Clare Driver won a UCISA bursary to attend the Media in Learning conference which took place in Leuven, Belgium. The conference’s theme was ‘Video in H.E.’ with a broad range of technologies being covered. Clare shares her experience of the event in this article, here.

 

New! – Bulk Activity Creation feature

You asked for it, we’ve provided it…  …The ‘Bulk Activity Creation’ feature allows your Schools’ e-learning Super Admins the ability to add activities to multiple courses at once. Meaning configuring only 1 time and then populating it to all courses at the same time, before the name and dates, etc, are to be changed. Take a look at the guide here to find out more!

 

QMplus April Release

The QMplus April release will take place on Tuesday the 21st of April, between 7-9am. This release will include improvements to existing features, new extensions and some routine maintenance. Please take a look at the webpage to see what’s included.

 

Assessment Info Block/Tab for April Release

The internally developed Assessment Info block, which can now be displayed as a tab, is replacing the old Assessment Info tab (which was developed by a 3rd party) as part of the Summer Upgrade. As an interim measure in the April release, it will no longer be possible to create the old tab in a course for first time use. Anyone who requires an Assessment Info tab should follow the steps in this new guide. Over the next few weeks we will be notifying all school based learning technologists (or equivalent) of courses that are still using the old tab. Staff then have the option to manually convert their original tab to the Assessment Info block or wait for the Summer Upgrade when the old version of the tab will be automatically converted to the new one. If you have any questions, please email elearning@qmul.ac.uk.

 

Staff development opportunities in February

Workshops

  • Tuesday, 17th of March, 14:30-16:00 – Q-Review & QMplus Media – Analytics, Engagement Tools & Embedded Activities.
  • Wednesday, 18th of March, 10:30-12:30  – Getting Started with QMplus – a practical 2 hour session aimed at those new to our online learning environment or anyone who’d like a refresher. (only 2 places left)

Spaces on our workshops are limited, go to our course booking system to book yourself a place. Workshops take place in the E-Learning Studio, room 0.09 of the Scape East building.

Drop-in Sessions and Book a Learning Technologist

Drop-in sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 pm 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.

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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