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TELT Newsletter November-December 2023

30 November 2023 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Rume Begum

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Festive Greetings

The TEL team wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, a relaxing festive period and a fantastic 2024 to come.



QMplus Hub upgrade

QMplus Hub will be upgraded on Tuesday 19th December 2023 to version 22.10.0. Existing users will notice some changes to the look and use of certain features, but the upgrade will not change the content of your existing portfolios. We will provide you with further information nearer to the upgrade.

TELT Advent Calendar

In the spirit of reflection and festive celebration, the Technology Enhanced Learning Team share our advent calendar. Check out some of the memorable moments and content from 2023, including photos and video from the Community of Practice live event and September Welcome Week.


January Welcome Week 2024

As the close of 2023 draws near, it is time for us to commence preparations for the January Welcome Week 2024. During Welcome Week, the Technology Enhanced Learning Team will be providing a limited number of induction sessions. Find out more.


Using Mentimeter with PowerPoint

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked about Mentimeter is ‘does it work with PowerPoint’? In fact, Mentimeter has a number of useful add-ins, including PowerPoint, and the following guide will show you how to get the best out it.

Please note that to request the PowerPoint add-in you must contact the IT service desk for them to add it to your profile.


We are hiring a Learning Technology Officer

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Technology Officer. The post is full time and permanent and the starting salary will be in the range of £38,165 – £44,722 per annum (Grade 4).

Closing date for applications is currently: 13 December 2023.

More information available on our website.

Let’s Meet… Polly Todorova

This month we’re getting to know Polly Todorova from the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS). Polly shares her journey to Queen Mary, insights into several projects she’s currently involved in and more! Read on to learn more about Polly.


TELTCast Episode 2 – What Movies will you be watching over Christmas

In this light hearted episode some of the TELT Team discuss some of their favourite Christmas movies and the reason behind their choices. Do you have a favourite Christmas movie you want to share, or comment on the selections made by the team? Please leave your responses in the comments area on the TELTCast page. Whatever you are watching over Christmas have a relaxed and wonderful time and see you in the New Year.
P.S. Look out for the next TELTCast where we will be discussing certifications and accreditations for staff involved in Learning Technology, with a guest panel.


TEL Support over the Christmas holidays

The University will be closed from Friday, 22nd December until Tuesday 2nd January.
The Technology Enhanced Learning Team will provide limited support via the ITS Helpdesk over the Christmas period as needed, on the following dates and times:

– Wednesday, 27th December between 2-4pm
– Friday, 29th December between 2-4pm

Staff and students can raise queries via the ITS Helpdesk channels ( and we will endeavor to assist, on the above dates, via the ITS Helpdesk. More information can be found here.

TELT Student Handbook

Have you had a chance to explore the TELT Handbook crafted by our dedicated Student Ambassadors? The handbook delves into 5 Key Areas of QMplus, offers valuable tips and tricks, and more. Take a moment to check out the handbook and share this information with students in your school.


TELT Student Drop-in Sessions

Get ready for the next TELT Student Drop-In sessions for January 2024! These sessions offer a valuable chance for students to seek guidance on TELT-related matters from our knowledgeable and friendly TELT student ambassadors. Help us spread the word in your school so that no student misses out on this valuable resource! Find out more.


  • Question 1: Help! I’m trying to log into the new CPD Training platform but am being told ‘I do not have a Moodle account.’

Answer 1: The new CPD Training platform is run on a Moodle version NOT managed by TELT. All issues and requests regarding the new CPD Training platform should be directed to HR Systems via the ITS Helpdesk.

  • Question 2: I did not receive my ‘Online surveys’ account setup email.

Answer 2: Please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder as often the invitation emails will be redirected there.

  • Question 3: Please send me the password for a guest examiners QMplus account.

Answer 3: All guest accounts are created by the ITS Helpdesk, once done TELT will then create the QMplus account. The password for QMplus login will be the same as what the ITS Helpdesk created when the affiliate account was setup.


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