Here’s a quick summary of five important e-learning projects / developments that have taken place over the summer and some new features in software you might be using. Watch the video or click the links to find out more.
Instances & Module Menu Template
‘Instances’ means a new ‘study area’ for a module will be created every time it runs, based on the information in SITS (the student registration system). Students will retain a record of the modules they’ve studied and students will no longer be ‘cleared out’ from study areas, removing the risk of losing work. This year it only affects modules with new codes.
For consistency, all new instances of modules will be based on a standard menu template. Apart from some elements of the baseline content, the new instance will be empty, giving staff the opportunity to review materials and to make decisions about what to use again and what’s not needed. This also means the end of ‘out of date’ announcements as each new instance is a fresh start.
Aspire is an online tool for creating reading lists that streamlines access to all types resources – books, e- journals, web sites and more! Aspire reading lists will be linked to students’ study areas in studentcentral.
Turnitin & e-Submission Policy
Turnitin continues to add new features! You can now add a short audio comment when marking assignments.
e-only submission for text based assignments has been approved by LTC and Academic Board for full implementation by 2013-14, so it’s worth reviewing the e-submission policies and checking with your School as they plan to implement e-only submission.
Push notifications are finally here! Students can now elect to receive automatic, personalised notifications delivered straight to their mobile devices to help them stay informed of items added to studentcentral.