Learning Technology – What’s on the Horizon for March?

The Learning Technology team has a packed schedule ahead of them throughout March. Check out the offerings below, and hopefully you’ll find something that piques your interest! New Accessibility Courses The Learning Technology team are offering four central short courses offering support with creating accessible materials for teaching and learning. Each session is an hour …

Five minutes with…Liz Dinneen

We asked Liz Dinneen: What is your job role? Learning Technology Officer in the Faculty and School Support team, working with the Faculty of Engineering. What 3 words describe you? Thoughtful, inquisitive, and optimistic. Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself I have an educational background in psychology and conducted research as part of a blended …

Engineering Faculty Takeover: Engineering Virtual Reality Space

Throughout the 2023–4 academic year, we are running a new feature on the Learning Technology (LT) blog: a faculty takeover month! Each month, we will feature posts from different faculty members at the university. Every Friday, posts will highlight interesting work and ideas related to technology in teaching and learning and showcase unique projects from within …

Staff and Student Drop-in Support Sessions

This is just a quick reminder about our staff and student drop-in support sessions. Student drop-in sessions have been scheduled throughout January. Feel free to visit for advice and guidance on Moodle, Examsys, or for any other technology-related questions you may have. Student drop-ins: Pop by for any of the drop-in sessions below. We will …

Getting to Know Moodle 4.1

As you will now be aware, we successfully upgraded Moodle to version 4.1 in December 2023. In this post you can find out more about the new version of Moodle, the improvements and new features as well as some links to other posts on specific tools introduced in 4.1. Enhanced layout The redesigned course module …

Moodle 4.1 is here!

The feedback from our staff Moodle roadshows and student drop-ins has been overwhelmingly positive! So, we are pleased to announce that Moodle has now been upgraded to version 4.1. If you missed our training events, or you want a quick reminder of what to expect, please see an overview of the key improvements below. Enhanced …

Augmented Reality: Beyond QR codes

On this merry day in our advent calendar, Sally Hanford, our Learning Technology Consultant for Arts, brings tidings of joy and reflects on the opportunities that await with Augmented Reality (AR)! 🎁🌟 What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality (AR) has made it possible to interact with the digital world in new ways, using the physical …

A Christmas Cryptic Crossword

Today, we’re delighted to present an absolute Christmas cracker, thanks to Jon Lewis, our Learning Systems Test Lead, who has created a Christmas cryptic crossword. 🎅 🖨️ Just print off the crossword and clues to enjoy at your leisure, or view below. 📅 Answers and explanations will be revealed next week, so pop back to …

An Introduction to AI for Higher Education

In this post, John Horton, Learning Technology Senior Project Manager (Pedagogies), reflects on the development of AI and how it might impact higher education at the University of Nottingham and the wider sector. “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) – more specifically, generative AI – is arguably the biggest computational development to hit the general public for many …

A H5P Gift to You 

A festive shout-out to Claire Storr for today’s advent contribution! Claire, our Placements Learning Technology Consultant, brings a touch of holiday magic by sharing her expertise in H5P. 🎄✨ Did you know that you can build small eLearning activities in Moodle with H5P? If not, now is the time to find out more.  H5P allows …