Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024, marks the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. To mark GAAD 2024, a new video has been produced on the ‘Voices of Disability’. Staff and students can access the video on …

Using the HoloLens and Augmented Reality (AR) with Xerte to Create Escape Rooms

(Reading time – under 4 minutes) Learning Technology has recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Escape Room Showcase hosted by Heriot-Watt University. Our presentation was about an escape room we created that combined the open-source software Xerte with the augmented reality benefits of a HoloLens. Following the presentation, we were asked what advice …

Digital tools supporting the administration of degree apprenticeship programmes at University of Nottingham

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 …

Ten Moodle Tips and Tricks for Students

Many thanks to our guest author, Claire Storr, Learning Technology Consultant for Placements, for this week’s post. Claire shares some top tips for helping students make the most out of Moodle, from customising the Dashboard, to setting up Forum preferences. 1. Customise the dashboard Click on the ‘Edit Mode’ toggle switch (top-right) and then select …

Moodle Content and Layout Ideas – Part 2

In recent weeks the Faculty of Science have been undertaking work to review the layout and design of Moodle module sites in the faculty. This work has developed out of the move to Moodle 4.1 in December 2023 and feedback received from student reps in each school around the usability of Moodle sites. In part …

An Introduction to Engage

The Engage Platform, delivered by Echo360, contributes to active learning within the University. Not only does it make audio and visual recordings of teaching sessions, it also offers engagement tools, learning analytics and the ability to live stream. Engage does much more than just record lectures. Why should I use Engage? There are several good …

Five minutes with…Joe Kenney

We asked Joe Kenney: What is your job role? Learning Technology Consultant for the Faculty of Social Sciences. What three words describe you? Approachable, Curious, and Patient Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself I worked for Swissport/Lufthansa as part of an University industry placement year ( 15 years ago). I was able to weigh a suitcase …

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

The Learning Technology team has a busy schedule throughout March as we strive to provide support to as many staff and students as we can. Please take a look at the events below, and hopefully you’ll find something that piques your interest! New Accessibility Courses The Learning Technology team are offering four central short courses …

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 …