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Blackburn College has just upgraded to MOODLE 2.4

Blackburn College has just upgraded to MOODLE 2.4 | BLT eBulletin | Scoop.it
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Here are some of the upgrades that will have an impact on you and your learners...

 

Assignment enhancements

A number of significant - and very welcome - enhancements to the assignment module have been made:

Group assignments - It will now be possible to set an assignment which a group can work on collaboratively -and receive a common (or individual) grade.Blind marking i.e. not knowing the identity of students when grading. Students' names will be replaced by randomly generated Participant numbers.Submission date extensions - Teachers can set a cut-off date (and time) beyond which submissions will no longer be accepted. They can also grant extensions for those who miss the deadline.Submission statement - It will be possible to set a submission statement so students have to check a box promising their work is original before submitting it.Offline marking - Teachers can download all assignments plus the grading sheet, view, grade and give feedback offline and then upload back to Moodle and have the grades/files/comments transferred into Moodle's gradebook.Other highlights Workshop module enhancements Full support for alternative grading evaluation methods.Final grades are displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.Ability to define a conclusion text to be displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.Teachers can assess submissions in the grading evaluation phase without the need to switch to the assessment phase.MiscellaneousStandard role names and descriptions are now fully localised in new installations. Admins may remove hardcoded role names in existing installations if necessary.Users can set the order and number of courses displayed on their My home page.Students can now see the content of advanced grading forms on their assignment page before they submit.Activities and topics can be restricted according to user profile fields.Statistics performance has been improved which should have impact for large sites primarily.Rename "Course Prerequisites" to "Completion Dependencies"The screen reader profile setting has been removed - all pages should now work with a screen readerSubmission added to the Activity Completion tracking optionsThe default Wiki "First page name" is now blank, but required.LDAP authentication synchronisation now includes PHP 5.4 paged supportWhen searching for users exact matches are listed firstThe number of summaries per page limit is now configurableThe messaging providers page has been tidied and orderedApache mod_ntlm login has been restored as a working authentication pluginSCORM activities are shown selectively on the My home page.Course tags improvementsCalendar event hide/show links are now consistent on page and in blockSafe Exam Browser window no longer includes a logout linkAllow HTML block instances to specify additional CSS classesBlog system can be completely disabledMessage styles have been consolidation across chat/messaging/commentsDelete Event button is now displayed only once on the event page

For further information http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.4_release_notes

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Online and Blended Learning: Visions, Challenges & Opportunities

Presentation delivered at the Griffith International Summit, Intercontinental Hotel, Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, 16 July 2013.
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Blended Learning: Current Use, Challenges and Best Practices | weiterbildungsblog

Blended Learning: Current Use, Challenges and Best Practices | weiterbildungsblog | BLT eBulletin | Scoop.it
Blended Learning: Current Use, Challenges and Best Practices http://t.co/FBLrj6lU1s #blendedlearning
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MyScript Calculator

Get MyScript Calculator on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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1-1 ILT Support for Graded Observations/Peer Observation

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As the next round of observations is upon us, I have heard a number of staff questioning how they can incorporate innovative ideas and teaching strategies in to their lessons without it taking them too much time. You may have been set a target which arose from your last observation or perhaps appraisal or you are keen to develop your own approach to teaching using blended learning, save time in lesson planning and assessment and ultimately improving your students learning journey.
 That’s what the blended learning team is here for... contact your area/school ILT Specialist Practitioner if you would like to get discuss strategies to improve a particular lesson, module or course. 
If they personally cannot help you, we have a full team of staff including the Advanced Practitioners with a range of skills, experience and methods and in addition access to many resources.

 

Here's a list of the ILT Specialsit Practitioners in your area...

 

CONTACT LIST - Blended Learning Team

Head of eLearning (HoEL)       


Deborah Millar        Full Time        Rm. BC108    Extn. 2875    d.millar@blackburn.ac.uk

Digital Learning Resource Developer (DLRD)   


Edd Talbot        Full Time        Rm. BC108    Extn. 2190    e.talbot@blackburn.ac.uk

Learning Technologist    


Jonathan Bond         Full Time        Rm. BC108    Extn. 2190    j.bond@blackburn.ac.uk

Learning Resource Advisors (LRAs)


Tracy Almond        7.5hrs /pw    UC Library    Extn. 2165     t.almond@blackburn.ac.uk


Safina Iqbal        7.5hrs /pw    UC Library    Extn. 2165    s.iqbal@blackburn.ac.uk


ILT Specialist Practitioners 2012- 2014
     
Business Computing & Technology (CBCT)


Steven Hargreaves    Fri 9am -12    Rm - PB312          Extn. 2140    s.hargreaves@blackburn.ac.uk


Julie Johnson        Fri 9am - 12    Rm - PB 111     Extn. 2591    j.johnson@blackburn.ac.uk

Care Health Public Services & Childhood Studies (CHAPS )


Claire Thompson        Fri 9am -12    Rm - BC305          Extn. 2148    c.thompson@blackburn.ac.uk


Mark Wiseman        Fri 9am -12    Rm - BC104          Extn. 2443    m.wiseman@blackburn.ac.uk

Creative Arts & Construction (CAC)


Warren Budge        Fri 9am -12    Rm - PB312         Extn. 2140    w.budge@blackburn.ac.uk


Joanna Neil                Fri 9am -12    Rm - UC407       Extn. 2278          j.neil@blackburn.ac.uk

Hair Beauty, Hospitality & Essential Studies (HBHES)


Vicky Ahmed        Fri 9am -12    Rm - BC205    Extn. 2257    v.ahmed@blackburn.ac.uk


Dena Griffith        Fri 9am -12    Rm - V207          Extn. 2149    d.griffith@blackburn.ac.uk

Sixth Form Centre (SF)


Alexandra Kay                Fri 9am -12    Rm - PA2..          Extn. 2196    a.kay@blackburn.ac.uk


Rehana Bangliwali        Fri 9am -12    Rm - PA3..    Extn. 2308    r.bangliwali@blackburn.ac.uk

University Centre (UCBC)


Joanna Neil  (SoAHSS)    Fri 9am -12    Rm - UC407           Extn. 2278         j.neil@blackburn.ac.uk


Emma Cookson (SoEPS)      Fri 9am -12    Rm - UC310           Extn. 2821         e.cookson@blackburn.ac.uk


Alexandra Shukie (SoST)         Fri 9am -12    Rm - UC211           Extn. 2866    a.shukie@blackburn.ac.uk


Warren Stanworth (SoB)     Fri 9am -12    Rm - UC103    Extn. 2508    w.stanworth@blackburn.ac.uk

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Academics Sharing Knowledge (@SK) website launch

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The one stop shop for all things ILT and Blended Learning including guidance, tutorials, case studies, helpdesk, who's who in the Blended Learning team etc. visit http://ask.blackburn.ac.uk/

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Are we all ready for "BLENDED LEARNING ? "

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These days I've heard a lot of people talking about "blended learning". So in this post 'll just give some brief information about  "Blended Learning" Wikipedia definition: "Blended learning is a f...
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Ofsted | Common inspection framework for further education and skills 2012

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Evernote is now integrated in to our MOODLE at Blackburn

Evernote is now integrated in to our MOODLE at Blackburn | BLT eBulletin | Scoop.it

Evernote

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Evernote Capture anything.Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.Access anywhere.Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there.Find things fast.Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.Moodle - Evernote:
This repository allows you to browse your notes and download the files they contain. Access your notes via your notebooks, tags and saved searchs. You can also use the powerful search provided by Evernote. You can access this repository by selecting the ‘Add File – Evernote from within Moodle’Then you can use your Evernote login to access your Evernote files.
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Vicente Millán's comment, September 2, 2013 4:57 AM
Hey Deborah. Congrats or your integration. I'm finding it more difficult than expected to add the evernote repository to moodle.
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6FC buy their first Promethean Activ 500 screen - see demo...

6FC buy their first Promethean Activ 500 screen - see demo... | BLT eBulletin | Scoop.it
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Interactive whiteboards engage students with vivid images, video and audio. A Promethean ActivBoard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto an interactive whiteboard bringing every classroom to life. ActivBoards are the key components to Promethean's all-in-one 21st century classroom solution: The ActivClassroom.

 

Peter Lee from LEB Partnership provides a Getting Started session for 6FC who have recently purchased one of the Promethean Activ 500 screens.

Visit here to learn more... https://vimeo.com/55312642

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Blackburn College has just upgraded to MOODLE 2.4

Blackburn College has just upgraded to MOODLE 2.4 | BLT eBulletin | Scoop.it
Deborah Millar 's insight:

Here are some of the upgrades that will have an impact on you and your learners...

 

Assignment enhancements

A number of significant - and very welcome - enhancements to the assignment module have been made:

Group assignments - It will now be possible to set an assignment which a group can work on collaboratively -and receive a common (or individual) grade.Blind marking i.e. not knowing the identity of students when grading. Students' names will be replaced by randomly generated Participant numbers.Submission date extensions - Teachers can set a cut-off date (and time) beyond which submissions will no longer be accepted. They can also grant extensions for those who miss the deadline.Submission statement - It will be possible to set a submission statement so students have to check a box promising their work is original before submitting it.Offline marking - Teachers can download all assignments plus the grading sheet, view, grade and give feedback offline and then upload back to Moodle and have the grades/files/comments transferred into Moodle's gradebook.Other highlights Workshop module enhancements Full support for alternative grading evaluation methods.Final grades are displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.Ability to define a conclusion text to be displayed to workshop participants when the activity is closed.Teachers can assess submissions in the grading evaluation phase without the need to switch to the assessment phase.MiscellaneousStandard role names and descriptions are now fully localised in new installations. Admins may remove hardcoded role names in existing installations if necessary.Users can set the order and number of courses displayed on their My home page.Students can now see the content of advanced grading forms on their assignment page before they submit.Activities and topics can be restricted according to user profile fields.Statistics performance has been improved which should have impact for large sites primarily.Rename "Course Prerequisites" to "Completion Dependencies"The screen reader profile setting has been removed - all pages should now work with a screen readerSubmission added to the Activity Completion tracking optionsThe default Wiki "First page name" is now blank, but required.LDAP authentication synchronisation now includes PHP 5.4 paged supportWhen searching for users exact matches are listed firstThe number of summaries per page limit is now configurableThe messaging providers page has been tidied and orderedApache mod_ntlm login has been restored as a working authentication pluginSCORM activities are shown selectively on the My home page.Course tags improvementsCalendar event hide/show links are now consistent on page and in blockSafe Exam Browser window no longer includes a logout linkAllow HTML block instances to specify additional CSS classesBlog system can be completely disabledMessage styles have been consolidation across chat/messaging/commentsDelete Event button is now displayed only once on the event page

For further information http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.4_release_notes

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