Category Archives: Learning Support

Upgraded VLEs

All our Moodle Virtual Learning Environments have now been successfully upgraded this summer with a new look and mobile-compatible theme. This will improve students’ experience of using their VLE and make it easier to access their teaching materials on screens of different sizes, and ensure they receive the latest security protection. We have already received positive feedback from both lead college staff and students about the improvements.

If you want to know more about any new features introduced in the latest upgrade of Moodle or would like a demonstration of any of the VLEs then get in touch here.

Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills

Last year, in collaboration with The Careers Group, the University of London International Programmes ran a Coursera course titled Enhance your Career and Employability Skills.

We advertised this to all of our current students, but it was always in our mind to make the materials from this course available more directly to our students without relying on Coursera’s platform. Continue reading Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills

First VLE upgrade completed

As part of improvements to the virtual learning environments (VLEs) supported by the Learning Technology Team, the first of many VLE upgrades has been successfully completed by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC).

Our UCL Institute of Education VLE was the first to be upgraded to Moodle 2.8, which is more responsive to mobile phones and tablets and has a new look and feel.

Detailed information can be found about all the new features on the ULCC’s elearning blog: New features introduced in Moodle 2.7 & 2.8.

All VLEs will be upgraded to Moodle 2.8 to between now and August 2015.

Moodle upgrades

All of our VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments) are due to be upgraded to a new version of Moodle in the coming months.

Upgrading to Moodle 2.8 will bring some new functionality to the VLEs and will include the introduction of a mobile-compatible theme to bring them up-to-date with users’ needs. In Moodle, ‘themes’ are the method by which the appearance of the whole site can be controlled, creating a consistent look and feel to the VLE.
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Moodle reporting workshop

Members of the team attended a workshop run by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) on producing reports within Moodle Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).

The half-day included members from a variety of institutions and colleges using Moodle and it was apparent that, although the users had very different VLEs and came from very different educational establishments, everyone’s needs were similar. Some key elements were identified, including:

  • Flexibility to create reports for different groups, categories, courses
  • Create reports using date ranges
  • Visual display of results in Moodle

The next phase is for ULCC to analyse the results of the workshop and set priorities on the requested features.

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