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Ian D Loasby
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these really long turnitin in turnarounds...is the maintenance this weekend to cure it? I only ask because I have a phd submission that we are waiting on a report 
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update...it took just an hour so we are OK
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Looks like nearpod are being driven by the lecture tool's features
 http://news.nearpod.com/2015February/schoolPromoA/
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Interesting. It was bound to happen. 
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Something to play with while I'm on the help desk for the faculty challenge 
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Ha! As if we had time (or enough feeling left in our fingertips due to the cold) to do that! Did you manage to get a play any other time? 
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Anybody want to try out Ello? Got some invites at last
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I tried it a few weeks ago... it looks nice but I think Facebook's safe ;)
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MCQ analysis tool in BB. Happen to be trawling through the wonderful and frightening world of the grade centre when I came across the quiz analysis tool which does exactly what I've been doing in excel in the past. Lovely stuff but can you actually download the reports rather than just see the analysis on screen? I'm looking for the big button that says download and I cant see it!
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Sounds familiar. We've had a couple of online exams using MCQs this year and will be using the analysis to review the questions.
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anyone using a multi-way charging cabinets for tablets ? Such as  http://griffintechnology.com/business/multidock
Whether you’re charging a few iPads or a whole office full of iOS and Android devices, MultiDock provides charging, storage and security where you need it, when you need it.
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We used a system similar to this where I used to work. The carrier baskets were very useful. http://www.lockncharge.com/eu/products/carrier-40-cart/
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Another top tip. Don't be tempted to go fetch your sandwich while you're editing a complicated turnitin rubric for when you return the turnitin frame in MOLE will have timed out and you new rubric and the last hours work will be lost. Seriously folks, what is the time-out on turnitin via MOLE?
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Hi Ian, I can at least sympathise as this has indeed happened to me, minus the sandwich. The advice for this one is save as you go (there is a save button at the bottom right).. MOLE timeout is 30 minutes.. Turnitin itself can time out too, but this is  after one hour.
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I'm not going - other things I want to go to more and this hasn't got that many sessions that look useful (for me or the Faculty) at the moment. 
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Use this handy reference guide to social media image sizes and be sure that your posts are eye-catching every time!
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Couple of things I noticed after the MOLE upgrade but was too busy shovelling snow to post over the break
The groups viewer additional tool seems to have gone again. As I recall this was a 3rd party addition
Not all my courses are listed any more, I now have to go  to a "more courses" link which is cunningly hidden off the bottom of my desktop.
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I think the more courses issue is although my main user account is only enrolled to a small number of courses this academic year & semester (we have a generic account enrolled on all) it is still enrolled to multiple courses from previous years. Still seems odd that it wont display just the 15 or so courses I want to view regularly from my main account as I've removed all previous years from my course view. Ill carry on trying things out
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just wondering why the University of Sheffield link has disappeared from the iTunesU catalogue, but if you know the name of a content collection you can still search and find it? Its just the top level that's not working "item not available. the Item you requested is not available in the UK store"
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I found this yesterday and had blamed the new iTunes on my Mac.  
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Tech just isn't going out out of date as quickly as it used to. I bought a first generation nexus 7 yesterday for a family member,fully refurbished boxed and with a warranty. This was A list equipment 2 years back. The cost for this perfectly usable tablet....just 58 quid including case
As Apple gears up to unveil what many believe will be its latest iPad tablets and Mac computers on Thursday, Gartner has today published figures that..
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    Chemical Engineering MEng, 1983 - 1987
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Network Information Engineering MSc, 1999 - 2002
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