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Ian D Loasby
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L&T stuff  - 
 
Anybody use the built in calendaring function in Blackboard MOLE? I believe its main drawback is lack of 2 way sync with Google Calendar where students have their timetables available via a link. However in our new degree the timetables are not available centrally so that is not an issue and it would give the lectures a top down view on what the students are supposed to be working to , when and what deadline . We would have to manually populate it but with just 6 subjects that is not so bad. Givne the way its taught, 1 days contact a week I've given it some serious thought as our default calendar. Just trying to get the 1 way feed to work in google. 
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incidentaly if you try this note that Blackboards ics feed updates every 4 hours. Just found out thast snippet asfter much head scrathing 
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BB grade centre question.
I’d like to generate a report that shows students down one side, all the questions from a test along another axis and each students mark per question so I can look down a list and see how each student did at question 5 (say). Not sure I can do this. I can create a report per grade centre column of total score but not the individual questions that make up the mark.
It looks like for the purpose of some interviews we are conducting after a maths test done via BB Open Education we will have to look at each student’s individual attempt via the full GC and select then scroll down through the attempt it to see what they got wrong?
If so reporting from the GC is not as good as it could be.

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Agreed.
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7 years ago today.....uSpace went live
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+Martin Brook Now there's an idea!
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Anyone still using jing for free. Had a request to use it to capture CAD demo sessions but as I understand its still flash based 
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Im more likley to use Captivate anyway and publish in html5 compliant if theyll purcase it 
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Just a quick update. With the help of +Daniel Villalba Algas setting up a VPP apple account I'm now able to distribute paid for apps to our suite of iPads without the users having to own their own apple login. Ill update at one of the furture TEL events or at the next WRLT group. 
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just to add. Following a successful explain everything session yesterday with Daniel I've used Meraki to take back 2 of the licences we pushed out to our loan iPads and it has successfully removed the App. Its working just as I hoped 
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any Surveymonkey users out there.

If so is it running like an asthmatic ant for you to?

Indeed while waiting for the bad gateway errors to go away and watching my report buffer I was alerted to this gem.

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They've fixed a lot of blatant typos on there from when I saw it the other day! It was hilariously bad.
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Any other Respondus users out there? I need help checking something and before you say anything, yes I know MOLE is down. Its settign it up with somethning else I need to check.
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+Ian D Loasby We seem to have a lot of network problems. It is run on a company  network with (unknown) firewall settings in Argentina and Mexico.  Did you have any network issues, eg. interrupted video recordings and error messages for 'couldn't connect to the media servers'?
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Attendance tracking can gather in many ways for example door/room swipes, mobile apps or paper registers. VLE and attendance are probably the most used data for learning analytics. There are a number of approaches being used to gather attendance data and several products on the market.
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https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I knew about the adobe hack but it turns out I had another compromised email account (not a work one) once I cheked them all
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sounds painfull
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I feel we need better communication channels for the Learning Technologists as we are in key positions in our departments. We seem to have been missed off the VLE consultation process till the last minute and today an academic colleague has forwarded this to me.

I'm getting all this information via back channels and feel we are out of the loop.

Dear Colleagues,

We write to invite you to the formal launch of the Digital Commons on Monday 18 April, 11am - 1pm in the John Carr Design Suite, Portobello by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Professor Wyn Morgan.

As part of plans to develop a greater sense of engagement, the Digital Commons is space to inspire, provoke and support you in realising your personal and departmental ambitions in creating, maintaining and developing a great learning and teaching experience for students.

You may just want to network with like-minded colleagues for an hour or so over a sandwich. Or you may have a concrete project that you want to work on, with all the ancillary support and experience you need right beside you. This could be anything from creating new learning resources for your students to adapting a module to be taught in different ways.

The launch will showcase what the Digital Commons is all about and how we'll be working with you. It'll be followed in May with a seminar which will be an opportunity to get you thinking and networking about learning and teaching challenges.

If you plan to attend, please register by 13 April via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/kTdWYfuvX3

If you have any questions, please email Kim Marwood, Academic and Learning Services, at: k.marwood@sheffield.ac.uk or call 0114 2221351

We're really looking forward to working with you.

With best wishes,

Dr Christopher Stokes and Professor Marie Kinsey
Cross-Cutting Directors of Digital Learning
digitaldlts@sheffield.ac.uk

DIGITAL COMMONS
Provocation. Inspiration. Collaboration
A world top-100 university and number one in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2014-15 Times Higher Student Experience Survey.
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Cheers for this Ian - when I get passed the next few days filming I'll get back on it G
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a few students are getting Blackboard Integration Error Error: 124 Object ID missing or invalid when they've tried to get thir feedback via turnitin / bb today. I guess I have to resynch the grdes? 
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I'm not sure +Ian D Loasby I'm a little untrusting of the resync method, particularly because it hasn't worked for some and instead I got an error message, so I usually opt to make the Turnitin link available OR I bulk download the grademark assignments before syncing just incase anything is lost.
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