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Ian D Loasby
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Scale 8 equivalent at the University of Manchester 
View details for this eLearning Manager job vacancy at The University of Manchester in Northern England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk #jobsacuk
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There are changes to Java plugin support  in the newest version of Google Chrome. I'm just trying the  work round, otherwise Ill have to head back to Firefox.  https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml
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use chrome://flags/#enable-npapi  and then click enable if you want to keep support for legacy plugins
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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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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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From the student arm of Turnitin
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I've just been offered 2 free places on this conference if anyone is free to attend

Salford on Wednesday 29th April (all day event). I'm going anyway (already paid for)
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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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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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    Chemical Engineering MEng, 1983 - 1987
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Network Information Engineering MSc, 1999 - 2002
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