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Hi All, 

If you are currently using or have an interest in using PebblePad, the University’s Personal Learning Space and e-portolio application, for your learning, teaching, professional development or other activities you might be interested in attending the first PebblePad North East Regional User Community meeting.
 
The aim is to provide a forum for showcasing exciting ways in which PebblePad is currently being used both at UoS and other Institutions in the region, and also for individuals who may want to take a peek at how PebblePad could support them in designing learning, improving student engagement and developing effective assessment and feedback.
 
Here at the University of Sheffield PebblePad is now integrated into the MOLE environment providing enhanced tools to supplement existing course content and an effective way for students to reflect on their learning.
 
You can sign up for the community event here. Registration is free.
 
When: 27th Nov 2014
Where: Sheffield Hallam University
 
Not sure what PebblePad is or how it might help you? Check out the ‘PebblePad in a Nutshell’ video at: http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/l/pebblevision.aspx  
PebblePad, the eportfolio system that is much more then just a Personal Learning System - it's a Personal Learning Space. PebblePad is being used in learning contexts as diverse as schools, colleges, universities and professional bodies; by learners, teachers and assessors; for Personal Development Planning, Continuing Professional Development, and Learning, Teaching and Assessment.
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Hi Fergus, 

As formal as it gets, we support it centrally within the TEL team and deliver training on it via the LMS. Initially it was just being used for a single purpose but now adoption of it has become more widespread within the university. 
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TELFest 2014

Hi all, please can you help circulate the message below within your departments

This year, the Learning Technologies Team is delivering Technology Enhanced Learning Festival (TEL Fest) taking place 8-12 September in the Hicks Building. The festival has been designed to offer help, guidance and support to anyone at the University of Sheffield who wishes to develop their delivery of teaching during 2014-15. 

Throughout the whole day we are running drop in sessions (G29/Hicks), where members of the learning technology team will be available to answer specific questions that you may have, no matter how basic or complex they seem.

As well as this, we are running a variety of scheduled workshops and during lunch you can participate in panel discussions and presentations from colleagues engaged with the use of technology to enhance learning in their practice.

More Information http://learningtechnologiesteam.blogspot.co.uk/p/tel-fest-2014.html 
Sign Up goo.gl/CkHPIu 

We hope to see you there.
It is important to meet the needs of the 21st century student, by using technology effectively to enhance students learning practices helping them to engage more with their education. It is by keeping at the fore front of such learning and teaching developments that we will improve study skills ...
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Ace, thanks Luke!
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I've attached some screen shots of what the new document viewer in Turnitin will look like along with how they have laid out the new multiple marker option. 
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Yes they are, they have told us that grading forms for iPad currently is 90% complete so anytime soon.
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Hi All, 

Turnitin have released a new version of their iPad App, they recommend that you sync before upgrading to help avoid experiencing errors. For more info: http://bit.ly/TiiKnownIssues
Known Turnitin Service Issues: - Originality Reports not generating and error message appears: "Turnitin could not extract enough text". - iPad® app - Black screen after upgrade to latest version - Instructor. - iPad® app– Grading template not syncing from app- Instructors ...
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I think Turnitin may be missing a trick here, tablet world is changing rapidly. You cant just ignore a platform and hope it goes away, especially when its capturing a huge section of the market. We would like to mark offline but don't have the budget to purchase 10 (or more) iPads each linked to an individual user. A cheaper platform with multiple accounts on each device might sell it to us.
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Hi All,

Just to let you know that we will be turning on the MOLE 2 (Blackboard) mobile app on Thursday 28th February.

The Blackboard Mobile™ Learn application gives students and faculty access to their courses, content, and organisations on a variety of mobile devices including Android™, BlackBerry® and iPhone OS 

The mobile app will offer a range of features including Dropbox integration, Mobile Test, Push Notifications, Announcements, Grades, Discussions, Content, Blogs, Journals and more. To find out more about there features please go to the Blackboard Mobile website (http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Products/Mobile-Learn/Features.aspx).

Information about how to access the app on your mobile device can be found from our MOLE 2 website (http://sheffield.ac.uk/cics/mole2/app)
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In terms of affecting the materials depends on how they've been formatted. A lot of our stuff has been beautifully styled and has enhanced functionality using javascript. It all, sadly, goes a bit out of the window with Bb Mobile. Students get a much better experience viewing our courses in a browser :)
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TELFest 2014

Hi all, please can you help circulate the message below within your departments. 

This year, the Learning Technologies Team is delivering Technology Enhanced Learning Festival (TEL Fest) taking place 8-12 September in the Hicks Building. The festival has been designed to offer help, guidance and support to anyone at the University of Sheffield who wishes to develop their delivery of teaching during 2014-15. 

Throughout the whole day we are running drop in sessions (G29/Hicks), where members of the learning technology team will be available to answer specific questions that you may have, no matter how basic or complex they seem.

As well as this, we are running a variety of scheduled workshops and during lunch you can participate in panel discussions and presentations from colleagues engaged with the use of technology to enhance learning in their practice.

More Information http://learningtechnologiesteam.blogspot.co.uk/p/tel-fest-2014.html 
Sign Up goo.gl/CkHPIu 

We hope to see you there.
It is important to meet the needs of the 21st century student, by using technology effectively to enhance students learning practices helping them to engage more with their education. It is by keeping at the fore front of such learning and teaching developments that we will improve study skills ...
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Turnitin - Grade Anything

Instructors and students can now submit any file type to Turnitin for checking originality, grading online or distributing work for peer review. Submission file types may include PowerPoint® presentations, spreadsheets, images, html code… whatever file type your students use for their assignments, Turnitin will accept it.

Also Instructors can provide students with feedback using Turnitin even if there is no file submitted for the assignment, such as with a musical recital or dance performance.

More info can be found from the following link: http://www.submit.ac.uk/en_gb/features/grade-anything
Leading grading software by Turnitin. Enables educators to grade papers efficiently and provide feedback to students for how to avoid plagiarism.
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Hi All, 

Please can you circulate the below message to anyone who you think might be interested:

Members of the Learning Technologies Team from CiCS will be on hand between Monday 27th and Friday 31st of January, to provide advice on a wide varieties of ways that you can use readily available tools to enhance your students' learning, including...

Making the most of designing MOLE courses (uploading materials, web links, videos, etc.)
Using video and audio with uPlayer
Providing collaborative learning opportunities and activities with MOLE and/or Google Apps
Recording your lectures using myEcho
Using electronic voting systems in your classes
Using online submission and grading tools to give better feedback to your students (Turnitin & MOLE)
Using Mobile Learning to engage your students
Promoting reflective practice amongst your students with ePortfolios

... and much more.

If you want to discuss any of these or any other ideas, why not drop in and meet members of the team anytime between Monday 27th up until Friday 31st January in Geography Building, GB-B04 (10am - 4pm all week) to find out more. And if you have a very specific enquiry, you could always email the team, at MOLE@sheffield.ac.uk in advance to make sure we can provide you with access to the most appropriate support. You don't need to book onto this session, just bring any material you want to work on with you, to room has 20 PCs so you should be able to login and get to work straight away and build your course.

Thanks, Zaf
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Cool, I'll bring some to Brunswick tomorrow.
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Hi All, Please can you circulate the below information to anyone who you think might benefit. 

Thanks, Zaf

Members of the Learning Technologies Team from CiCS will be on hand between Monday 16th and Friday 20th of September,  to provide advice on a wide varieties of ways that you can use readily available tools to enhance your students’ learning, including….

Making the most of designing MOLE courses (uploading materials, web links, videos etc..)
Using video and audio with uPlayer
Providing collaborative learning opportunities and activities with MOLE and/or Google Apps
Recording you lectures using myEcho
Promoting your content worldwide with iTunes U
Using electronic voting systems in your classes
Using online submission and grading tools to give better feedback to your students (Turnitin & MOLE)
Using Mobile Learning (MOLE app) 
Promoting reflective practice amongst your students with ePortfolios

…. and many more.

If you want to discuss any of these or any other ideas, why not drop in and meet members of the team anytime, between Monday 16th up until Friday 20th September in Hicks G29 (10am - 4pm all week) to find out more. And if you have a very specific enquiry, you could always email the team, at MOLE@sheffield.ac.uk in advance to make sure we can provide you with access to the most appropriate support. You don't need to book onto this session, just bring any material you want to work on with you, the room has 20 PC’s so you should be able to login and get to work straight away and build your course.
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