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David Read

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Today I learnt: Google Docs comments can have formatting
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Trish Murray

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Does anyone know anything about allocating students to groups in MOLE? I have created a group set and now have an excel spreadsheet which Im trying to Import and allocate the students (247 of them) .. to the different groups. Only its not working! Has this ever worked :-(
Also urgently trying to do this .. 
Thanks, Trish
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Paul Jinks's profile photoTrish Murray's profile photo
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Wot stars you guy are. I have got it to work .. thanks to Ian and Paul :-)
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Ros Walker

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Would anyone be interested in a meeting / session to look at how to 'manage' mobile devices - this would be, for example, if you have a set of devices (usually iPads) which you loan out or which belong to the University but are issued to members of staff? The session would be about control of access and deployment of software. 
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Fergus Conolly's profile photoMike Crabtree's profile photo
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Count me in - have a "lab in a bag" of iPads to manage in the not too distant future.
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David Read

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For those of you using Firefox on the managed desktop, you can now add a Google Scholar button to your browser bar to allow you to search for articles as you browse the web. Great stuff! (a chrome extension was released last month by the way)
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Ian D Loasby

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Assessment and Feedback institutional checklist
The toolkit working group will be looking at the usefulness of tools & checklists over the next few weeks so here's an example just to get us thinking. Comments welcome. Checklist for institutional Self-Assessment. Strategy and policy. Is your institution's approach to assessment and feedback ...
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Just shared this with our Director of L&T - think it has a lot of merit even outside of the world of EMA, really useful checklist.
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Ros Walker

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Latest edition of our Faculty TEL newsletter available now: http://www.showandtel.info/2015/05/9th-may-2015.html

I was in quite a reflective mood when I wrote it! Hope it is useful. 
Message from the Newsletter Editor Well, I am settling in to my new base up the Management school and pleased to report that my daily step count (using a fitbit) now regularly exceeds the 7,000-steps-per-day goal I had set m...
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Farzana Latif
moderator

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The University's online learning pages have been updated. Do pass on any feedback that you have to me.
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Paul Jinks's profile photoNav K Hundal's profile photo
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also missing one programme from , the MRes Muscular Skeletal Ageing in Human Metabolism 
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Fergus Conolly

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So wondering where the first uses of HoloLens will be in at UoS.  Pretty amazing tech...
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Bryony C Olney's profile photoRos Walker's profile photo
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I wonder if he would forget to eat as he thinks that he has done it virtually. Education-wise, there are applications and I suspect they are in the Science areas, but I can't get excited about it. 
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James A Slack

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Hello All,

A quick update on the MyEcho Booking Procedure, feel free to share this with any colleagues you feel may be interested.

MyEcho is now available as an equipment item for timetable events in CMIS and timetablers in departments can add this to events prior to the events being allocated a room by the CiCS Room Booking team. If you would like to request for MyEcho recordings then please contact your departmental timetable unit and ask for them to select the “MyEcho Recording” option.

Once all events have had a room allocated, CiCS will be contacting the staff member to confirm the myEcho booking and to discuss some of the publishing options.  It is therefore very important that you specify who will be lecturing for the requested modules.

The deadline for requests via this process will be 15th May. You will still be able to arrange for recordings via the usual method after this date although the availability of rooms will be subject to the Room Bookings process.

If you have any questions/comments on this please contact the MyEcho team at cics-lts@shef.ac.uk

Many thanks,
Learning and Teaching Support
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Graham F McElearney
owner

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Important  news regarding the Blackboard listening session on tuesday May 5th - this event will take place at 11.00 in room K14 in the Hicks Building. G
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Ian D Loasby

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Anyone else out there using peer review in turnitin? We are in our second year of running it and Id like to have a chin wag with anyone else doing same. Particularly interested in how we deal with students who wont review so we have ended up with at least 1  person who has done what's expected of them but not had their submission reviewed. Also the flexibility of the tool is bit pants...eg you cant extend the period over which the reviews can be completed for any late comers 
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Paul Jinks's profile photoIan D Loasby's profile photo
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that would be a no. We had 2 students who wanted to do it a day late but no way of accommodating them 
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David Read

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Does anyone know (I'm looking  at you, +James L Goldingay ) whether it's possible to access a Turnitin assignment from MOLE as an external link, that's to say, is it possible to send students directly to the assignment upload rather than going through their MOLE course? We've got a course in the summer that won't use MOLE but we would like them to be able to upload to Tii.
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James L Goldingay's profile photoRos Walker's profile photo
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I thought someone said last week that we can 'switch on' access for externals, which would allow the students to be registered on MOLE. Is it course sites? Ask Danny. 
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Bryony C Olney

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Has anyone got any examples of Undergraduate Marking Criteria they'd be prepared to share?

We have an L&T Away Day next week looking at Assessment Feedback & Marking Criteria and want to focus a discussion around alternatives that could be used.

Apologies, not strictly TEL related (although it will be when I put them in TurnitIn!)
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Bryony C Olney's profile photoLuke Miller's profile photo
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I'm not big fan of them. And staff in ScHARR haven't adopted them much possibly because historically they've been a bit cumbersome to create. I like the fact this tool can start offering stock phrases which you can add to or amend encouraging the build up of comprehensive feedback and for each of an assessment component's criteria. And the autograding is useful I've been told for when marking pairs come to moderate work together. Hopefully rallies against anyone thinking it's ok to supply one line of feedback. But I realise it's a SCHARR-focussed thing. But I might be able to create one for you if you have the rubrics ready and waiting?
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Bryony C Olney's profile photoDaniel Villalba Algas's profile photo
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I don't think that you can download the document directly, however you can add the link of the document and download it in google drive
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Ian D Loasby

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Google Classroom mobile app update lets teachers grade assignments on the go http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/create-edit-and-grade-assignments-on-go.html
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The Turnitin service is now available again.

It appears that the lack of access was caused not by Turnitin itself but through a Janet network problem which now seems to be clearing.

The service should still be considered at risk until the Janet network issues are resolved entirely.
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Turnitin UK service is currently experiencing technical issues which means it will likely be unresponsive for users at this present time.

Turnitin engineers are looking into the problem at present and I will update you all as information becomes available.
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James L Goldingay's profile photoBryony C Olney's profile photo
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Thanks, think it was a mix of JANET and me!
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Bryony C Olney

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Has anyone got any local departmental/school policies they've developed that they'd be willing to share around the use of electronic management of assessment?

I'm uneasy about a broadbrush "policy" approach to something so new and alien to staff in the department, so if you have alternative examples (Principles? Guidelines? Charters?) that have worked well I'd be really interested to hear about them.
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Bryony C Olney's profile photoGraham F McElearney's profile photo
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Hi again Bryony,
I'll inbox you* to arrange a meeting to look at the central perspective. G

* people actually say this - I heard my 18 year old niece saying it last week which means I'm basically down with the kids
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David Read

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Is it possible to make our Google Calendars public? I've been trying to do this morning and it's refusing to change them in the settings (well, you can change them, then it changes back after saving). Can other people try this to see whether it's just my account?!
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Martin Brook's profile photoFergus Conolly's profile photo
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Works fine with my personal Google account.  Has this been escalated to our local GAFE admin?
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