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Ros Walker

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Google divorces you tube and looks likely to stop dating Google+
http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/google-weans-itself-off-of-google/
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TechCrunch spreading some nice FUD there (Fear Uncertainty Doubt) Hopefully it's just a rethink of what the platform can offer... and where it sits.

A timely statement (and discussion) here from Bradley Horowitz

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html
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Bryony C Olney

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For departments that loan ipads to staff, do you use a University system to track the loaned items?

A Room and Resource calendar was mentioned to me a few weeks ago but I can't find one on the University site! Considering using Google Calendars but wondered how others do this?
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Thanks Jesrine, I think on reflection this is probably the route we will take, it seems to make sense.
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Pete Mella

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Hi all,

Although many of you already know me from previous roles as Learning Technologies Support Officer in the TEL Team, and before that Teaching Technology Advisor in the Creative Media team, I've also started this week alongside Simon as one of the TEL Team's new Learning Technologists. I'm really looking forward to working with you all on forthcoming projects.
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Great news, Pete. Congratulations on your new role. 
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Simon Warwick

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Hi everyone 

I’m the new Learning Technologist that has joined the TEL team in CiCS today.

I have been at Sheffield Hallam for the last 10 years, working as E-Learning Adviser for Sheffield Business School for the last 3 years or so, but in TEL for about 5 years. My main interests are mobile technology and google apps. 

I look forward to meeting you all, and working with you!

Cheers Simon
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Welcome! Just in time for the MOLEover too :) Hope you've had a good first week Si!
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Ian D Loasby

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Kingston 10 slot iPad charging station...fresh in the office and doing its work
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Fergus Conolly

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Does anyone know how to find out who 'owns' a shared Google calendar. Do I really need to go all the way up to our Google domain administrator to find this out?
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Hi Fergus if you click on the arrow next to 'My Calendar' and choose 'Settings' you can use the 'Shared: Edit settings' next to the shared calendar to see who has access. The owner would have the 'Make changes AND manage sharing' attributes assigned to them, but if they've given others that same access then it's not going to help unfortunately. Can't see any clear way of identifying the owner.
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Graham F McElearney
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Dear All,
we will be holding our next TEL Meet this coming wednesday, June 10th, at 9.30 in the Hawley Room here at CiCS HQ on Brunswick Street, at 9.30. As has become our traditional format, we will have approximately 30 mins informal networking, followed by a presentation. 

This time, I will be talking about the Digital Media Hosting project we are currently running here, which is reviewing how we host and deliver audio visual media across the Institution, and beyond. The project impacts on learning and teaching, research dissemination, promotional materials, and how we support our increasing use of media for public engagement. It should be of interest to anyone who is supporting the creation, delivery and/or use of digital media in any of these spheres of our operation. It may be of particular interest to those who are working on any accreditation portfolios (e.g. CMALT), as it is a "live" example of how we evaluate  available technologies for use across a whole Institution

We look forward to seeing you on wednesday morning - do please indicate below if you feel you might be coming. 

all the best

Graham
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Trish Murray

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Dear all, Turning Point are coming into the Uni to talk about the Roadmap. Engineering is hosting but if you would like to come along, please drop me an email?
Cheers, Trish
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We use it here in Orthoptics so I'd like to come, assuming I'm available.
Cheers
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Ian D Loasby

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Turnitin down for everyone? Is this some planned downtime I've missed? 
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Yes, that is the issue I am investigating. I wil keep you updated as to the problem and turnaround (!) time
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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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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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James Little

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Hi All, A quick post to introduce myself and also to say hi to those who may already know me!   I've started work last week in ScHARR as a Learning Technologist and part of the learning technologist team with Luke Miller and Dan Smith.

I've come from working at the University of Leeds, but have previously worked at the University of Sheffield.  I live in Sheffield with my wife, daughter and 2 cats!

I'm currently working on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and spending the rest of the time looking after my daughter Isobel.

More at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ph/staff/profiles/jameslittle

Look forward to working and sharing ideas with you all.

James.
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Nice to see you're back!
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Ian D Loasby

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Booked my ALT conference ticket. Just going for day 1 as I couldn't justify the full 3 days at such a busy time but will anyone be in Manchester the night before for socialising? 
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Think I'm currently going on Tuesday but not staying overnight.
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Ian D Loasby

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Nothing to do with TEL except that I think its a lovely use of graphics to represent something that looks dry as just numbers and tables
Voter Migration 2010-2015. This page first posted 30 May 2015. This page gives an updated version of the pre-election esimates of voter migration. The idea is to analyse voters by how each one voted in both 2010 and 2015. Many voters will have continued to support the same party, ...
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Wow, this is really impressive!

Adobe's new Character Animator preview comes bundled with After Effects CC 2015. 

After having a little play with it this morning, I can see how it can be used in all sorts of ways: The characters are simply Photoshop or Illustrator layered comps with a specific layer naming convention that map to Character Animator's movement or action functions.

So you could put anything in these PS/Ai layers (e.g. photographs, ppt slides, maybe video but I'm not sure) and animate in real-time using facial & head movements, mouse drags and keyboard actions. 
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+Luke Miller colour me impressed :) Scared to think what +Andrew Tattersall could get up to with this...
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David Read

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Is YouTube no longer available on MOLE? Did I miss a meeting? Just tried both through  Tools>YouTube video and through the mashup option and neither work.  Is it just me or is it not working for others either?
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Hi David. Yes, there is a known issue with using YouTube and those tools due to the retirement of the YouTube Data API. They are hoping to have the problem resolved by the end of July. In the mean time there is a workaround which is detailed in our MOLE known issues section of the TELHub (link below).

In addition to that workaround you can grab the embed code from YouTube videos and enter it into the html view of an item in MOLE.

http://tel.group.shef.ac.uk/mole-known-issues/
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Apologies but due to various reasons we've had to postpone this week's App Swap Breakfast - I will reschedule a new date over the summer - apologies for any inconvenience.
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Ian D Loasby

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Dispatches on C4 tonight may be worth a watch - 8pm after c4 news. They mentioned turnitin in the preview

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Seyi Rhodes investigates how some teachers and pupils are coping with the pressure of examinations by bending the rules and sometimes cheating the system. He interviews whistleblowers from schools across the UK who reveal the tricks of the trade, including lenient marking, altering students' test papers and grades, inflating schools' GCSE pass marks and even removing difficult pupils from the school register. The film also looks at how easy it is to cheat through university, exploring the multimillion-pound industry where students pay someone else to write essays for them.
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In an ideal world, the assessment done would involve work where it was impossible to cheat. The older I get, the more I question what value my 'O' levels really had - over my life, the skills I have gained and the work situations I have dealt with have had far more impact on my development - exams were just a hurdle to the next stage. 
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Ros Walker

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Call for Papers: A picture is worth a thousand words 
http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=966
The call has just been made for papers for this journal. Deadline for submissions 31st July. (MELSIG = Media-enhanced learning special interest group) 
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Nav K Hundal

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IS MOLE down? I'm getting an error logging on as are some 'students' 
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David, apologies i've been on leave. I'm no longer experiencing problems but haven't heard from the people who had reported the issues. Will let you know if they have if/when they get back to me
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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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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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