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Could this be the end of MOLE quizzes?
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David Read's profile photoJesrine Clarke-Darrington's profile photo
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Yes +Luke Miller would be great for formative stuff. We don't actually do any summative test/quizzes in MOLE. +David Read sounds great, you'll have to let me know how it goes if you decide to use it.
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Bryony C Olney

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Does anyone have any suggestions for solutions to support conducting online feedback forums? The idea being that we ask alumni to review a video to prompt discussion points and feedback can be left which may prompt/encourage others to leave feedback (anonymity function would be useful). The video needs to be hosted somewhere that is accessible to our Chinese alumni so the usual suspects are out of the question.

Any thoughts?
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Simon Warwick's profile photoPaul J Leman's profile photo
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someone who worked for CiCS now works in China - might be an idea to contact him for suggestions - scott@scottmallinson.com
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Maria B Mawson

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A PhD student has asked if there is any software that provides maps that can be annotated and then freely published. Any ideas??
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Fergus Conolly's profile photoMaria B Mawson's profile photo
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I've passed these on to Ben. Thank you all, this is a truly wonderful community :-)
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Ian D Loasby

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Anyone else out there using turnitin grade anything (with images as the submission but it could be anything) , on the iPad app and using Siri for completing the general comments ?? Just wondering if Ive bitten off too much here
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I am increasingly getting reports of issues with Turnitin.  Obviously it's been down a few times recently which we have no control over but I've had a few students report that they could not access it at all to upload their assignment.  It turns out that Internet Explorer seems to be the main culprit for that.  Having tried a different browser they were able to upload  successfully .

I've also had increasing reports of students being unable to access their feedback in Turnitin via the 'My Grades' link and getting an "Error 124" message.  There doesn't seem to be no rhyme or reason as to when or why this happens.  I usually resolve this by just making the Turnitin link available again.  However, I came across this advice from Aston University which seems very useful.

Anyone else experiencing these problems?
We’re getting increasing reports of students seeing these errors when they try to view their feedback in Turnitin Check the problem If you would like to check if an assignment has this proble…
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Great!  Thanks James, that's reassuring to know.   At first it was just one or two and now it seems to be most of the assignments.  I'm spending a lot of time responding to students and fixing these issues.  It would be nice to be made aware of these issues.
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Danny Monaghan

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As a result of Google removing the ability to record directly from a webcam to a YouTube account, the Video Everywhere feature of the MOLE text editor is now no longer available.

Please note that this does not affect the YouTube Mashup tool.
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Danny Monaghan

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Starting at 5pm on Saturday 19th December, we will be upgrading MOLE to a newer version of the system to introduce a number of system improvements and bug fixes. This will mean it will be unavailable for a period of time so this work can be carried out. MOLE will be available again for use by 9am Monday 21st December.
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Ian D Loasby

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Want to duplicate a page of question in a Google form? This worked for me https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/AQfNxohwKLM
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Bryony C Olney

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Has anyone got any solutions for embedding a Powerpoint presentation with embedded audio?

I thought it sounded a doddle until I started experimenting... Google Drive doesn't support the Powerpoint with embedded audio in the way you can host and embed a normal Powerpoint...

I also started to convert the presentation into a video but it failed on me within the application...

Slideshare charges a fee for private hosting... is this something uPlayer could handle?

Please I'm desperate!
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Fergus Conolly's profile photoFarzana Latif's profile photo
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officemix might do it +Bryony C Olney 

https://mix.office.com/

A free add-in for PowerPoint
Everything you need to easily create and share interactive online videos
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David Read

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We've got a conference coming up this Saturday and wanted to have a Twitter wall up for people to look at. Does anyone know of a  free website that can create a decent, attractive Twitter wall?
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Nav K Hundal's profile photoSimon Warwick's profile photo
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twitterfall worked well at telfest. we also used tweetbeam which displays pictures next to the tweets to create a nice pictorial representation 
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Ian D Loasby

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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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David J Holloway's profile photoIan D Loasby's profile photo
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sounds painfull
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Ian D Loasby

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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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Jesrine Clarke-Darrington's profile photoIan D Loasby's profile photo
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Im more likley to use Captivate anyway and publish in html5 compliant if theyll purcase it 
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Ian D Loasby

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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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James Little

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Hi All, Anyone with an iPhone 6 or above able to test the below link and let me know if the next/prev areas work: http://scharr.dept.shef.ac.uk/forest/iphone6/story_html5.html
FINISH. SUBMIT. NEXT. PREV. Submit All.
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David Read's profile photoJames Little's profile photo
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I've used it a few times.  Know it's a very strong and supportive community.
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Ian D Loasby

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Ideas for delivering audio feedback longer than the 3 minutes allowed via turnitin? Note the assessment has already been submitted via turnitin but the module convenor now wants to do audio. Attach audio file to the assessment in the gradecentre? download assessment as pdf and use audio comments then email it? Any other ideas, but note the feedback all has to go out simultaneously and we are trying to streamline it and make less work so no selective release audio files!
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Bryony C Olney's profile photoIan D Loasby's profile photo
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that was my first idea to
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David Read

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Trish Murray

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Dear all, does anyone know a way of automating permissions for google folders? For project weeks, I want each group to have their own folder (students get edit permissions to only their groups folder) and then six groups to be gathered so there is an umbrella hub level that the facilitators/staff member can edit plus a folder that all students can edit. Simpelse (I hope)? Is there an app that can help? Thanks, Trish
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David Read's profile photoTrish Murray's profile photo
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Thanks David .. I will explore :-)
Trish
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Fergus Conolly

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Just shared an .mp3 file on Google drive (public share link) but I've set the advanced option to prevent downloading, printing, copying of the file.

Keep getting a consistent error message.  Anyone else have this problem?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxw4WVDEsEfmMzAyZnRWUFM1QTQ/view?usp=sharing
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Fergus Conolly

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Is anyone with an Adobe CC account willing to try something for me?

We have a Word doc with formulas that keeps failing for home users.  I'm wondering if conversion to a PDF form with text field formulas might  resolve the issues?
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Fergus Conolly

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What solutions are colleagues using for module evaluation?

We've been asked to look at a paper scanning solution to capture scalar ratings and free form comments(!) whilst also minimising work-load for support staff.  Not sure a paper system is required at all. But in peoples experience what is the hit on engagement like if we move to an entirely electronic solution?

Electronic evaluation seems to have a poor reputation for engagement within our faculty.  Do we need to offer bribes?  What incentives / threats have worked for you?

Be really interested to hear what people are using out there and perhaps pay you a visit?
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Nicholas P Murgatroyd's profile photoFergus Conolly's profile photo
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This is great stuff - are people ok if I share some of the ideas here with our Faculty group looking at this issue?  +1 if you're ok with it?  :)
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