Month: September 2010

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Moodle News @ Royal Holloway

Moodle VLE (http://moodle.rhul.ac.uk) Build: moodle 1.9.8

User and Enrolment Full Synchronisation
  • All Moodle user profiles are synchronised with Active Directory each day at 19:00
  • All enrolments are synchronised with Banner at 20:00
  • This should ensure that course participant lists are up to date with students as listed in Banner each day.

New Theme Includes Styling to Improve Usability and Match New Web Brand
  • Header changed from Campus Connect brand to new web brand
  • Styling of content headers changed to improve usability.
  • Front page text and blocks adjusted to improve access to support information.

New Book Module
  • Book module installed and available in courses via the Activities dropdown. 

New Study Skills for Campus (S4C) Block
  • This block allows the inclusion of a link to purchased Study Skills for Campus material from a course including single sign on.

New Repository Module
  • Equella module installed that allows searching and embedding of resources from collections in the new institutional repository (digirep.rhul.ac.uk) and available in courses via the Resource dropdown.
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Turnitin News

Turnitin2 Launched on Sep 5th

Benefits of Turnitin2

  • Fully-formatted student assignments: Feedback is layered in a single, consistent, fully-formatted view of the student paper (including footnotes, style and images) at every step in the process of evaluation and grading. 
  • Integration of all tools: Turnitin2 provides all the tools needed to evaluate students’ written work, all in one place. A single, common view of students’ assignments. Everything is “right there,” saving time and improving productivity
  • Layering of Originality Reports and Grademark environments: Users can simultaneously view superimposed layers of rich feedback provided by originality checking, by instructors, enhancing insight and understanding.
  • ‘Go back’ option: Some people may need more time to adjust to these improvements, so we have enabled users to easily “go back” to the pre-Turnitin2 versions of the Originality Report and GradeMark.

Find out more about Turnitin 2 – http://tiny.cc/turnitin-staff enrolment key: parity