Learn.gold plans for Summer 2018

learn.gold written on the beach in sandLearn.gold will be changing over the summer

Each year we upgrade learn.gold to the latest version of the Moodle software. This year the upgrade will bring some notable improvements:

  • a clearer, easier to use layout
  • a better dashboard
  • easier access to materials from previous years
  • students automatically added to their taught modules
  • an impoved and more flexible assignment activity (with Turnitin as an option)

TaLIC will also be offering lots of support to help staff over the summer to get courses ready for the autumn.

Provisional dates for the upgrade

We're looking at a day during the last two weeks of June or first week of July for the upgrade. The site would be down for up to a day. Note that nothing will be lost or deleted - your materials will still be there.

Feedback sessions

We had some really useful comments in the learn.gold survey we ran in February/March and we think the new version of learn.gold will address many of the points that were raised.

We are running some demonstration/consultation sessions where we'll walk you through the main changes. The dates are below. Don't worry if you can't make them, there will be other opportunities - keep an eye on learn.gold's home page for news.

Feedback and consultation sessions for staff. No need to book  - just come along:

RHB137               Tues 1-May       13:00-14:00 (staff)
RHB137a             Thurs 10-May    13:00-14:00 (staff)
RHB137a             Weds 16-May    15:00-16:00 (staff)
RHB Cinema        Mon 21-May     13:00-14:00 (staff)

Student reps:

RHB137a             Weds 2-May      15:00-16:00 (student reps)
RHB Cinema        Weds 9-May      15:00-16:00 (student reps)

Video of work in progress

Here's a short screencast that covers some of the material from the sessions, using our development server. (When it's playing you can view it full screen).

Pete Roberts, TaLIC TEL team

Last modified: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:43 AM