Before I started on my illustration of Mary Somerville for Ada Lovelace Day 2017 I wanted to know something more about her. I had heard her name in association with Ada Lovelace, but knew very little of her own significant achievements and contribution…

Learn will be upgraded on Wednesday 5th July to version Q4 2016 CU3 (Yippee!) The upgrade includes a snazzy new theme which aligns with the Edinburgh Global Experience Language (basically it aligns with the University look and feel) and is responsive (aka it scales better on a mobile device).

You will have no doubt heard that the University is moving from our current reading list supplier, Talis Aspire, to a new supplier, Ex Libris and their system, Leganto. I have been lucky enough to work on the procurement project and now the implementation project. Why are the Digital Learning Applications & Media team involved […]

A few weeks ago we let you know the exciting news that Pebble+ v5 is coming to the University on the 20th of June. We thought you might like to see some of the new features introduced with this upgrade alongside a sneaky peak at the new interface. This time we will take a quick […]

We have recently integrated Questionmark Perception (QMP) with our LDAP servers. This change will allow students to log-in to summative assessments in QMP using their EASE credentials. This change will ultimately save resource managing user passwords within the system, and also allow usage of the system to be more easily expanded allowing more summative exams […]

Learn was updated to Cumulative Update 2 on Tuesday 21st Feb. The update includes bug fixes and patches and doesn’t introduce any new functionality. It might sound a bit boring however the update will resolve some known issues (for an up-to-date list of known issue please visit the Learn Known Issues Wiki): Email message body […]

Collaborate Ultra is the Virtual Classroom tool available at the University, you can use it via Learn or Moodle and there is also an integration through the MyEd portal. We had our first major new functionality release of 2017 on the 4th of February where we now have chat recorded within the online recording player. […]

In June this year we are planning to update our ePortfolio system PebblePad to the new version PebblePad v5. The new version has an updated, restyled interface and a new dashboard landing page. There have been lots of positive comments flying around the PebblePad community about this new version and we are looking forward to […]

The Turnitn Feedback Studio (the jazzy version of the Document Viewer) was enabeld on 1st Aug 2016. The first semester has now ended and we have compiled some information that may be useful to users: 41% of all submissions used Grade mark Grade Mark usage has increased 10% compared to Semester 1 15/16 28% increase […]

After the success of the 2015 program, LTW is hosting 9 summer student internships across five departments. The cohort of students is compiled from various disciplines, including Business, Informatics, and Engineering. Within the Website Program department Sanchit (read on here), Irene (full details here) and Kay (more here) are working to support the University’s new website […]

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