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Learning Space Upgrade

On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September, Learning Space will be undergoing a period of essential maintenance whilst the service undergoes an update and should be considered at risk until the end of the maintenance period. IT service desk will be sending out further details regarding on the upgrade.

The update will also bring with it a range of new features that you can integrate into teaching. 

New features

PDF annotation within the assignment activity allows you to provide feedback on submissions.
Digital Credentials in the form of Open Badges are a way to identify and reward skills development.
Reporting returns to the Administration block allowing you to generate reports on student participation, interaction and activity completion.

Additional Features

Some of the less major but equally useful improvements include:
  • Word counts in forums. If "Display word count" is enabled, then the number of words in forum posts will be shown at the bottom of each post.
  • Enhanced marking allocation and moderation workflow. By enabling marking workflow you can assign students to particular markers and time release of feedback
  • The new editor window focusses on accessibility and usability and works across devices.

Find out more

The team will be updating our KnowledgeBase with information about these features and you are also welcome to contact us if you'd like to impliment these in your teaching and learning.

Thankyou for your patience whilst this important update takes place.

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