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e-learning News from EPSU – November 2013

Professional Learning Events

feature-elearning11This month the EPSU is offering a workshop on Google Apps for Education (GAFE). GAFE provides students with a space where they can author work and collaborate with one another. GAFE also gives teachers a space to interact with their students. To find out more and to sign up for the workshop please visit We are planning new workshops for this semester and would be happy to hear from you if you would like us to deliver a workshop within your Faculty. Contact Dr. Iain Doherty.

Massive Open Online Courses

Work continues on the development of three Massive Open Online Courses to be offered through the edX platform commencing Autumn 2014. The University will be hosting edX on Friday 15th November as edX provides training to staff from different institutions. EPSU staff will be attending the training and meeting with edX staff to discuss MOOC developments.

Moodle Enhancements

The e-learning Enhancement Task Force manages the process of making recommendations to ITS for Moodle enhancements. A report was submitted to ITS this month with recommendations to test eight new plugins including a plugin to take student attendance and a plugin to automatically notify students of important course information. If you have something that you want to see in Moodle contact Dr. Iain Doherty.

Panopto Upgraded to Version 4.4

Panopto system was successfully upgraded from version 4.3 to 4.4 on October 18. The new version brings new features and improved system performance and stability. For more details, please visit

Panopto and Moodle Hands-on Training Courses

The ITS Panopto and Moodle hands-on training courses in November are now open for registration. Details can be found at