WebLearn Courses

A number of courses about WebLearn are offered through the IT Learning Centre. The 'WebLearn: Fundamentals' course is the best way to get started, and is a prerequisite for the other courses. 'WebLearn: Further tools and features' builds upon the Fundamentals course and investigates site management, and further tools such as Calendar, Site Stats, Signup, Lessons, Forums, Assignments, Surveys and Tests. 'WebLearn: Design and content' focuses on designing the layout and navigation of your site, and using the Lessons tool.

There are also lunch time 'WebLearn Bytes' sessions and other one-hour sessions covering, Lessons, Surveys and other tools, as well as the use of Turnitin.

Customised WebLearn courses for groups of at least 6 people can be arranged. You can also request a free consultation with our team of learning technologists, or a presentation for groups or committees in your unit. More information can be obtained by emailing weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk

Bookings for ITLC courses are essential.

Expand a course category to either to book on a course, or to download the course book for self study.

Customised WebLearn training

Description:

Your department or college may request customised training in WebLearn at a date and time to suit your group. We require a minimum of 6 to 8 people. You may reserve a lecture room in the Thames suite, if you wish, for a nomimal room hire fee (around £30 per hour, depending on the size of the room). A WebLearn teacher will be allocated to deliver the training at no charge. Alternatively we can come to your venue, if you prefer, but it may have to be demonstration only, if you do not have a computer classroom for hands-on practice.

Contact the WebLearn team to discuss a customised WebLearn training session.

Links will be provided to online training and support resources

WebLearn User Group (WLUG)

Description:

This is an invitation for WebLearn users to meet with members of the central WebLearn team to give feedback and share ideas and practices regarding the use of WebLearn. Ensure that your voice and ideas are heard and shared in order to inform the ongoing development and support of the system.

Book to attend the 'WebLearn User Group' meeting

WebLearn: Fundamentals

Description:

WebLearn is a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides tools to support teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration, communication and sharing of resources. This course is at a basic level, aimed at users with little or no experience of the system.

Book on the 'WebLearn: Fundamentals' course

Download the 'WebLearn: Fundamentals' course handbook

WebLearn: Further tools and features

Description:

Following on from the WebLearn Fundamentals course, this course goes on to discuss additional features in more detail, such as the planning and management of WebLearn sites, permissions and groups, and provides an overview of tools such as Lessons, Forums, Assignments and Signup.

Book on the 'WebLearn: Further tools and features' course

Download the 'WebLearn: Further tools and features' course handbook

WebLearn: Design and Content

Description:

You need to have attended the WebLearn Fundamentals course, and/or used WebLearn for some time. This course focuses the importance of design; screen design principles; designing and constructing WebLearn pages; and tools to display existing dynamic content within your WebLearn site.

Book on the 'WebLearn: Design and Content' course

Download the 'WebLearn: Design and Content' course handbook

WebLearn Bytes: Assignments

Description:

The WebLearn Assignments tool allows a tutor or lecturer to set up an assignment (essay), with instructions, attachments, a specified due date and marking options. Students submit their essay in WebLearn, which keeps track of all submissions. Tutors have found that using this tool enables them to provide more extensive and meaningful feedback to students.

Book on the 'WebLearn Bytes: Assignments' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course book.

WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources

Description:

Are you making best use of your site management tool, Site Info? What is the best way to make learning and organisational materials available to your site members? Come and experiment hands-on with the Site Info and Resources tools in order to set up and manage your WebLearn site.

Book on the 'WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course book.

WebLearn Bytes: Surveys

Description:

Did you know that the WebLearn Surveys tool is freely available and can be used to create surveys for course or lecturer evaluation, research purposes, or general data gathering? Surveys can be delivered to site participants, ad-hoc groups, or the general public, with or without requiring login, and data can be exported for further analysis.

Book on the 'WebLearn Bytes: Surveys' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course book.

WebLearn Bytes: Tests and quizzes

Description:

The WebLearn Tests tool provides a useful way to design and deliver informal tests to students for the purpose of ongoing formative assessment. Questions are entered into question pools, and you can create a test using manual or random selection of questions. Hints and immediate feedback can be provided to reinforce learning.

Book on the 'WebLearn Bytes: Tests and quizzes' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course book.

WebLearn: Surveys

Description:

The WebLearn Surveys tool (beta) can be used to design and manage electronic questionnaires to be delivered online. Surveys can be created to gather data for research purposes, general data gathering (including public surveys), or for course, lecturer or tutor evaluation, feedback and review.

Book on the 'WebLearn: Surveys' course

Download the 'WebLearn: Surveys' course handbook

WebLearn: Assessment and feedback

Description:

There are several ways to assess student work in WebLearn. This course considers e-assessment options available to lecturers and tutors: how to configure the tools, use them to mark student's work and deliver feedback.

Book on the 'WebLearn: Assessment and feedback' course

Download the 'WebLearn: Assessment and feedback' course handbook

Plagiarism: Awareness and avoidance (for students)

Description:

This one-hour session is aimed at postgraduate students and provides support in learning how to avoid unintentional plagiarism. You will have a chance to put a piece of your own writing through Turnitin and interpret the results. (Note that specialist discipline-specific guidance is not provided)

Book on the 'Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students)' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course handbook, but explore the wealth of resources and tutorials available on the Student Support Site in WebLearn.

Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin

Description:

This lunch time session is aimed at examiners, tutors and supervisors who need to use plagiarism detection software to check assessed essays for originality and also for general formative purposes to improve student academic writing skills. You will have a chance to submit a sample document via the WebLearn integration with Turnitin.

Book on the 'Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin' course

There is no course book. The handouts for the course are provided during the face-to-face session.

Plagiarism: Interpreting Originality Reports

Description:

This lunch time session covers Turnitin Originality Reports and how to interpret the results: What do percentage matches mean? What about direct citations? Should I include bibliographies in the similarity index?

Book on the 'Plagiarism: Interpreting Originality Reports' course

Download the course handbook

There is no course book. The handouts for the course are provided during the face-to-face session.

Courses being planned:

(descriptions may change as the proposed courses develop)