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Study Direct update: embed content from a range of popular apps and websites

It is now possible for staff to embed a range of external content within Study Direct (the University of Sussex Virtual Learning Environment). This enables you to incorporate a broader range of interactive resources and activities into your teaching which

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Electronic submission and feedback at Sussex – the story so far

This summer will see the graduation of the first student cohort to have experienced electronic submission and feedback throughout their time studying at Sussex. To mark this significant milestone, this blog post reflects on the story so far. Starting in 2014,

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Developing students’ discipline-specific vocabulary.

Every discipline has its own specialist terms and concepts. As students progress in their studies they learn the relevant language, but when they begin their studies there are lots of words that they are unsure about. Developing students’ fluency in

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3 ways to develop rich resources on Study Direct (Moodle)

Most people start using the Sussex University VLE (Study Direct) to upload resources – usually slides from lectures. That is a great start, but there is much more that can be done to provide interesting and engaging resources for students. 

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Threshold Standards for Moodle: A Learning Technologist’s tale

An Unexpected Journey…. Over the summer months Sussex TEL have been in their various Hobbit holes focussing a lot of time on implementing school-level standards for Study Direct, Sussex’s virtual learning environment (VLE) that’s built on the Moodle platform. This endeavour

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Study Direct: add your own video and audio

Media Upload is a new function developed by the Study Direct team. Using this feature, you can now upload any video or audio file that you have created from your computer, camera or phone. The use of video and audio can

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Study Direct: using Choice for booking appointments

University of Sussex tutors can use the Choice feature in Study Direct, our Moodle-based VLE, as an online system for students to sign up to tutorials, feedback meetings or office hours. A Choice activity is: easy to create easy to

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