The module registers application has recently seen a huge take up use by academic staff this semester and we’ve already taken on board a number of great suggestions. You might have noticed the new ‘Print register students’ option allowing you to create a customized tutorial group register and print the students mugshots just in that register.
We’ll also be adding an overall attendance print out sheet allowing you have a single sheet for *every* session if you prefer working in that way.
Finally, the big change we’re proposing is that a student isn’t marked as ‘Present’ unless a register has actually been submitted. What this means is that:
– student reports will more accurately represent attendance i.e. not assuming they are there is the register hasn’t been submitted
– admin staff will be able to easily check which registers haven’t been marked and which academics are not engaging with the system
Basically, students will automatically come up as ‘Present’ by default in the mark register page, but this information won’t be represented on the report page unless the register is submitted.
Let us know if you think this is a good / bad idea, and if you’ve got any other suggestions for improvements.
For the start of 2016 we’ve just released a brand new wordress theme called “Southampton University Theme 2016” for those members of staff who wish to deliver innovative module content using wordpress.
Key points about this new theme:
It has the look and feel of the new University brand
Its fully mobile responsive
Content can be grouped into topics lectures and slides
Lectures have the following options:
All media and videos are automatically collated and displayed in a references appendix
To enable this new theme go to your dashboard > Appearance > Themes and enable “Southampton University Theme 2016”.
If you’d like help using the theme or anything else get in touch by emailing email@example.com
We’ve recently updated some of our plugins, including the “Ultimate Tiny MCE” that was used on approx 30 sites. This recent update added some unwanted messages / functionality and so we have deactivated that plugin and instead installed the ‘Tiny MCE Advanced’ plugin which does the same job but better.
Thereforem if you previously had the Ultimate Teiny MCE plugin please activate the new one (Tiny MCE Advanced) to restore that functionality.