TEL developments for the new academic year

Following the VLE Review consultation where we spoke to hundreds of staff and students it became clear that there were some things we could do now to make things better and to make it easier for you, as subject experts, to create and manage high quality course content in a sustainable and consistent way. We are now looking to make these improvements and to ensure we have the best possible virtual learning environment for the University and for our students.

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Course Refresh

From May, you’ll be able to decide which course materials you want to carry over, which materials you want to leave behind, and to refresh your courses at a time which suits you best.

Click here to view more information and to see the options available to you

New Course Design Templates

Part of the recent changes in MOLE are the introduction of new course templates. This may be in the form of an improved institutional template, designed to help structure material such as assessment activity and course content, or your department may decide to use their own bespoke template instead.

Click here for more information and to view the template

Programme level courses

From this year you will be able to have programme level courses, which will focus on a programme. These aim to replace custom courses, where possible, and are available on request. These courses will, once requested, have students enrolled auromatically

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New look and feel

Over summer 2017 we will be upgrading MOLE. The upgrade will include a new and improved look and feel along with some new features. There will also be a new video hosting tool which will be launched at TELFest.

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New Module Lead Instructor Role

A new Module Lead Instructor role will been created in MOLE. Module leader information is taken from UMS

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Turnitin

Over summer 2017 we will be upgrading Turnitin to the new version - Feedback Studio. The upgrade will include a new look and feel which will be launched at TELFest.

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Linked Courses

There is a new process for linking courses.

Click here for more information and to submit a link request

Kaltura Digital Media Hub

The Kaltura Digital Media Hub is a new portal for audio-visual material for the University. It is designed to be the primary location from which to deliver the University’s audio-visual media. All University staff will have an account on the portal, and will be able to upload, create and curate media items to share with colleagues or with the wider world.

Access Kaltura Digital Media Hub through the All services menu in MUSE.

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Access the Digital Media Hub here

Guest Access in MOLE

Guest access will allow staff to view another course within MOLE that they are not enrolled on as an instructor. It supports staff in taking a programme level view and facilitates opportunities to learn from what works well for other colleagues.

Click here to find out more about Guest Access in MOLE.

Get in touch

While the details of all these developments will be available soon, should you have a question about any of them please get in touch with us by emailing

TEL@Sheffield.ac.uk