Moodle Upgrade – Invitation to Test


I am sure you are all very busy but I wonder have you about 1 hour to spare next Thursday 6th June?

The University is deploying an upgrade to Moodle in July 2013 in time for the September 2013 restart. We are looking for student testers to test the Moodle upgrade at any time over Thursday 6th June. Testing would be done from your home / office and should take no more than an hour. Feedback is due back to us on Friday 7th June 10am BST.

We will provide all testing scripts, log in, and details for you if you are interested.

Please email if you have time and can assist. We really appreciate your time and input and this feedback will be invaluable to us moving forward with deployment.

Thank you in advance,


Call for Assistance: UAT Collaborate v12, MyEd and i-Devices

As you may already know, Collaborate is the new virtual classroom service offered by Information Services.

More details on Collaborate at: . This service has been live since summer (via Moodle and Learn) and early November (via MyEd). We are striving to provide an up-to-date service.

Currently the University is running version 11. However version 12 was recently released which provides all the functionality of version 11 plus the ability for users to access a Collaborate session (as a participant) on an Apple Mobile device (iPhone 4+ and all versions of the iPad).

IS colleagues are currently carrying out testing however we now need assistance from students with the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for Collaborate and MyEd.

We require users who will have access to an iPad (any version) and/or iPhone (version 4 +) for UAT. The testing process should take no longer than 1.5 hours and is scheduled for Wednesday 12th December. Test credentials and a test script will be provided (via email on the 12th). We will need all completed testing scripts, with feedback, by Thursday 13th December 1pm.

Could you please email Myles Blaney (  if you have time to assist with testing? Can you also confirm whether you will be using an iPhone and/or iPad and which device generation you will be using? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,  Fiona Littleton

Invitation to Virtual Graduation

The annual MSc in E-learning virtual graduation will take place:

11am (GMT), Thursday 29 November at Venue@Vue

All are welcome to attend!

The virtual graduation event will be an opportunity to watch the ceremony together live in Second Life, to support all avatar graduands and to celebrate the graduation with other students and some of the programme team.

If you would like to attend then email Fiona Littleton ( Please include your avatar name in the email confirmation as well.

Please do prepare in advance. A new release of Second Life may need to be downloaded. Quick time needs to be up to date. And you may want time to choose your graduation outfit as well! Contact Fiona if you need advice on outfits or if you need Lindens!

Detailed information about Virtual Graduation is available online at:

Hope to see you there!


Call for assistance – Collaborate and MyEd integration

Collaborate is the new virtual classroom service offered by Information Services, University of Edinburgh. It is currently integrated with various University VLEs: Moodle, Learn and EEMeC. In early November, we are implementing a Collaborate Integration in to MyEd which will be available to both students and staff. We hope this integration will be especially useful to students collaborating at a distance. A student will be able to create a Collaborate session/room without intervention. More details on Collaborate at:

We need assistance with the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for this Collaborate Integration with MyEd on Tuesday 16th October (sorry for short notice). All test logins and test scripts will be provided at the time and you can run the testing from your office desk/home. We would need about a 1.5 hour testing time from you on Tuesday 16th October. This is a great way to feedback on the design and usability of the integration but to also get a look at the integration early.

We will need all completed testing scripts, with feedback, by Wednesday 17th October 9am (UK time). All scripts and details will be provided to you.

Could you please email Fiona Littleton ( if you have time to assist with testing? Can you also confirm whether you are a PC or Mac user and which browser you would prefer to test on? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you – Fiona

Call for help!

The University of Edinburgh is currently in the midst of a procurement process for a “Virtual Classroom Application”. As part of this process we would value some feedback on the product(s) from students/alumni. Many MScEL colleagues are involved in the procurement. Tomorrow, Tuesday 10th January, we will be testing one of the tendered products online and we would really appreciate an hour of your valuable time. Apologies for short notice.

We will run two sessions online within the system:
Tuesday 10th January 4pm – 5pm (GMT)
Tuesday 10th January 7.30pm-8.30pm (GMT)

We will provide a “testing script” to assist you with the testing and a link to a survey for gathering feedback after. The system uses Java and doesn’t take too long to set up (as long as you have access rights to the Java install required) – and you enter the virtual testing room via a URL. It would be ideal, but not obligatory, if you have a webcam, microphone and ear phones.

If you have time and can assist us then please RSVP directly to for the set up details, log in details and the testing “script” to assist you.

Thank you in advance,