Xerte Show & Tell - 12th May 2015

xerte logoXerte is an open-source web authoring tool, which enables the creation of media-rich learning resources such as quizzes, user guides and content collections. The purpose of this session was to introduce what Xerte is to teaching and support staff and to share current examples.


1. Welcome & Introduction - Sarah Sherman, BLE
2. Introduction to Xerte - Peter Leffek, Birkbeck
3. Who's done what - four "Lightning Strike Presentations" colleagues across the Colleges

  • Elizabeth Charles, Birkbeck
    - Understanding your reading list

  • Steve Hirons, Birkbeck
    Steve Hirons
    Steve explains how he teaches properties of minerals to
    distant learners using learning objects he's created in Xerte

4. Getting Clever with Xerte - Colin Loughlin, University of Surrey


  • Sarah has set up a mailing list for all Bloomsbury staff who are interested in Xerte. Join the list here.
  • Sarah is investigating arranging access to a Xerte environment for colleagues at LSHTM, RVC and UCL IoE.

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Useful links
Xerte Community website - http://www.xerte.org.uk/index.php?lang=en 
Xerte toolkit, which demonstrates the different functionality of Xerte (NB it is the older version) http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_8203 

Recording of the session

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