Xerte upgrade issues, problem identified, new upgrade date 12th June

Our colleagues in IT Services experienced an issue during yesterdays Xerte upgrade which resulted in the service being unavailable till 9:30am this morning.

They have identified the cause of the issue and have rolled back to the previous version and Xerte is now live.

This means the feedback bug experienced in limited circumstances has not been fixed. We will upgrade Xerte with the latest version Wednesday 12th June to fix this issue.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the downtime.

New DEO Assessment Development Case Study

The DEO has a new case study to share, available here on our case studies page.

Creative Assessment Submission – Video, Audio and Zines

Dr Rosie Nelson from SPAIS shares their work with Martin Nutbeem and the rest of the DEO to develop a digitally supported, decolonized approach to teaching and assessment on their Queering Sexuality and Gender unit in the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS). The assessment involved students creating and submitting media in the form of video, audio or a ‘Zine.  

Thanks to Dr Nelson for writing this case study. If you are looking for inspiration for developing your own assessments, this case study or one of the others on our site provides a great starting point. If you’d like support in developing digitally supported assessments, please contact the Digital Education Office. 

Xerte upgrade 18th July

IT Services will be upgrading Xerte to version 3.12 between 8am and 1pm on Tuesday 18th July. During this time, Xerte resources will be unavailable to staff and students. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

This upgrade brings security updates and improved functionality, including:

  • XOT enhancements and new functionality.
  • Bootstrap template bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Editor enhancements including links to wiki guidance.
  • Accessibility enhancements.

We will update the blog when Xerte is available again. If you have any questions, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk

Xerte upgrade 11th August

IT Services will be upgrading Xerte to version 3.11 between 8am and 1pm on Thursday 11th August. During this time, Xerte resources will be unavailable to staff and students. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

This upgrade brings security updates and improved functionality, including:

  • Accessibility enhancements and responsiveness.
  • Improvements to Bootstrap Template.
  • Access codes (password protect sections to add elements of gamification, e.g. Escape Room style content).
  • Improved WYSIWYG editor for text areas.
  • Spellchecker improvements.

We will update the blog when Xerte is available again. If you have any questions, please contact digital-education@bristol.ac.uk