DAY 2 Friday 12th April 2019

Freya feeds her babies twice a day – early in the morning and late in the evening. We have noticed the skin colour developing: darker, less pink.

You can see in this video that they’re starting to make noises!:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipN104HQh8XkprrCpKdyQUUPBqHNeN5QEbaHzICC

By Dex

Today, we also found out how important it is to check the babies day by day. My mum was very worried that if Freya smelt a human scent, she would abandon the babies….But I knew that domestic rabbits are used to human contact – especially Freya!.

The reason I needed to hold the babies was to check their bellies for size – rabbit babies should have nice, round bellies since if they aren’t full they will starve. This is one of the babies that stayed still long enough for us to get a good pic! By Dex

DAY 6 Tuesday 16th April 2019

Today we noticed that the rabbits are moving a lot more. They seem like they are on their own little mission. Watch today’s video:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNHEwIQ1oJmFnWJjuH3ymnTI_mMR0fMnG50-jlx

This is the size difference between the runt and one the biggest in the litter. They are latched on th their mum!

DAY 1 Thursday 11th April 2019

Hello! This is day one of the Freya and Reggie baby bunny blog. But let’s rewind to the day before…..Initially we weren’t sure that our FreyFrey was pregnant but then we saw a major clue….Freya was pulling out fur from her ruff on her chest – frantically. So, we knew something was up…..

Dexter first found the babies. They were all tucked up in their nest, squirming about. We got absolutely overwhlemed at these FIVE BABY RABBITS!!!!

By Otto

P.S In fact, we need to back up further our first signs that Freya was pregnant came two weeks ago when we woke up one morning to find her furiously gathering large amounts of hay in her mouth to make a nest….See this:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPYc10pwtG

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A quick note here about the proud father! Reggie the wonderful little bunny has pretty much made a full recovery from his ‘paresis’ – partial paralysis, of the hind legs – apparently very common in rabbits.

Miraculously, with the worming medicine he can now run and hop a little more each day.


Mum started to get worried that Freya wasn’t spending much time with them as she knew cats, dogs and human mums don’t leave their newborns…Freya seemed to be sitting away from the nest, resting or eating….. She was worried that they wouldn’t get enough milk. So I researched how rabbits look after their babies and it turns out since they are ‘prey’ animals, they try to attract as little attention as possible to their babies. This was why Freya was ‘making out’ there were no babies. By Dex

pPlan: a Personal Development Planning & Mentoring tool

I don’t want to repeat what can currently read on the tools site https://pplan-prototype1.herokuapp.com  (offline now https://my.pplan.xyz), or seen in the planning essentials sheet or  user guide page .  Also problems/questions this prototype is trying to answer can be seen in the survey.  So the four screenshots below are intented to give a quick insight into how the tool can be used from a mentors point of view, although the metees view is not hugely different as the user guide illustrates.

Figrure 1 below is the dashboard of a user who has a mentor themself, but is also a mentor to three individuals. The dashboard displays links to the boards of these three mentees as well as links to request other mentors/mentees and withdraw informed consent.  Note: click images to enlarge

pPlan Dashboard
figure 1: pPlan Dashboard of user who is a mentor to 3 individuals

Figure 2 below is a “mentors” view on their “mentee’s” Board (Grid-mapped view).  The idea is users can develop their plans by creating different ideal situations/goals to which they can add one or many SMART plans… All of whcih can receive inline feedback from authorised mentors:

Mentors view of mentees board
figure 2: Mentors view of mentees board (Grid-mapped view) – where inline feedback on artefacts can be given by mentors

Although the prototype attempts to capture the minimum “background” information a mentor might need from a student by including a “Current Situation” description section and a Values inventory, from feedback on the tool already received it is clear the chief selling point is the structure provided to the student and mentor to model the thinking and planning process for future events – and receive inline feedback. For example, this overarching student planning board encompasses achieving course success and career planning: https://my.pplan.xyz/board/grid-mapped-view/14/

This board is more focused only supporting the internship placement: https://my.pplan.xyz/board/grid-mapped-view/5/

(NOTE: these are “view only” links – you need to setup a pPlan account to use tool)

Figure 3 below is an administrator view displaying some of the tools backend administration.  The tool has been built using the python Django webframework and is hosted securely in the cloud.

pPlan Administration
Figure 3: pPlan Administrator portal

Figure 4 below is a site map showing most of the pages the inter relationships

Figure4: Site map of the pPlan prototype

To be clear this is a prototype tool being beta tested online now (August & September 2018).  So feedback is welcome and will be useful in helping to decide future development.

Rudimentary system for importing Canvas grades into the Student Information System

SIS integration is a topic discussed at the CanvasUKHE Group & the need for cases studies which illustrate what is possible and how it is achieved in practice. These slides and code could contribute to case studies regarding the integration of assessment & grades data with SIS or MIS systems

Content first posted on here: https://twitter.com/JagoBrown/status/900621690144686080

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