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2015 JTerm and Spring Courses in Moodle

The Moodle server has been populated with the 2015 JTerm and Spring Semester courses as of December 1, 2014. Class lists will be updated daily as students drop/add courses, but the courses are ready for you to customize with content. We encourage you to add course syllabi, outlines, and other content. If you would like […]

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Moodle Mania: Forums

A Forum is a Forum is a Forum… well, not really! There are many different types of Moodle forums and so many different ways you can use them in your classroom. How about using a forum as a social space for students to get to know one another? Or as a help center where tutors and […]

Moodle Mania: Don’t be a Gradebook Failure

Confused about how to set up your Gradebook in Moodle? What’s the difference between “simple weighted mean of grades” and “weighted mean of grades?” How do you create and use a rubric in Moodle? Can you export your grades to Excel? Come join us on Friday, October 3rd, 1:30-2:20pm in the Olin Technology Classroom (OH […]

 

Moodle “Groups” Training This Friday

Want to break up your large class into smaller discussion groups? Maybe you have a meta course that already has groups created, but you’re not sure how to use them. Simplify your grading in meta courses with groups. Join us for an informal session on using groups in your Moodle courses on Friday, September 19 […]

 

Moodle Mania this Friday!

Moodle Mania this Friday, August 29, 2014 from 1:30-4:30pm in the Olin Technology Classroom (OTC)! Need help importing resources from an older course? Maybe just a refresher on how to add an activity or resource? Or maybe you’ve never used Moodle before? Come on over to the OTC and we’ll be happy to help! If you […]

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TTT: All Things Moodle

Don’t miss the first Teachers Talking Technology (TTT) sponsored by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. The topic is “All Things Moodle.” A great opportunity to find out how other faculty are using Moodle, share your experiences, and review the basics of getting your course ready for the semester. Two identical programs run at […]

 

Need a meta course in Moodle?

Q: What IS a meta course anyway? A: A meta course is a single course that is created from multiple courses. For example, if you teach two sections of an identical course – and don’t want to maintain two separate courses in Moodle – we can create a meta course that combines the two sections […]

 

2014 Fall Moodle Courses Now Available!

The Moodle server has been populated with the 2014 Fall courses. Please note that class lists continue to be updated daily as first year students continue to activate their accounts over the summer. This is especially important for FTS instructors; so please check your class roster regularly, as it will change significantly over the summer. Gustavus […]

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Flipped Learning Skepticism: Can Students Really Learn on Their Own?

A recent post by Robert Talbert in The Chronicle’s “Casting Out Nines” blog addresses opponents concerns that all students can’t learn “on their own” or aren’t able to “self-regulate” their own learning. Read the entire post here. Robert Talbert is a mathematician and educator with interests in cryptology, computer science, and STEM education. I am affiliated […]

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Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Campus Technology presented a webinar on Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices. Leeja Carter, PhD and Assistant Professor and Training Coordinator for the Sport and Health Psychology Program and Sarah Fornero, M.A. Assistant Professor and Training Coordinator for the Sport and Health Psychology Program at Adler School of Professional Psychology […]