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New Features in Moodle version 2.9 and Fall courses ready!

The Core Services team updated our version of Moodle to version 2.9 and with it comes some GREAT enhancements!! Thank you to Paul and the rest of the team for their hard work on this upgrade 🙂 As an added bonus: Fall courses are imported and ready! We have also created a YouTube Playlist on our […]

Looking for Moodle Training?

Gustavus Faculty and Staff, Trying to embed a YouTube video within a Moodle Course? Maybe you’re looking to introduce some interactive activities that are available in Moodle, but you’re just not quite sure how or where to start. Or possibly you just have a simple Moodle question related to gradebook. Regardless of your question, we […]

How to OCR a .PDF File

Suppose you wanted to digitize a magazine article or a chapter from a textbook. Maybe you’re putting a great research study article up on Moodle, and you want your students or a fellow colleague to read it. You could spend hours retyping the article, or you could simply scan the article and save it as […]

7 Random, Useful, and Free iPhone Apps

1. RunKeeper RunKeeper is similar to Nike+, designed for keeping track of workout distances. However, while previously offered as ‘pro’ and ‘free’ versions, the developer now includes all the features in one free app. This allows users to utilize the iPhone’s GPS capabilities to track jogging and cycling routes, and examine mapping and details of your […]

Firefox Tip: Deleting 1 item from History

Have you ever wanted to delete one item from your Firefox browsing history? Maybe that misspelled site that you keep visiting when you type a URL with a similar name because you type too quickly? Gogle instead of Google? It happens.  To delete this one item from your history, follow these 3 steps: 1) Start […]

Webinar: Video Conferencing in Higher Ed

Are you interested in discussing how you can enhance your curriculum, extend your reach, and incorporate field experts in your classroom using the video conferencing technologies on campus? Please join us on Wednesday, March 10th at 1pm, in the Olin Technology Classroom for a webinar – Video Conferencing in Higher Education: Enhance Curriculums, Extend Reach, & […]

Fall ’08 Moodle Courses Now Available

The Gustavus Moodle Server has been populated with all the current courses scheduled for Fall Semester 2008 for those faculty members who would like to transfer course materials from last year or set up a new course in preparation for the start of school in the Fall. For information on transferring materials from one course to […]

Media Services: New for Fall 2007

The Media Services staff worked tirelessly over the summer to design a new, online check-out system. Should faculty, staff, or students need cameras, lights, microphones, or any other equipment offered by media services, they can simply go here and log in with their Gustavus username and password. After reading an agreement, users can check out […]


With the start of the 2007-2008 school year, an increased number of faculty have used Moodle to access and post information about their classes. Moodle is an interactive program that allows faculty to upload syllabi and articles online for student use. They can also monitor online class discussions via the forum and issue quizzes, along […]