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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Study: Small Changes in Homework Improves Learning

A study conducted by researchers at Rice and Duke Universities, and published by the journal Educational Psychology Review, revealed that small changes in homework practices can improve student learning and performance on examinations. Read the full article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Moodle Fixed

The problems that we were experiencing earlier today with Moodle have now been fixed. Thank you for your understanding.

Moodle Issues

Moodle is currently returning errors in some circumstances, such as downloading grades or uploading files, for some people in some browsers. We are currently working on a solution and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

 

QR Codes in Education

QR codes (Quick Response codes) are two-dimensional bar codes which when scanned with the camera of a mobile device such as tablet or smartphone, can take the user to a variety of digital content. This includes linking to a website, a PDF document, an e-mail address, a video file, or an audio file. For schools […]

 

Un-enrolling Students in Moodle

If you are looking to remove a student from your Moodle course who has dropped the course, but still shows up in your Moodle class roster, please fill out the Moodle Request Form or email moodle@gustavus.edu with the pertinent information. Please provide the student’s username or full name and the name of the course to […]

 

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 […]

 

Powerful Ways to Open and Close a Presentation

Opening a Presentation Tell a Story Here’s the amazing thing about stories: If your presentation is based solely on facts and stats then you r audience is going to react in one of two ways: 1) agree or 2) disagree. However, if you tell a story, your audience will participate with you. Point to the […]