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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

 

Moodle maintenance on September 17th

The Moodle 2.5 server will be down for maintenance today, September 17th, from 4:45pm to 6:00pm. During this maintenance time, users will not be able to access courses. Once the maintenance is complete, important improvements will be in place and all courses will again be available. If you experience any problems with Moodle after the […]

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Flip Your Classroom!

An interesting article in the June issue of Campus Technology journal titled “The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom.” A short but informative article regarding a report from the Flipped Learning Network, George Mason University and the Pearson’s Center for Educator Effectiveness about flipped classrooms. (Read the full report here.)

 

Moodle Unavailable During Upgrade

As announced this spring, Moodle 1.9 to will be upgraded to the newest version (2.5) this summer. In order to make the transition from the current server to the new server, Moodle will be unavailable from 12 noon on Tuesday, June 25th to noon on Wednesday, June 26th. Please plan accordingly. Beginning on Wednesday, June 26th at […]