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Instructional Design Blog

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Moodle News for the Week of Sept 22-27

(Moodle Updates) Permanent link

In this episode:

  • Goodbye to old Moodle.
  • Hello to course evals
  • My file is too big!

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of the library MC248)

Thursday, 26 Sept Open Session + TracDat: 9:30-12
Friday, 27 Sept Open Session + TracDat: 9:30-12
 

Moodle tip of the week:

  1. Old Moodle changes. If you need to access 2014SU classes that started before 08 June, you will need to contactcourserequest@viterbo.edu, and we will send you a link. The new Moodle will be down on Friday 17 October from 8:00a-about 10:00a while we apply some changes.
  2. Hello to Course Evals. Yup, it’s that time again. Evaluations for classes that end anytime during the 1st7 week term of the semester (that’s before 11 October) will be evaluated from 28 Sept-12 Oct. Students will receive an email, and we will be emailing faculty as well.
  3. My file is too big!If you have a narrated PowerPoint that is too big to upload into Moodle, you can save it as a video and upload it to the Ensemble streaming server.Instructions for streaming PowerPoints

Need Help?

Remember you can get awesome tutorials online 24/7 at http://viterbo.libguides.com/moodle.

Student Response Systems

(Technologies for Teaching and Learning) Permanent link

Student response systems allow instructors to interact ask questions and invite live (anonymous) student response via an electronic device to invite and track student participation and attention in class. The following handout was developed following a demonstration by Top Hat, a student response system provider: http://libguides.viterbo.edu/loader.php?type=d&id=1223093. The handout outlines some of the features of Top Hat software, as well as a couple others used on campus, including TurningPoint and Socrative.

For more information, please go to http://libguides.viterbo.edu/studentresponse.

Using Turnitin Assignments Effectively

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You may know of Turnitin via "Turnitin Assignments" in Moodle. Turnitin assigments allow instructors to check students submissions for similarity to other student submissions and internet sources.

Turnitin.com offers a series of webcasts to learn how to more effectively use Turnitin Assignments. Click on the following link to learn more: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/webcasts.

Recording Presentations (Narrated Powerpoints)

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On Wednesday, Sept. 10, instructional designer Cari Mathwig Ramseier presented a session on recording presentations (narrating powerpoints). If you wanted to attend but were unable to do so, resources for the presentation may be found via http://libguides.viterbo.edu/content.php?pid=336016&sid=4775399  …under “Adding Video.”

If you have questions about effective practices for recording presentations, please contact Cari Mathwig Ramseier via email or x3868.

Moodle News for the Week of Sept. 8-12

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Hello Moodlers,

In this episode:

  • Beyond the Narrated PowerPoint.
  • I STILL can’t find my class!
  • I am trying to enrol a ….?
 

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of the library MC248)

   
Wednesday, 10 Sept Lunch and Learn: Recording Presentations 12p
Thursday, 11 Sept Open Session + TracDat: 9:30a-12p
Friday, 12 Sept Open Session + TracDat: 9:30a-12p
 

Moodle tip of the week:

  1. Recording Presentations. On Wednesday, September 10th, from 12-1pm in the Learning Commons, Cari Mathwig Ramseier will facilitate a discussion and share effective practices for recording and posting presentations online.
  2. Wait, what?Yes, people are still having issues finding their classes. If you have contacted me, know that you are NOT alone, I may or may not have done the same thing on occasion ;). We are all getting tricked by handy bookmarks. We will soon be moving the web address for the old Moodle to the new. We will still be able to access Old Moodle for a few months, but it won’t be sneaking up on you anymore. Tune in here for news.
  3. How do I enrol someone in my class?On occasion there is a need to enroll people into your class or group. One of the big questions, especially for large classes or groups is that the user being searched for is not showing up on the list. If you are spelling the name correctly, then they are probably already enrolled. If a student or instructor will be enrolled via Vitnet, please don’t manually enrol them.Instructions for enrolling users
 

Need Help?

Remember you can get awesome tutorials online 24/7 at http://viterbo.libguides.com/moodle.

You can also get help by emailing courserequest@viterbo.edu this works better than emailing Chad or I directly or leaving voicemail for us.

   

Happy Monday!