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4 Moodle tips for teaching Winter Term courses

Photo - Walking into a blizzard

Teaching a course in Winter Term can be intense. Not only do you have less time to teach the class, you also have less time for the out-of-class work. Things like providing feedback and entering grades are two time-consuming aspects of any course that can become overwhelming in the condensed schedule of a Winter Term …

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How baseball has helped me use technology in teaching and mentoring

Antonio Izzo - baseball fan

People often advise us to keep our work separate from our personal lives, but I think for many of us the two feed each other. Recently, I was reflecting on technology use in my academic life, and it occurred to me that many of the tools I use had been stolen from my life outside of academics. Coaching baseball has been my proving ground for learning the potential uses of various technology tools. Continue Reading

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Moodle Show and Tell: Religious studies professor Lynn Huber

Show and Tell.

This week, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) is featuring Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies, and her REL 325 course page with its use of the highlight feature, Wiki page integration, and incorporation of photos. In its new Moodle series, Moodle Show and Tell, TLT highlights Elon faculty who have constructed especially useful, helpful, …

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Moodle Show and Tell: English professor Paula Patch

Show and tell.

In its new Moodle series, Moodle Show and Tell, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) will highlight Elon faculty who have constructed especially useful, helpful, and unique Moodle pages for their courses. This week, TLT is featuring Paula Patch, lecturer of English, and her personalized ENG 110 course page with its structured layout, helpful widgets, and …

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Students highlight online summer courses as opportunity to get ahead

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With the summer quickly approaching, it is hard to decide what to do to fill you summer free time. You could apply for internships, just get a summer job close to home or take summer courses. If you choose to follow the academic route, Elon’s summer courses are split into two sessions and classes are …

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Moodle Musings: How to use Moodle quizzes

Moodle quiz meme

Though some individuals may consider testing an infrequent, high-stake activity and only provide written midterm and final exams to their students, others may choose to proctor more frequent, low-risk quizzes throughout the semester. Moodle quizzes provide a quick, flexible way for faculty to gauge student comprehension and to diagnose student performance more frequently throughout their …

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Dr. Gerald Dillashaw uses Moodle quizzes to assess students in online summer course

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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the second online course discussion group for new online faculty on Friday, March 15.  These discussion groups focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments, and each meeting has an emphasis on a particular topic. This meeting concentrated on testing and online discussions. Dr. Gerald Dillashaw, …

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Moodle Musings: Why you should avoid using Internet Explorer

Anything but IE

In the world of Internet browsers, Internet Explorer (IE) is the black sheep of the family. Despite Microsoft’s attempts to modernize the browser, it still suffers from several flaws in how it displays webpages, which causes many irregularities in Moodle. So, the best use of IE may be to download another browser. Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist …

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Moodle Musings: Save time uploading files by using the drag-and-drop function

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Interested in learning how to upload files to your Moodle courses in less than one second? Faculty can now use Moodle’s drag-and-drop function to quickly and easily upload individual documents or entire folders onto their Moodle pages. Moodle’s drag-and-drop feature dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes you to upload files by allowing you to …

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