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6 Quiz Tips for Moodle

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The Moodle Quiz is a powerful tool, and can save you hours of grading (or at least the walk to-and-from Belk Library to drop off and pick up your Scantrons). With only minor tweaking, your Quiz can be automatically graded, with the results released to your students when you choose. It’s very easy to assess and …

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Getting started with Google Drive

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The rumors are true—Google Drive is the new adoptive parent of Google Docs. Google Drive is a free online file storage service. You can upload and share any kind of file to your Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, photos and videos so that they are accessible from any laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, …

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Designed for learning: Four reasons why Moodle is a better LMS

Did you know that Moodle will be Elon’s only Learning Management System (LMS) beginning this summer (2012)? An old proverb states, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” Our switch from Blackboard to Moodle opens a door to customizing your course site. Four reasons we think it makes a better LMS solution: Designed for learning. …

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Fixing poor performance habits quickly and tactfully

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It’s difficult for theater students to become aware of their habits and quirks until they can clearly see them. Kirby Wahl, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, uses Kodak Playtouch video cameras to take easy shots of his students that help them identify their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Wahl teaches an introductory voice and movement class …

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Sophie Adamson: Instilling Intrinsic Motivation

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French, believes her students work much harder when they want to learn. She instills intrinsic motivation in her students by placing them in situations that require them to speak French. “I try to make my assignments feel real,” Adamson says. “If you don’t learn your grammar, you won’t have anything to …

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