Moodle Support: Missing a course on your list? Here’s what may be happening

Posted on: February 4, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle
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It’s the first day of spring semester and you’ve logged into Moodle, only to find that one of your courses is missing. Whether you’re a student or an instructor, this can be a little unsettling. But don’t panic. Here’s what may be happening. Are you a student? If you are a student and cannot see your Moodle …

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Tips for designing and delivering quizzes in Moodle

Posted on: January 9, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle
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Last spring, Moodle quizzes were created in almost 200 courses across the University; many faculty have turned to the Moodle Quiz tool as an alternative to traditional Scantron bubble sheets. Whether you were one of the many who utilized this tool for administering quizzes, or you are new to this feature-rich tool, here are some …

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What to expect with this week’s Moodle upgrade

Posted on: December 19, 2018 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Technology@Elon, In the News, Moodle
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This Friday, from 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Elon will upgrade to Moodle version 3.5. During this time Moodle will be unavailable to all users. All existing Moodle course data will be backed up and restored during the upgrade. This mandatory vendor upgrade will update existing features, introduce minor look and feel changes, and provide users with a few …

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5 Moodle tips to start the semester

Posted on: August 22, 2017 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle
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It’s time to get your Moodle courses ready! Here are five helpful (and short) tutorials for building your Moodle course at the start of the semester.

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Moodle Calendar: Helpful tool for online courses

Posted on: March 8, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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The Moodle calendar is one of my favorite features, and especially helpful for Elon students partaking in the summer online program. If you use the standard Moodle assignments and add a due date to the course activity, Moodle automatically propagates that information to the course calendar block as an event! The calendar automatically keeps track of and …

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Wiki ideas for math, science, history and literature courses

Posted on: March 3, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents that has many class uses.  Here are some suggestions to use wikis in your Math, Science, History and Literature classes. Math Calculus or statistics space for difficult problems so students can collaborate to find solutions and see different approaches to the same tasks. Applied concepts where …

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Encourage class-wide participation with Moodle Forums

Posted on: March 3, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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A Moodle forum is an asynchronous communication activity used to discuss various course topics.  There are several types of forums and different purposes for each.  Choosing the right forum Standard Forum is best suited for large discussions monitored by the instructor, or for social forums facilitated by students.  A standard forum may have numerous threads and require …

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Elements of successful journaling

Posted on: February 18, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Journals are a means self analysis and reflection.  Journaling requires students to synthesize materials, compose their thoughts, and write their opinions about specific topics. This allows instructors to build relationships with students individually. Key elements There are several key elements identified in the research for successful journaling: Identify what a journal is to you, and the …

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Using Moodle for collaboration

Posted on: February 8, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings

Did you know it’s easy to create a collaborative environment in Moodle using several communication tools? “A bird in the hand is good, but a bird in the bush might sing,” states an old Chinese proverb.  We know Moodle has collaborative tools, but how can it support student-led activities and collaboration?  In addition to forums, instructors …

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Teaching class while off campus with Moodle

Posted on: February 1, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Did you know it’s easy to create a unit in Moodle to hold class virtually? Opportunities arise for faculty to attend/present at conferences during the term. As travel remains an important piece of teaching, holding class while off campus provides professors peace of mind that students are still learning, synthesizing and assimilating information. Creating a course …

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