Online alternatives to cancelling class

Posted on: September 5, 2019 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning
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When the unexpected occurs and you can’t make it to campus, cancelling class is not your only option. Consider using online alternatives instead.

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Explore interactive Moodle course content with H5P

Posted on: August 26, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Example of Flashcards activity in H5P plugin

Refresh your Moodle course and increase student engagement by adding interactive content with the H5P plugin. Learn more about the tool and how to use it as a complement to your course.

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Belk Library to update Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning 

Posted on: August 1, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, News
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On Monday, Aug. 5, Belk Library will update Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. Learn more about key features, other important changes that impact Elon faculty, staff and students, and review step-by-step instructions for activating your LinkedIn Learning account.

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Explore ways Elon faculty utilize Kaltura in class, online

Posted on: May 22, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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The use of video can be very effective in teaching. Whether for an online course or to enhance in-person instruction, video can promote active learning and keep students engaged. Elon faculty have free access to Kaltura – a video platform that allows instructors to easily create and share videos and screencasts with students.

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A closer look: New features in Moodle 3.6

Posted on: May 20, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Preview new features of the upcoming Moodle 3.6 upgrade, which Elon will update to on Wednesday, May 29, from 3 a.m.-7 a.m.

On Wednesday, May 29, Moodle will be upgraded to version 3.6 from 3 a.m.-7 a.m. The latest upgrade offers several new features to help you customize your experience, offer feedback on assignments and identify duplicate content. This mandatory Moodle update also will refresh existing features and introduce minor look and feel changes.

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Moodle video series highlights key features to help calculate grades

Posted on: April 30, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle
Elon faculty: Need help navigating Moodle? Calculating final course grades. New video series offers guidance through key Moodle features to help you calculate grades more efficiently.

Calculating grades is a time-consuming process for many instructors, but taking advantage of key grading features in Moodle can help lessen the load.

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

Posted on: February 4, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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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.

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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
Depiction of Moodle Quizzes

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 features to consider when designing and delivering your online quizzes in Moodle.

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What to expect with this week’s Moodle upgrade

Posted on: December 19, 2018 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning
elon moodle upgrade December 21

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 new features. Explore more about each new addition.

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Need to Cancel Class? Try These 4 Online Alternatives Instead!

Posted on: April 9, 2018 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning

Whether you have a planned absence on the calendar, or inclement weather suddenly threatens to cancel your lecture, there are several ways to hold an effective class digitally. Read on to learn about online tools that can help keep your class on track when holding class isn’t possible.

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