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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Explore ways Elon faculty utilize Kaltura in class, online

Posted on: May 22, 2019 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Illustration of online video instruction.

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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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, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
Calendar

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, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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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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