Students create Moodle-based treasure hunt

Posted on: November 16, 2015 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle

When most people think about using Moodle, the first word that comes to mind is probably not “fun.” But a group of Honors Fellows recently found a creative and, yes, even fun way to use the site—they employed Moodle to run the second semesterly National Treasure Scavenger Hunt for their fellow Honors students. How it began Jacquelyn Lanphear, …

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Moodle improvements for Fall 2015

Posted on: August 17, 2015 | By: Sara Vanderpool | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning

Moodlerooms, Elon’s Moodle hosting provider, upgraded our Moodle installation to version 2.8 on July 9th, 2015. This upgrade included several changes and new features for the gradebook, forums, and quizzes, which are highlighted below. Gradebook improvements Improved grader report Many improvements have been made to the grade book, with the grader report now functional across all devices, including …

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6 tips for teaching online during Elon’s summer terms

Posted on: April 28, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Online Instruction, Teaching & Learning

How do you engage students without seeing them face-to-face? How does the time commitment of teaching an online course compare to teaching an in-class course? How should I communicate with my students? These questions are among the several Elon faculty members might have as they navigate the challenges of designing and teaching online courses for …

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Dr. Eric Bauer uses Moodle to simplify the peer review process

Posted on: April 8, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle

For years, Dr. Eric Bauer of the biology department has had students peer-review term papers and lab reports, and struggled to find an effective way to send papers back and forth. What he didn’t know was a solution was right in front of him. With the help of Moodle’s workshop tool, Dr. Bauer has made …

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6 Quiz Tips for Moodle

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael Vaughn | Filed under: Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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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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Preparing your spring course in Moodle

Posted on: January 31, 2014 | By: Sara Vanderpool | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning

Winter term has flown by and spring semester will be starting on February 4th. Now’s the time to prepare your spring semester Moodle courses! Below you will find some useful tips and links to allow this process to be as smooth as possible.  Setup your course All spring semester course shells have been created. If you’ve taught …

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4 Moodle tips for teaching Winter Term courses

Posted on: December 6, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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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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Giving students a choice in Moodle

Posted on: October 17, 2013 | By: Sara Vanderpool | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle

Do you wish you could gather quick feedback from your students about how your course is going?  Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a way for students to self-enroll in groups or pick assignment topics in Moodle? Well, the Moodle Choice activity can do all of those things (and many more).  What is the Choice Activity? The …

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Create quick quizzes in Moodle with Word

Posted on: September 26, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Moodle
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Moodle quizzes can save you time. They grade themselves automatically and are available for students to complete outside of classtime. Moodle quizzes can also be a helpful tool if you’re interested in flipped instruction or just-in-time teaching. Despite these benefits, quizzes are an underused feature in Moodle because they look intimidating and can be time-consuming …

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Learn Moodle via a MOOC

Posted on: August 22, 2013 | By: Caroline Klidonas | Filed under: Moodle, Teaching & Learning

A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a free course, available to anyone. Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction is a MOOC, offered by, for beginners interested in learning the basics about how to use Moodle as a learning platform. The course will feature weekly webcast tutorials, as well as activity-based learning that allows users to practice creating their own courses, while utilizing all of the tools that Moodle has to offer, such as chats, forums, quizzes, wikis, and more. This is a good opportunity to experiment with a MOOC while learning about Moodle.

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