Technology at Elon: The Basics

Posted on: September 7, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Teaching & Learning
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Starting college can be an intimidating prospect, even weeks after your first class. There’s a lot of new information to learn, and that’s not even including the classes! We’ve distilled some of the important information related to technology here at Elon for you in this blog to help you get adjusted to campus life at Elon.

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Pegasus Spyware Illustrates Importance of Updating iOS Devices

Posted on: September 21, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 15. The new operating system arrived only a week after the tech giant rolled out iOS 14.8 and other updates for their devices to counter an aggressive new spyware called “Pegasus.”

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Alert: A Tricky New Phishing Caper

Posted on: September 17, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

A new pandemic-themed phishing campaign is making the rounds. This particular scam exploits the ongoing uncertainty that many have when it comes to their organization’s COVID-19 policies, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Emails claiming to be from Human Resources (and sent from a compromised email account) are being sent to employees of various organizations …

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Technology Workshops for September 2021

Posted on: September 10, 2021 | By: Grant Looper | Filed under: Tech Tips

As a part of Elon’s commitment to lifelong learning and supporting faculty and staff development, Information Technology is offering a variety of workshops during the month of September.

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TLT April Training Opportunities

Posted on: April 13, 2021 | By: Claudia Sparks | Filed under: Tech Tips

Don’t miss out on these upcoming training opportunities offered by Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT). Whether you need a Kaltura refresher, are ready to go beyond the basics with Hypothesis, or want to explore Adobe Creative Cloud’s most popular apps, these one-hour sessions are a great way to get up-to-speed with some of Elon’s popular instructional technology offerings.

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Moodle Gradebook Series: Giving Extra Credit

Posted on: March 26, 2021 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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If you want your students to have the opportunity to learn extra credit in your class, there are a couple of ways you can do that in Moodle. Learn how to create an Extra Credit category for your course.

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Moodle Gradebook Series: Dropping the Lowest Grades

Posted on: March 26, 2021 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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If you have a policy in your course of dropping a certain number of lowest grades for a particular type of activity, then using Categories in your Moodle Gradebook really comes in handy. Learn more about using this feature in your course.

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Moodle Gradebook Series: Hiding Versus Excluding Grades

Posted on: March 25, 2021 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Is it possible for Moodle to show students one course total and you another? Yes, it is! Usually this is a matter hiding versus excluding grades. Learn more about the difference and how you can use these features in your course.

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Moodle Gradebook Series: Grading With Single View

Posted on: March 25, 2021 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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If you want to add or edit grades in Moodle for all assignments for one student or for one assignment for all students, the Single view choice in gradebook is a good place to start. Learn more about this feature.

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Learn How to Better Manage and Share Your Zoom Recordings

Posted on: March 24, 2021 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Tech Tips, Events & Training, Microsoft Office 365, News, Teaching & Learning, Tools & Services
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Due to the popularity of Zoom on campus, Information Technology will soon implement a new retention policy to help ease the load on cloud storage within the tool. Learn more about the change and cloud storage options at Elon.

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