4 Moodle tips for teaching Winter Term courses

Posted on: December 6, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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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Clickers at Elon: An infographic

Posted on: October 24, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Clickers
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New clickers are much easier to use than previous versions of clickers. That’s one of the takeaways from the feedback gathered during the clicker pilot last fall. What else did Elon faculty and students say about clickers? We’ve summarized the feedback into an infographic that includes quotes and statistics from faculty and students. Check out the new Clickers …

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Save time grading with joule Grader

Posted on: October 17, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Save time

Providing feedback and grading assignments can be very time consuming. Luckily, Moodle has a new feature that makes grading more efficient. The joule Grader puts all student submissions in one place making it easier for professors to grade one assignment and quickly move to the next assignment.

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Moodle Q&A: Make grades and feedback visible to students

Posted on: October 10, 2012 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Grades and Feedback

In this Moodle Q&A post, Elon faculty ask how to make grades and comments in their gradebooks visible to students.  In older posts, we discussed how to import grades from Excel into Moodle. Now, we’ll cover how to ensure students can see the feedback you are providing on those assignments. Q: How can I make sure …

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Clickers in the classroom

Posted on: March 29, 2012 | By: Laura Van Drie | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Teaching and Learning, Announcements, Events

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) recently hosted a series of seminars about the use of classroom response systems, or “clickers.” Guest speakers Tony Crider, Resa Walch, Amanda Tapler and Derek Bruff all presented to Elon faculty how they use clickers to improve classroom engagement. Clickers …

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Can tools of distraction become tools of learning?

Posted on: March 26, 2012 | By: Ben McFadyen | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Productivity, Teaching and Learning, Mobile
Laptops in classroom

As the number of wireless computing devices increase while getting smarter, smaller, and less expensive, more students are using them in the classroom. When computers, tablets or smart phones are used by students in the classroom, do they add value or distract from learning? A University of Michigan research study, Use of Laptops in the Classroom: …

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Gather feedback and promote deeper learning with a journal

Posted on: February 15, 2012 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Journals are an opportunity for students to reflect on issues at a deeper and more personal level, and they provide a private means of communication between the instructor and student.  Let’s discuss several creative journal uses for your classes.[…]

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