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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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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Moodle Q&A: Import grades from Excel into Moodle

Posted on: October 3, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Question: I prefer to enter grades using Excel. How can I import grades into Moodle using Excel? Answer: Importing grades from an Excel document into Moodle is easy, if you follow some very specific, non-intuitive, steps. Importing grades from Excel is useful if you prefer to use Excel for grade calculations or if you use Scantrons …

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Moodle Q & A: drop the lowest score, YouTube and folders

Posted on: September 5, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Elon faculty have a lot of questions about Moodle. That’s a good thing. It proves Elon faculty are using Moodle and testing its limits. This post includes some questions (and answers) we received from faculty about Moodle.

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Take attendance with Moodle

Posted on: July 25, 2012 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings

If you take attendance in your courses, Moodle’s Attendance feature is an easy way to keep track of student absences. There are several advantages of using Moodle instead of a spreadsheet or a written notebook. In my mind, the two biggest benefits are the option to automatically calculate attendance in the final grade (if you …

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