Moodle Gradebook Series: Dropping the Lowest Grades

Posted on: March 26, 2021 | By: Denise Cowardin | 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: Denise Cowardin | 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: Denise Cowardin | 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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Moodle Gradebook Series: Build Your Moodle Gradebook

Posted on: March 24, 2021 | By: Denise Cowardin | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Tech Tips, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Moodle Gradebook offers key advantages for instructors and students. Learn more about how you can gain a better understanding of Moodle Gradebook and how to setup the tool for your course.

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Digital Learning Days to Offer Resources for Flexible Teaching

Posted on: July 1, 2020 | By: Tarah Holland | Filed under: Events & Training, News, Teaching & Learning
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Hosted virtually, July 14-16 and August 5-7 from 9 a.m.-noon, this training series will address technology available in on-campus classroom spaces, techniques to design and organize course materials, synchronous and asynchronous teaching techniques, and more.

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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
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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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Encourage class-wide participation with Moodle Forums

Posted on: March 3, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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A Moodle forum is an asynchronous communication activity used to discuss various course topics.  There are several types of forums and different purposes for each.  Choosing the right forum Standard Forum is best suited for large discussions monitored by the instructor, or for social forums facilitated by students.  A standard forum may have numerous threads and require …

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Elements of successful journaling

Posted on: February 18, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Journals are a means self analysis and reflection.  Journaling requires students to synthesize materials, compose their thoughts, and write their opinions about specific topics. This allows instructors to build relationships with students individually. Key elements There are several key elements identified in the research for successful journaling: Identify what a journal is to you, and the …

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Teaching class while off campus with Moodle

Posted on: February 1, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Moodle, Teaching & Learning
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Did you know it’s easy to create a unit in Moodle to hold class virtually? Opportunities arise for faculty to attend/present at conferences during the term. As travel remains an important piece of teaching, holding class while off campus provides professors peace of mind that students are still learning, synthesizing and assimilating information. Creating a course …

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