Moodle Calendar: Helpful tool for online courses

Posted on: March 8, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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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The Online Syllabus: A Roadmap to Success

Posted on: March 1, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Teaching and Learning, Summer Online

A well designed online syllabus explains how the class will unfold, faculty expectations, student responsibilities, office hours, assignments, projects, assessments, rubrics, grading criteria, and technology tools– as well as incorporates important links, examples, and contact information.  This post serves as the roadmap for your course guiding the student to success.  Here are some tips for creating …

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Teaching class while off campus with Moodle

Posted on: February 1, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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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The Moodle wiki

Posted on: January 7, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Wikis were named from the Hawaiian term “wiki wiki” which means “very fast.”   Indeed wikis are a quick method for creating content as a class, group or individual.  Wikis don’t have a center of control but rather the community edits and develops content directly …

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Dr. David Neville utilizes YouTube to educate beyond the classroom

Posted on: May 13, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Flipped Instruction
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A number of faculty members on campus are turning to videos to supplement their courses, and Dr. David Neville of the German department is no exception. With a background in education and instructional technology, Dr. Neville always had a desire to utilize video in his courses, but with the help of YouTube, the impact of …

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6 Quiz Tips for Moodle

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael Vaughn | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Tech Tips, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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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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Common questions about teaching online at Elon

Posted on: May 1, 2014 | By: Mary Kate Brogan | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Summer Online
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As Elon continues to grow, the university’s online summer course offerings expand as well. For professors who are new to online teaching, teaching an online course may seem daunting, but many professors have transitioned their courses from semester-long to summer online.  Nine faculty members attended two sessions on online summer learning on March 18 and 19. These faculty …

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Traditional notecard study method becomes virtual with Quizlet

Posted on: December 2, 2013 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Productivity
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Notecards may be a time-honored way to study for exams, but using so many notecards can be wasteful and it is easy to lose a few cards when you move around campus. However, Quizlet is a free online application that allows you to create online notecards and learn through classic flashcard flipping and though more creative …

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