Questions from our faculty about Moodle

Posted on: January 10, 2017 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings, Trending @ the Service Desk

Teaching and Learning Technologies taught an online course titled, Making the Most of Moodle. The course covered topics such as: • adding files • assignments and feedback • course communication • grades • quizzes • groups The faculty enrolled in the course had a forum they were encouraged to post questions to anonymously; facilitators responded within 24 hours. This blog post reflects a …

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Moodle Show and Tell: Religious studies professor Lynn Huber

Posted on: May 15, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Show and Tell.

This week, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) is featuring Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies, and her REL 325 course page with its use of the highlight feature, Wiki page integration, and incorporation of photos. In its new Moodle series, Moodle Show and Tell, TLT highlights Elon faculty who have constructed especially useful, helpful, …

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Moodle Show and Tell: English professor Paula Patch

Posted on: April 24, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Show and tell.

In its new Moodle series, Moodle Show and Tell, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) will highlight Elon faculty who have constructed especially useful, helpful, and unique Moodle pages for their courses. This week, TLT is featuring Paula Patch, lecturer of English, and her personalized ENG 110 course page with its structured layout, helpful widgets, and …

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Moodle Musings: How to use Moodle quizzes

Posted on: April 10, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Moodle quiz meme

Though some individuals may consider testing an infrequent, high-stake activity and only provide written midterm and final exams to their students, others may choose to proctor more frequent, low-risk quizzes throughout the semester. Moodle quizzes provide a quick, flexible way for faculty to gauge student comprehension and to diagnose student performance more frequently throughout their …

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Moodle Musings: Why you should avoid using Internet Explorer

Posted on: March 20, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Anything but IE

In the world of Internet browsers, Internet Explorer (IE) is the black sheep of the family. Despite Microsoft’s attempts to modernize the browser, it still suffers from several flaws in how it displays webpages, which causes many irregularities in Moodle. So, the best use of IE may be to download another browser. Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist …

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Moodle Musings: Save time uploading files by using the drag-and-drop function

Posted on: March 13, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Drag-and-drop cartoon.

Interested in learning how to upload files to your Moodle courses in less than one second? Faculty can now use Moodle’s drag-and-drop function to quickly and easily upload individual documents or entire folders onto their Moodle pages. Moodle’s drag-and-drop feature dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes you to upload files by allowing you to …

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Moodle Musings: How faculty can manage their “My Courses” lists

Posted on: March 6, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
I must not let clutter beat me.

By: Sam Parker and Michael Vaughn The “My Courses” list on your Moodle homepage displays a list of every course you’re enrolled in, regardless of whether or not you are currently teaching that class or if it’s available to students. And because your list isn’t displayed in any distinct order, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish what’s …

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Moodle Q&A: How to remove students from courses

Posted on: February 26, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Exit Sign.

Since drop-add day has passed, faculty may need to remove students from their courses. Moodle will automatically enroll new students, but it will not withdraw them if they drop classes. By completing a few, quick steps, professors can unenroll students from their courses in Moodle. To learn how to do this, review the step-by-step instructions on our …

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Moodle Musings: How to remove old courses for students in Moodle

Posted on: February 20, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
No more clutter.

As students progress through their years here at Elon, their transcripts naturally grow. With each semester’s close, students enroll in new courses, and often times, their Moodle homepages become cluttered with long lists of old classes. With so many courses listed, it is difficult for students to decipher what’s new and what’s old. Here is an …

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Moodle Q&A: How to see photos of my students in Moodle

Posted on: February 13, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
Default image

With spring semester underway, professors and students alike are getting organized. As students begin participating in discussion boards and submitting assignments on Moodle, though, an overwhelming number of default images are flooding forums and participant lists. User pictures are displayed next to user names. For example, a default image is placed beside content a student has …

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