Tag archives for Moodle

Moodle Update / Consultation Sessions

We did a minor upgrade to Moodle over the holiday break and changed some other configuration settings: • The Gradebook has changes to some of its views that make it more obvious how grade items are organized into categories, and that also make it easier to set up weights for weighted means of grades.  If […]

Moodle, Blackboard, and Mahara update

Moodle: Over the past month (Nov 8 through Dec 8, which includes Thanksgiving week), there were 36,057 unique visits to and 222,760 pages viewed on our Moodle system. We are planning only a few changes to Moodle over break – adding more processor capacity on the Moodle server to speed up Moodle services, a minor […]

Upcoming Moodle Workshops

Next week we will start a new round of Moodle workshops, to assist faculty to get ready for spring semester classes.  There will be several offerings of the basic getting started with Moodle sessions, and other workshops on more advanced Moodle topics: •    Oct 28 (Wed), 3:30-4:30, Library 1004C: Moodle gradebook •    Oct 29 (Thurs), […]

Using Moodle to develop reciprocity and cooperation among students

The TLTC is hosting a series of weekly conversations on the use of technology (Moodle and other tools) to support Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.  These conversations will take place Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 to 4:30, in the TLTC conference room.  We are located in the lower level of […]

Using file upload Assignments in Moodle

I received the following question from a faculty member: My students tell me that there is a way for them to post their assignments on Moodle as an alternative to emailing them to me. How is that accomplished? It would be much more efficient. What you want to use is an Assignment activity, specifically the […]

Using Moodle to encourage student-faculty contact

The TLTC is hosting a series of weekly conversations on the use of technology (Moodle and other tools) to support Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.  These conversations will take place Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 to 4:30, in the TLTC conference room.  We are located in the lower level of […]

Using discussion forums in Moodle

There are 4 types of discussion forums in Moodle.  Which one you use depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. To add a discussion forum, turn editing on and select Forum from the appropriate ‘Add an activity…’ menu, depending on which section of your course you want the forum to show up in. Some basic […]

The best way to direct students to your Moodle course

We’ve had some discussion during the Moodle workshops this past week about the best way to get students into your Moodle course.  With Moodle, you can email your students a direct link to your course or students can go to the Library’s homepage (http://www.purchase.edu/departments/library/) and click on Moodle under “Services” on the left. If you […]

Workshops for the week of September 7th

The Library will host the following workshop: How Not to Hate Your Email (Heather Saunders) 10 September (Thursday) – 12:30-1:30 – Library 1004C Does your stomach drop when you open Outlook? Do you feel like your day is eaten up by managing your inbox? Are you constantly searching for critical emails when you could spend […]

Workshops for the week of August 31st

Getting Started with Moodle 31 August (Monday) – 2:30-3:30 or 4:30-5:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) 1 September (Tuesday) – 8:30-9:30 or 2:30-3:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) 2 September (Wednesday) – 10:30-11:30 or 4:30-5:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) 3 September (Thursday) – 2:30-3:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) 4 […]

Workshops for the week of August 24th

Getting Started with Moodle August 26 (Wednesday) – 9:00-10:00 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) or August 26 (Wednesday) – 2:00-3:00 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) or August 26 (Wednesday) – 3:30-4:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) or August 27 (Thursday) – 11:30-12:30 – Library 0008 (TLTC conference/training room) or August 27 (Thursday) […]

Fall 2009 Moodle Kickoff workshop series

Last year the faculty task force reviewing learning management systems (Moodle, Blackboard) decided to incorporate electronic reserves functions into the learning management system, to provide greater faculty control and a unified approach to online resources.  A notice on changes to electronic reserves went out in April ( available at http://tltc.blogs.purchase.edu/applications/reserves/ ).  The main points were: […]

Availability of Library Subscription Resources (EZProxy)

As a faculty member, you are encouraged to link directly to the Library’s subscription databases and online journals, just as you would link to any website or resource on the internet, from within your Moodle course pages. In order to make resources from the Library’s subscription databases and online journals available to students who may […]

Making your Moodle Course Available

Moodle courses that have been created by the TLTC this summer are intentionally set as ‘unavailable’ to students, so as to reduce confusion. As the start of the Fall semester approaches, faculty can make their Moodle course pages ‘available’ to students by following the steps below. To make your Moodle Course Available to Students: Login […]

Moodle Login Directions

Moodle login directions for students and faculty can be found here: http://tltc.blogs.purchase.edu/applications/moodle/.

Course Reserves Changes

Please review our course reserves changes, which will go into effect for the Fall 2009 semester.

Changing your Moodle Course’s ‘Enrollment Key’

Your Moodle course is set up with your course’s ID number as the default “enrollment key” (password). You can change your course’s enrollment key to anything you’d like. The enrollment key is only required the first time your students access your course on Moodle. To view/change your enrollment key: Login to Moodle and navigate to […]

Making Files Available to Students in Moodle

There are several ways you can make Files available to students within your Moodle course. Please note that the Files section is only visible the instructor until you add a Resource that points to the file(s). Locate your materials on the Reserves Network Share If your documents were scanned by the Library, you can locate […]

Faculty Summer Workshops

We are now set to pilot the faculty summer workshop series.  These will be either full day or half day workshops, focused on a variety of topics covering the use of technology to support teaching and learning.  The longer format workshops will allow more in-depth examination of the tools and instructional approaches covered, with the […]

Changes to course reserves policies and procedures

We have been reviewing how course reserves are currently handled at Purchase, and have identified a number of issues that make the process less than ideal for students, faculty and staff involved.  We are rethinking how we should handle physical and electronic course reserves, with the following goals in mind: improving the student experience by […]

Workshops for the week of April 6th

Refworks/Refshare Susanne Markgren April 8, 2009 (Wednesday) – 12:30 to 1:30 – Library 1004C Want to create bibliographies in seconds? Learn how to use RefWorks, a tool for managing references, creating bibliographies, doing in-text citations, and sharing your references with colleagues and students. Moodle Gradebooks Keith Landa April 7, 2009 (Tuesday) – 4:30 to 5:30 […]

Workshops for the week of March 30th

ArtStor/Embark/Image Searching Heather Saunders & Sarah VanGundy March 31, 2009 (Tuesday) – 12:30 to 1:30 – Library 1004D Want to teach with digital images? ARTStor and Embark are valuable resources that allow users to view, manage and present images. This hands-on workshop is geared toward introducing the basics of ARTStor and Embark, including searching and […]

Workshops for the week of March 9

Social bookmarking, Moodle database activities and other ways to effectively use student Internet research in your classes Keith Landa March 9, 2009 (Monday) – 4:30 to 5:30 – Library 1004D OR March 11, 2009 (Wednesday) – 12:30 to 1:30 – LIbrary 1004D Many of us require students in our classes to locate and share appropriate […]

Moodle questionnaires

Moodle comes with a built-in Choice activity which allows instructors to set up a simple poll for students to take.  Choice is a very easy activity to use, and is quick to set up.  But it is limited; it cannot handle the range of question types that you would want in more sophisticated surveys. We’ve […]