Removal of Old Moodle Courses
On Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, courses taught up to and including Spring 2013 will be removed from Moodle at UMass Amherst (moodle.umass.edu). Please note that Adhoc courses and courses on open.umass.edu will not be affected.
January 2015 Moodle Updates
With classes starting up next week, we are here to help you get your Spring Semester Moodle courses underway. This update covers the following announcements:
• Reminder: Removal of Old Moodle Courses
• New in Moodle for Spring 2015
• Coming in July: Moodle 2.8
For complete details, please visit our Instructional Technology blog.
Is Your Moodle Course Ready for Spring 2015?
With Spring 2015 classes set to begin on Tuesday, Jan, 20, we have some information to help make sure you are ready for the start of the semester:
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology David Gross integrated a ton of technology to flip his team-based learning classroom, and he uses his tablet as the lynch-pin to hold it all together. Check out “Teaching Untethered at UMass.”
Winter 2015 Workshops
Please join us for our Winter 2015 workshops, or contact us for one-on-one appointments to learn about a variety of topics, including:
- Building Your New Moodle Course
- Use Apple TV to Untether Your Teaching
- Build Your Own iOS Apps (Without Coding!)
- Final Cut Pro X – Digital Video Basics for MacOS
For questions, please contact the Instructional Media Lab at 413-545-2823 or email@example.com to set up an individual consultation or keep an eye out for our Spring 2015 workshops.
i>clicker Software- Update Required
i>clicker is a polling system that uses a handheld remote (clicker) to collect student responses to questions posed by the instructor. Student data is recorded and then displayed on a results graph via software on the instructor’s computer.
To address a potential security vulnerability, i>clicker has issued an updated version of the i>clicker software, v6.4.2.
For complete details, please see our i>clicker - Audience Response System page.
Lecture Capture at UMass Amherst
Lecture capture encompasses a range of technologies that provide instructors with the capacity to record content in their classrooms or on their own laptop or desktop. Recordings are available to students in a variety of digital formats.
Want to learn more about Moodle?
Come to the OIT Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab and get help with your Moodle needs from some of the most knowledgeable (and patient) people you will ever meet.
One-to-one appointments are available in the Instructional Media Lab in up to 2-hour blocks most weekdays. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-545-2823 to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.
You can also learn more about Moodle and review our support documentation at: http://www.oit.umass.edu/moodle