Podcast: What’s in a Name?

On the eve of Smith College 2017 Commencement, Margaret Bruzelius was assiduously rehearsing the pronunciation of 200 student names. To get it right, she made no assumptions. This year a new technology simplified her task. She used NameCoach, Smith’s new name pronunciation software (easy to use and available campus-wide). Listen to her story, featuring interviews with Margaret Bruzelius and Dwight Hamilton.


Get Started with Moodle & the Moodle Gradebook

In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn to navigate Moodle’s interface, organize your course, add your syllabus and readings, and create and collect online assignments and discussions. We’ll guide you through the process of setting up a new course and offer some tips to help you use Moodle in a way that matches your teaching goals. … Continued


Digital Sandbox

Teaching Arts Lunches: Join Educational Technology Services for an interactive session showcasing collaborative projects from the 2016-17 academic year. Participants will have an opportunity to play with current and emerging technologies, and imagine new ways to enhance the teaching and learning experience.


Moodle Basics

Moodle is designed in such a way that you can use it incrementally.  In this post, we’ll go over the basics of using Moodle to post and organize your course content. Please find PDFs linked in the sidebar for General Setup, Assignments, Forums, and Grading


Getting Started with the Moodle Gradebook

Do you want an easier way to keep students updated on their progress throughout the semester? Wish it was easier to keep track for yourself? The Moodle gradebook is a great tool for keeping track of progress, automatically calculating grades, and showing students how they’re doing. In this workshop, we’ll cover common grading schemes, entering … Continued


Moodle Basics Workshop

In this workshop we will go beyond the basic content management functions of WordPress and cover a number of ways you can use plugins to create more interactive content, develop a custom structure for your data, and leverage additional ways to post and share content. Refreshments will be served. Note: This workshop will not cover … Continued


Import content from a prior course to a new course

This article explains how to move the contents of a course taught in academic years 2015-2016 and later.   For directions on moving a course from 2014-2015 and earlier, please refer to this Google Doc. The video and the document below contain the same information. If you are teaching at Smith College, you can request assistance with … Continued


Restrict Access to a Moodle Resource by Date

  You can make it so a document in Moodle is only available under certain conditions.   In this example, we’ll set up a document to only be available on certain dates.   Step by step directions are found below the video.