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


Moodle Gradebook Basics

The Moodle Gradebook automatically records scores and feedback from Assignments, Activities, and/or Manual grades from your Moodle course. Students can review their grades in an individual report. Instructors can control the visibility of the gradebook and when to release certain grades. This article will share some basic steps on configuring the Moodle gradebook.


Upload Feedback Files in Moodle

One feature of Moodle is the ability to download all student submissions, mark them up, and upload them in bulk to students with feedback. Once you get the hang of the process it can save a great deal of time spent emailing drafts back and forth.


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.