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Aug 20, 2010

The Gory Details of the Moodle Performance Issue of August 18, 2010

This post provides more technical details related to the Moodle performance degradation we saw on Wednesday, 8/18. Warning, there is a lot of technical jargon below! This is a narrative of the events as they happened. 

Aug 18, 2010

Register Online for Fall 2010 Workshops and Seminars

Gain practical Web skills, learn approaches for Learning Management System (LMS) migration and add to your repertoire of effective teaching with technology strategies. 

Aug 16, 2010

Design Students Leave a Mark

A leader in product safety certification, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has been putting its permanent “UL” mark on electronics since 1894. When choosing designers for their new learning space in Durham, UL University turned to a leader in the design field, NC State University, to put its permanent mark on the space. 

Aug 16, 2010

Vista to Moodle: Everybody’s Doing It has discontinued the Vista product line, and come June 2011, this Learning Management System (LMS) will no longer be available at NC State. All courses being taught using Vista need to be migrated to Moodle, and instructors have two options: Migrate their course content manually with the support of workshops and online job aids, or… 

Aug 16, 2010

DELTA Large Course Redesign Grants Awarded

The 2010-11 DELTA Large Course Redesign (LCR) Pilot Grants were awarded this month. The LCR Pilot Grants provide financial (pending final budgets) and staff resources for faculty involved in redesigning large courses. Through the DELTA LCR Pilot Grants, we primarily seek to help faculty and staff achieve the redesign of large introductory courses that are… 

Aug 13, 2010

NC State University Learning Management System (LMS) update

Contributions from: Dr. Donna Petherbridge, Dr. Martin Dulberg, Stacy Gant, Greg Kraus, David Howard, Jeff Webster, Laura Stephenson, Bill Hicks & Daniel L’Hommedieu Gearing up for another academic year while continuing our LMS transition from Blackboard Vista to Moodle, and moving toward a single point of entry (WolfWare) for our enterprise-level, Web-based instructional systems has… 

Aug 13, 2010

Moodle 2.0 Preview

I recently attended the Moodle Moot in Austin, TX where Martin Dougiamas, the founder and lead developer of Moodle, gave a keynote on the state of Moodle 2.0 and I want to share with you some of what is coming in this version. First, version 2.0 has been in development for a couple of years… 

Aug 12, 2010

DELTA Awards 2010-11 IDEA Grants

DELTA is pleased to announce the awarding of $147,500 in new IDEA Grants to twenty recipients across nine academic colleges at NC State. 

Aug 11, 2010

LMS Maintenance on August 13 and 14

Schedule Elluminate: Friday, August 13, 4:00PM – 5:00PM WolfWare and Moodle: Saturday, August 14, 6:00AM – 12:00PM Elluminate We are upgrading to version 10 of Elluminate which includes the following features: many accessibility enhancements for people using assistive technologies the new Activity Window which allows a person to see in one location all the updates… 

Aug 6, 2010

Elluminate-sponsored webinar “Blended Sessions” was a hit!

On Friday, August 6, Corey Spivey from Elluminate Live! hosted a webinar on “Blended Sessions” for NC State Elluminate users. He suggested some best practices for running a blended session (an Elluminate session with a face-to-face audience and remote participants), offered some equipment suggestions, and demonstrated techniques. The session lasted for just over 30 minutes and…