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Mar 27, 2024

New Student Accountability Features with Panopto Videos!

The recent upgrade to Panopto introduces new opportunities for enhancing student accountability in Moodle courses. Instructors now have greater flexibility in assigning grades to students for Panopto videos. 

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Feb 29, 2024

Updated Moodle Quick Start Course Shell: Simplify Setups

The Quick Start Course Shell has been updated! The shell offers a course framework based on research-based best practices for course components and organization. You can view the new Quick Start Course Shell on the Preview Server and learn more about using this tool from the Quick Start Course Shell User Guide. If you’d like… 

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Jan 29, 2024

Use the Moodle Feedback Activity to Poll Your Students

Want to increase student success in your course? Use Moodle Feedback Activity to poll your students around the middle of the semester. This offers time for adjustments in course content based on the student experience 


Nov 22, 2023

Grade Me: A Shortcut to Finding What Needs to be Graded

Add the new Grade Me block to individual courses or the Moodle Dashboard to get quick access to Moodle Assignments and Moodle Quiz Essay questions that have been submitted but not yet graded. If you add it to the Dashboard, you will see what needs to be graded across all of your courses. You can… 

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Sep 26, 2023

When is it Due???

Surveys are often conducted to discover how we can foster student success. In a recent survey, students reported that in order for them to succeed in classes, they need due dates that are clearly communicated.  Adding dates to assignments, quizzes, and other interactive activities is a common practice. However, you can also add “expect completed… 

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Aug 22, 2023

ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing! AI — Oh My!

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT can simplify and enhance academic work by automating content creation, providing personalized feedback, assisting in writing course objectives, summarizing course content and more.  Using generative AI tools in education by students and instructors is also a controversial topic leading to lots of conversation and concern about ethics, what… 

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Jul 18, 2023

Teaching Tech Tip: Save Time and Bulk Change Due Dates in Moodle!

Why waste time updating due dates for assignments and activities one at a time when you can update in bulk? Moodle Dates report offers a bulk change due date option after you copy a course.