From Bluebook to Moodle: Options for giving an exam online

Under the current circumstances, the traditional bluebook is not viable. However, you can use a Moodle quiz or the Moodle assignment to distribute and grade the type of exam that works for your course.  A Moodle assignment works well for collecting final papers or untimed essay questions. For timed exams, or exams with multiple choice…

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The Moodle Assignment: Collect and grade submitted work

The Moodle Assignment module lets you collect student assignments—including research papers, spreadsheets, presentations, photographs, and short audio or video recordings—online. The video below is a great resource for seeing how to add an assignment and to understand many of the most useful options. A text version of the information, along with some specific recommendations for…

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Share an iPad or iPhone screen on Zoom

You can share to a meeting from your iPad or iPhone, if the Zoom app is installed on your device. Below are instructions form sharing when you start a meeting from a Macintosh computer–and connect to the device with a cable–or connect from any computer, including Windows. NOTE: You need to update your iOS device…

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Asynchronous Teaching and Evaluation Tips

Zoom is a great way to interact with students, both in classes and in one-on-one meetings. But Moodle provides some very useful ways for students to connect with you and with each other asynchronously, which is important because students are spread over different time zones, may have unreliable or slow internet, or might be obliged…

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Teaching with Zoom (for Faculty)

Haverford faculty, students, and staff can get a Pro Zoom account under the Haverford college site license with Haverford credentials. You need a zoom account to host zoom meetings (classes), but you do not need a zoom account to join zoom meetings. Therefore, your students including Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore students can join your zoom…

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Available Online Asynchronous Teaching Tools for Haverford Faculty

Dear Faculty,Following up on the email sent by the Provost’s office yesterday, Instructional Technology Services would like to share three main online asynchronous teaching tools available to everyone, VoiceThread, Panopto, and Moodle. VoiceThread What is VoiceThread? VoiceThread allows you to have threaded conversations via voice/video. Haverford College has an institutional license so you and your…

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Emergency Remote Teaching Guidelines

Instead of losing valuable class time to unexpected campus closings during emergencies or inclement weather, consider developing a plan for connecting with your students online. Email Your Students Use Moodle to easily email all or select students in your course. Synchronous Tools Google Hangouts Meet Google Hangouts Meet is a video conference system built into…

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Are students doing their readings, and other questions

You may have seen the term “learning analytics” recently. Learning analytics allow you to get information about students, with the goal of helping them learn better. Some types of analytics, such as assessments and grades have been used as analytics for a long, long time. However, by using relatively new tools in Moodle and other…

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