Monday, July 27, 2015

Faculty: Moodle events and getting ready for fall

This one's for all course instructors: here are things you'll want to know about Moodle as you plan for fall. 

We're offering drop-in Moodle help on a number of dates: 

  • 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Wednesday August 5, Library 431
  • 10 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesday August 19, Library 431
  • 10 AM to Noon Tuesday September 1, Library 431
  • If you're a new faculty member, keep in mind that there will be an opportunity for Moodle drop-in help on August 24, as part of your new faculty orientation calendar, and you will hear about that from your LITS liaison soon if you haven't already.
At the drop-in sessions, we'll be on hand to help you import materials into your course sites and to answer any other questions you may have about setting up Moodle for fall. No RSVP needed, but we'd love to know who is planning to be there and what sorts of questions you will have. 



We're also offering a “Getting ready to grade” workshop August 25 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM in 619. In this workshop we will talk about the Moodle gradebook, what it's best at, and whether it's the right fit for your course and your assignments. If you do choose Moodle for some or all of your grading in your course, we'll show you some best practices, and there will be time to start setting up grading in Moodle, and to ask questions. We encourage you to RSVP if you'd like to attend this session.


Need to move stuff from an old Moodle course site to a new one?  We have a video tutorial about that:

If you can't make it to a drop-in session or you need help right now, don't hesitate to contact your LITS Liaison, or contact Research and Instructional Support at ris-d@mtholyoke.edu. Want to learn at your own pace? See our moodle help pages for help with common tasks.