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Moodle Showcase: Art Evans and Linda Elman

April 2nd, 2008 by

Contributed by David Diedriech, Technical Training Coordinator

On Tuesday, March 14, 2008, FITS hosted the first Moodle showcase of the semester. Art Evans and Linda Elman, both from the department of Modern Languages, presented their course sites, and discussed the different ways they use Moodle. For Art’s French music course, he showed how he uses streaming audio to create a playlist of songs from different artists. Art also demonstrated how to create an online quiz, and talked about moving materials from Blackboard.

Linda showed her Spanish courses (which she displays in Spanish!), and talked about the articles and images she uses. Linda also demonstrated how she uses colorful labels to separate the information in her Topics. There were several questions from the instructors who attended, and a great Moodle discussion was had by all!

Please put the following Moodle events on your calendar:

Moodle Training: (all sessions held from 4-5pm in Instruction Room A)

· April 9: Bells and Whistles

· April 23: Moodle Overview

· May 2: Wrapping It Up

Moodle User Group meetings: (All meetings held from 4-5pm in Instruction Room A)

· April 16

· April 30

Moodle Showcase: (Noon – 1:00, Instruction Room A)

· April 17

Moodle Update

November 12th, 2007 by asmock

Moodle Showcase Events

Contributed by David Diedriech, Technical Training Coordinator
and Michael Gough, Instructional Technologist and Coordinator of START

On Wednesday, October 3rd, FITS held its first Moodle Showcase in the Julian auditorium. Three instructors – Matthew Balensuela, Jeff Hansen and Dave Guinee – presented examples of how they were using Moodle resources that were comparable to features in Blackboard. One of the many highlights included Dave showing the Moodle site that he uses as part of a collaborative class through NITLE. Several of those present offered suggestions and observations from their own courses. It was a great discussion!

On Wednesday, October 24, the “Doing ‘New’ with Moodle” showcase, also held in Julian, featured Mandy Henk, Librarian, Professor Rebecca Schindler, and Veronica Pejril, Coordinator of MITC. Mandy demonstrated how you can use Moodle’s discussion boards and embedded YouTube videos in Moodle to communicate with a team of staff members. Rebecca showed how subscribing to RSS feeds in Moodle adds an up-to-date resource for students, while Roni demonstrated how Moodle handles sound files for her students’ music technology projects.

Last Moodle Event for Fall Semester: FITS Saturday workshop
The last Moodle event will be on Saturday, November 17th

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