April 2018 Moodle News

Request Summer & Fall Moodle Courses in SPIRE Moodle course request is now open in SPIRE for summer and fall 2018. Instructors must request a Moodle course each term they wish to use Moodle for a course. Once your new, empty course is created, you’ll have the option to import a copy of a course…

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Innovate@ Symposium, May 2018

Smiling fellows and staff from June 2017 assembled on the staps of the W.E.B Du Bois Library

Intensive workshops put cutting-edge tech in the hands of faculty, May 21st – 24th.

March 2018 Moodle News

Moodle Maintenance Thursday, March 15, 2018 During Spring Break, on Thursday, March 15, 2018, UMass Amherst IT will perform scheduled maintenance on Moodle. Moodle will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. (for as long as 2 hours). Turnitin Unavailable Saturday, March 17 Turnitin will be unavailable on Saturday, March 17th, from 11 a.m. to 5…

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Spring 2018 Workshops & Events

Photo of campus in spring

Instructional Innovation events are open to all instructors: faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, grad instructors, and instructional staff. Come extend your toolkit for teaching! Spring topics include: Communities of Practice Echo 360 Community of Practice Game-Based (Learning?) Scholarship Community of Practice Digital Brown Bags Minecraft for Education TechnoStress—How Electronic Devices & Information Systems Work Against Employees (And…

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January 2018 Moodle News

Reminder: Removal of Old Moodle Courses On Thursday, February 15, 2018, access to Moodle courses taught up to and including Spring 2016 will be removed from Moodle at UMass Amherst. Please backup any course content you do not wish to lose, including course materials, grades, and student submissions. To ensure you have everything you need from your…

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Is Your Moodle Course Ready for Spring 2018?

With Spring 2018 classes set to begin on Monday, Jan. 22, we have some information to help make sure you are ready for the start of the semester: Most Moodle courses open to students on Friday, Jan. 19; Make sure your TAs have access to Moodle; How to request your Spring 20178 on-campus Moodle courses;…

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January 2018 Faculty Workshops

Full Workshop Descriptions & Registration: Winter 2018 Workshops and Events Log in with your UMass Amherst NetID. If you are asked to create an account, remember to register for the workshop after that! Workshops are open to all instructors: faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, grad instructors, and instructional staff. Come extend your toolkit for teaching! iClicker Reef Information…

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November 2017 Moodle News

The Moodle cow in front of DuBois Library, under a double rainbow.

Help with Grading Grades must be approved in SPIRE before noon on Tuesday, January 2nd. We are pleased to announce that the Instructional Media Lab will be open when the University is open. Tuesday, December 26th and Wednesday, December 27th. Tuesday, January 2nd. Due to the limited open days between the end of the finals…

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October 2017 Moodle News

zombie moodle cow-happy halloween!

Winter/Spring 2018 Course Materials Adoptions due by Sunday, Nov. 5 The Textbook portal is now open, and course material adoptions for winter and spring terms are due in SPIRE before pre-registration opens on Monday, November 6, 2017. For more, see About Amazon Course Materials for UMass. Note: The Amazon Course Materials tool (scheduled to be…

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August 2017 Moodle News

Moodle Courses Open Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 Fall 2017 Moodle courses will be made available to students on Friday, Sept. 1 starting at approximately 12 p.m. If you are not ready for students to use your course, you can hide individual elements of the course, or you can wait until after the automatic release, then…

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July – August 2017 Workshops and Events

Registration: https://etna.it.umass.edu/public/workshops. When you get to this registration page, click on “Summer 2017 Workshops” above the calendar. If you are asked to create an account, remember to register for the workshop after that! Digital Brown Bag: Best practices for video conferencing Thursday, July 20, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.; 750 W.E.B. Du Bois Library Bring your lunch and join…

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