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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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A New Look for Turnitin

In mid-January 2017, Turnitin in Moodle at UMass Amherst will get a new look and feel. Basic functionality will remain the same, and the Submission inbox will remain the same, but once instructors open a submission they’ll see a new, more compact interface for grading, providing feedback, and viewing originality reports. Dubbed “Turnitin Feedback Studio,”…

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Moodle News February 2016

This month’s announcements… Removal of Old Moodle Courses Moodle Course Request for Fall 2016 opens Monday, April 4 New Form for Allowing Another Instructor to Copy your Moodle Course VoiceThread Collaboration Tool Pilot Pilot New Features in Moodle February Moodle Update Honors student enrollment update Single-section course groups Box online storage integration Removal of Old…

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Digital Brown Bag Event Series

Bring a lunch, join the conversation, shape the future Every other week, we get together over lunch and talk about innovative learning and teaching practices at UMass Amherst. We invite anyone interested in these topics to join us for a series of brown bag lunches. Bring your lunch, your curiosity, your opinions, and any great stories you can share about these…

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