October 2018 Moodle News!

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Hello Moodle Instructors!

This Moodle News includes information about Instructional Innovation Workshops, Moodle Tip of the Month, What’s new in Moodle, and Moodle Help and Resources.

Instructional Innovation Fall Workshops Announced

Our Fall 2018 workshops are off to a great start. There are still over a dozen different workshops centered around teaching technology and innovation. Learn how to engage students using technology and make your course content accessible for all your students. To see a full list of events and register, check out the Instructional Innovation’s Event Page. 

Can’t decide which workshops to take? Have questions? Contact the Instructional Media Lab for help in deciding which workshops are right for you. Call us at 413-545-2823 or email instruct@umass.edu

Moodle Tip of the Month: Import grades into Moodle from a file

Did you know that you can import grades from a .csv file directly into your Moodle gradebook? This can be especially helpful when dealing with OpScan results from Mid-term exams. You, or your TA if you give them permission, can perform the upload with a few clicks.

What’s new in Moodle?

UMass Amherst IT is planning to keep Moodle at UMass Amherst and Open UMass on Moodle version 3.1 for the 2018-19 academic year.

We may periodically add features and will perform security updates during our regularly scheduled update window (Thursday mornings), but no major upgrade is planned at this time.

Moodle Help and Resources for Instructors

To learn more about Moodle or to get help, you can: