Instructional Media Lab

September 2018 Moodle News

The Moodle cow with trees changing color to yellow and red

In this issue: Fall Workshops Announced; Request Moodle and Echo360 courses for Fall in SPIRE; Moodle Tip of the Month: Contact your students using the Announcements forum; What’s new in Moodle?; Turnitin Planned Downtime; Moodle help

August 2018 Moodle News

Moodle cow on the beach on a sunny day

In this issue: Summer Workshops Announced; Request Moodle and Echo360 courses for Fall in SPIRE; Fall Moodle Courses Open August 31; Moodle Tip of the Month: Contact your students using the Announcements forum; What’s new in Moodle?; Moodle help

July 2018 Moodle News

In this issue: Summer Workshops Announced; Reminder: UDrive to be Retired on Monday, July 2, 2018; Moodle Tip of the Month: Importing Courses from a Previous Semester; What’s new in Moodle?; Request Moodle and Echo360 Courses for Summer & Fall in SPIRE

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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Moodle Unavailable July 13, 2017 from 7 a.m.

  On Thursday, July 13, 2017, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a scheduled upgrade to Moodle 3.1. Moodle will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. (for as long as 5 hours).  Please plan accordingly. For details about new features and changes to the software, see Moodle 3.1 Highlights. Also watch for August events, including…

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April 2017 Moodle News

Instructional Media Lab Temporarily Relocated Morning of Monday, May 15 On Monday, May 15, W.E.B. Du Bois Library will be closed until noon. We will be able to take appointments in LGRC A210 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and in Du Bois Library, Rm.765 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on May 15. Note this is…

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February 2017 Moodle News

Moodle Unavailable Thursday, March 16, 2017 During Spring Break, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a scheduled maintenance on Moodle. Moodle will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. (for as long as 5 hours).  Please plan accordingly.   Removal of Old Moodle Courses On Feb. 15, 2017, access ended to…

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January 2017 Moodle News

Reminder: Removal of Old Moodle Courses On February 15, 2017, access to Moodle courses taught up to and including Spring 2015 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. For help, see Backup a Moodle Course. To…

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Is Your Moodle Course Ready for Spring 2017?

With Spring 2017 classes set to begin on Monday, Jan. 23, 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. 20;  Make sure your TAs have access to Moodle; How to request your Spring 2017 on-campus Moodle courses;…

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Log In to Echo360 with Your NetID & Password

UMass Amherst instructors with Echo360 accounts can now use their UMass Amherst NetID and password to log in to the Echo360 server and Personal Capture software. This blog post describes these changes and provides information on how to use the new login process.  Echo360 Server To log in to the Echo360 server and access your instructor…

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November 2016 Moodle News

Turnitin Scheduled Downtime Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Turnitin will be unavailable while Turnitin performs maintenance on internal network hardware to increase capacity and ensure continued dependable service. No submissions or grading will be possible during the downtime. We advise instructors to set submission deadlines be…

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October 2016 Moodle News

Turnitin Scheduled Downtime Saturday, Nov. 5 On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Turnitin will be unavailable while Turnitin performs maintenance on internal network hardware to increase capacity and ensure continued dependable service. No submissions or grading will be possible during the downtime. We advise instructors to set submission deadlines be…

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