Announcements

June 2018 Moodle News

In this issue: Hoonuit Training to be Discontinued; Reminder: UDrive to be Retired on Monday, July 2, 2018; Moodle Tip of the Month: Incompletes & Independent Studies; What’s new in Moodle?; Request Moodle and Echo360 Courses for Summer & Fall in SPIRE

Early Summer Faculty Workshops

Instructional Innovation invites all instructors: faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, grad instructors, and instructional staff to attend our early summer workshops. Come extend your toolkit for teaching! Moving Course Materials off UDrive: Hands-on Support Session UMass IT has announced the retirement of UDrive as of July 2, 2018. If you link from Moodle or Blogs at UMass…

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End of Semester Reminders

Important grading and end-of-semester information: Spring 2018 grades are due before midnight, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Grades need to be approved in SPIRE just before midnight on Tuesday, May 15. Final grades from the Moodle Gradebook can be imported into your SPIRE grade roster any time during the grade-entry period (April 27 through May 15,…

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May 2018 Moodle News

In this issue: Grades Due in SPIRE before midnight, May 15; UDrive to be Retired on Monday, July 2, 2018; Moving Course Materials off UDrive: Hands-on Support Session; Implementing Accessibility into your Course Syllabus: Hands-on Support Session; Moodle Update: What’s Coming in Moodle in Summer 2018?

April 2018 Moodle News

In this issue: Request Summer & Fall Moodle Courses; Request Echo360 for Summer and Fall in SPIRE; New in Moodle: Responsive Video; Innovate@ Symposium, May 2018; UMass Create Web Domains Seeks Student Projects; Instructional Innovation Spring Workshops

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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