Announcements

October 2018 Moodle News!

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In this issue: Instructional Innovation workshops, Moodle Tip of the Month, What’s new in Moodle, and Moodle Help and Resources. 

September 2018 Moodle News

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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