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Let Students “Drive” in the Classroom

4531857083_1bdb482cc1_mSuzanne Surina Baur, a Technology Resource Teacher from Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program in Norfolk, Virginia, suggests ways to have students drive their learning in class.  She notes that being lectured to or talked at makes it hard for students to be engage with the material and take ownership of their learning.

Read her suggestions at

Need Help?    As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 or


Request Your Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 On-Campus Moodle Course

Course registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 begins on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Request Your Moodle Course in Spire

SPIRETo request Moodle for your Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 on-campus course(s), log in to SPIRE at with your OIT Account NetID and password. In the Menu, go to Faculty Home > Moodle Course Request. You will go through a series of screens that will gather information about your course. For more details, see:

Note: On-campus courses for the College of Nursing will not be listed as eligible for Moodle in SPIRE. (Instructors teaching in this college require approval to use Moodle.)

For questions or help with requesting a Moodle course in SPIRE, please contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 or

Want to reuse an existing Moodle course?

You’ll need to request a new Moodle course each semester you teach a class. Once a new empty Moodle course “shell” has been created, you can use the Moodle Import feature to move content from the course you would like to reuse into the new course shell. For step-by-step instructions, see:

You can import a course you taught in a previous semester that is still on the Moodle server, or a course belonging to another instructor if you have their permission to copy it.

For questions or help with reusing an existing Moodle course, please contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 or

Support & Training Resources for Instructors

To learn more about Moodle, you can:

  • Review our support documentation at:
  • Set up a time for a one-on-one consultation with staff in our Instructional Media Lab ( | 413-545-2823).

If you have any questions about using Moodle for Summer 2014 or Fall 2014, please contact the Instructional Media Lab ( |413-545-2823).