Moodle is our course management system (also called a Learning Management System or LMS) here at Bucknell. You can use Moodle to provide an online "home" for your course, uploading course-related files into a place where students can easily find those documents using any Internet-capable device.
As part of our synchronization with Banner, we create a "Faculty Advisor" Moodle course for every faculty member with advisees, and we automatically add advisees to that course as "enrolled students." You can find a link to that course by logging in to Moodle and clicking on the
A famous celebrity may have said that "80 percent of life is showing up," but my guess is that we want our students to show up in our courses more than 80 percent of the time, and we want to keep track of when students do and do not show up. Fortunately, Moodle has an Attendance activity that makes
Our Preventing Academic Irresponsibility page, part of the full Academic Responsibility at Bucknell Web site, describes ways to both prevent and to detect plagiarism. With plagiarism, to quote Benjamin Franklin, "an ounce of prevention is [indeed] worth a pound of cure." In other words, if you
I've just downloaded LiquidText from the App Store and already I have found it useful and fun. Liquid Text uses active reading technology, allowing you to highlight, annotate, outline and take notes quickly. Pages can be compared and searched easily. Using gestures highlighted text can be dragged to
At Bucknell, we have three easy-to-use platforms for creating surveys: Qualtrics Moodle Google Forms Qualtrics (discussed in a related blog entry) is the most flexible and advanced of the three options just mentioned. Here are some scenarios in which Qualtrics would be your best choice: You
How do I make my course available to students? One of my students has reported that s/he can't see my course in Moodle? What's the problem? How do I copy courses from the Moodle archive server to the main Moodle server? How do I add a Teaching Assistant to my course? I am teaching two
"I'm so passionate about video. I want others to be as passionate about it as I am. I want them to see video's true worth." -Brianna Healey Derr Brianna Healey Derr recently visited the Big Apple to accompany other panelists reflecting on the use of Kaltura and video at their prospective