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
The Assignment activity in Moodle is a very popular one, because it simplifies the process of collecting student work. When you use the assignment activity: Students submit their work to you by clicking on the link for the assignment in your course. Moodle time-stamps the submission, recording
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
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
One challenge that students and faculty members face with large Moodle courses is the (over-dramatically named) “scroll of death.” In other words, when there are many topic blocks and/or lots of documents within topic blocks, the Moodle course ends up being so long, that students need to keep