Academic Technology

How can you use technology effectively when designing and teaching courses? Here you’ll find workshop resources, tutorials and videos to help you implement best practices when using technology for teaching.


Tips for Organizing Your Moodle Course — How can you organize the layout of your Moodle course so that students can focus their energy on learning?

Best Practices for Designing Your Moodle Course – What does a well-designed course look like in Moodle? This DELTA workshop has resources and tips for designing online courses in Moodle.

Group Work in Moodle — Moodle provides technical solutions for student submission of group work, online group discussion, and peer review.

Moodle Roadmap — Roadmap is a Moodle activity you can build into your course to provide students with an interactive visualization of course activities and assessments.

Create Custom Learning Experiences for Students: Moodle Activity Completion and Restricting Access — Using the Moodle “Activity Completion” and “Restrict Access” features with content and activities can help students progress through a course while keeping track of their proficiency and completion at different points. 

Create Custom Learning Experiences for Students: Moodle Lesson Activity — The Moodle Lesson Activity allows instructors to create branching exercises where students are presented with content and then, depending on their responses or choices, are directed to the next stage of the lesson.

H5P Interactive Content in Moodle – H5P is a tool in Moodle that allows you to create dynamic, interactive activities in your course using the “Interactive Content” activity type.

Google Assignments in Moodle – With Google Assignments, you can collect assignments and give feedback by integrating Google Drive and Moodle.

Stealth Activities in Moodle – Using “stealth activities” can help organize and design a Moodle course with less scrolling for students.

Moodle Gradebook: Basic Setup, Display, and Functionality – The Moodle gradebook is a tool that allows instructors to enter grades for course activities and to view a summary of their students’ grades in one place.

Intelliboard – Intelliboard is a data visualization tool that gives you user-friendly reports about your students and their progress in your Moodle course

Help Students Stay Organized in Moodle – By providing clear explanations and lists to help students stay organized, instructors can help students understand expectations, prioritize tasks, and become more confident and better-prepared learners.

Assessing Student Learning With Core Moodle Tools — Moodle has several built-in tools you can use to assess student learning.

Promoting Academic Integrity in Moodle Quizzes – How can you configure your online quizzes and exams to make them more secure? While there is no silver bullet to defeat all types of cheating, there are some settings and best practices you can consider for promoting academic integrity when using Moodle quizzes for assessment.

Use Moodle Checklists to Help Students Get Organized and Track Progress — The Checklist activity is a tool in Moodle that can be used to help students keep track of the things they need to complete in a course, module, project, or assignment.


Panopto Basics — Explore this all-inclusive video management platform for creating, hosting, and delivering video content to enhance your course and learning experience for your students. 



Perusall – Perusall is a text-based social annotation/commenting/discussion tool that can help increase student engagement, build community among your students, motivate them to complete readings, and help them collaborate and communicate with each other.


PlayPosit: Interactive Video – Make instructional video more interactive and engaging by asking questions and providing opportunities for students to interact with content and each other.


Applying Cognitive Load Theory to Multimedia in Your Class– An overview of the approaches and options for captioning your live classroom videos and pre-recorded lectures.

Closed Captioning Resources – An overview of the approaches and options for captioning your live classroom videos and pre-recorded lectures.

Create Short, “Just Right” Videos for Your Course – Establish teaching presence in your online class by creating short videos.

Best Practices and Tips for Shooting Smartphone Videos – Create great videos for your class using your smartphone.

Current Virtual Reality Best Practices for the Classroom – VR is being used increasingly in both face-to-face and online learning environments around the world. These best practices can help you better understand this burgeoning technology.

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Create a Class Website with WolfWare WordPress – Build flexible websites to post course information, deliver instructional content, develop a blog for your class, and more.



Get Your Students Talking with Yellowdig — Yellowdig is an online discussion platform designed to build community by inviting students to initiate discussion threads in which they connect their course material to real-world experiences, prior knowledge and their own ways of thinking. Yellowdig’s platform uses gamification principles to reduce grading pressure on instructors.


Leveraging Zoom Tools to Facilitate Engagement – Explore tools and strategies to get the most out of your synchronous class interactions.