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.

Moodle

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.

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.

Overview of H5P Interactive Content – This 30-minute workshop recording will provide an overview of some H5P activities you can use to engage students with your content in Moodle.

Create Interactive Content in Moodle with H5P – 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.

Panopto

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. 

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Perusall

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

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.

Video

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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WolfWare WordPress

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.

Zoom

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