In this tutorial, I explain how to add images to course cards in Canvas. Note that in order to add course cards, your system admin needs to enable that feature in your production instance. If you get that far in the tutorial (00:18) and don’t see “Enable Dashboard Images for Courses” as an option, contact your system admin and ask her/him to enable that feature.
Moodle Tutorial: Make multiple-Question Polls with the Feedback Activity. Do you use Moodle? Do you need to make a survey with multiple questions? here is a little tutorial on how to do it. I used Moodle 2.7 here. The latest version as of July 29, 2015 is v2.8, but the Feedback Activity has pretty much stayed the same across different versions, so you should be fine with this tutorial regardless of version. I hope you find it useful!
This tutorial explains how to create a multiple-question poll using the Feedback Activity in Moodle 2+
One of my classmates has been working very hard on this project. She is an awesome person and a very competent and qualified professional. Help spread the word about this great course.
Description below taken from their website https://open.coursesites.com/
Announcing New Offering in Series: Designing an Exemplary Course
Open course enrollment will begin September 19th.
Duration: September 26 – October 17
Course Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners.
The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.
You can take any of these course completely for FREE. These course currently do not get you college credits, but it looks like in a not to distant future universities will give students college credit for completing MOOCs successfully. Will this take a big bite out of community colleges and their market segment?
Are MOOCs the future of online learning? Are they good, bad, neither?
What says you?
Awesome little infographic for beginners put out by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Think of it as a glossary of terms. Also, bear in mind that the description of Instructional Technology given in this infographic is very simplified, and it only seems to refer to hardware and software. However, the description does not reflect what the profession and the field of study known as instructional technology are, so take that one as a simplified starter-description. Anyway, the rest of the chart should be pretty useful for anyone wanting to get started with speaking the lingo of instructional technology.
The evolving nature of teaching and learning
The nature of how teaching and learning is carried out is constantly evolving based on the ever-changing dynamic between multiple variables. Technology is perhaps the fastest evolving variable in a learning system. The advent of computers and the Internet have brought about drastic change to all facets of life, including education, and new technologies are being developed at lightning speed on a daily basis. Embracing web and media technologies for education requires a paradigm shift. Distance education is best achieved when it is learner-centered rather than teacher-centered. In this model the teacher becomes more of a guide on the sidelines rather than a sage on stage. The implication is that students are active participants in their own learning rather than passive listeners. This active learning approach enables students to “own” their newly acquired understandings.
Common Sense View Of Online Learning Environments
It is useful to think of learning environments as complex adaptive systems that evolve constantly based on the interactions amongst the various agents within, and sometimes from without, the system. As a student, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the role you play within the learning environment (complex adaptive system) in order perform proactively and efficiently. This leads to being effective (success). Think of students as agents, of teachers as super agents with special abilities, and content and technology as special agents. Now think of all the ways the various agents interact with each other! Where do you fit in? How should you perform to live up to your role in the system?
Successful Distance Learners Tend To Have The Following Traits*:
- Are highly motivated self starters
- Are self-disciplined
- Are hands-on learners who like to be involved in driving their own learning process
- Have access to a reliable computer, and have a contingency plan in the event of technology failure (technology will fail at some point, don’t panic)
- Are comfortable communicating in writing
- Possess good meta-cognitive skills
- Have basic computer literacy skills, or are not timid about learning new technology
- Are very adept at managing their time
- Are able to work individually and as part of a team
- Are able to perform candid self-evaluation
- Have a can-do attitude
Do not worry if some of the traits just mentioned seem intimidating to you. What is most important in becoming a successful distance learner is that you have an open mind, are motivated to give it your best effort, and that you devote plenty of time to do the readings and assignments in your courses. This investment on your part will result in the achievement of those traits that will enable you to continue on successfully in you academic quest.
* This list is adapted in part from University of Illinois & the Illinois Online Network.
As soon as students finish a quiz and click the “Submit” button Moodle shows them their score (for example: 89/100, or 100/100, etc.). SO , they do see their score immediately. But, what if you want to make the Gradebook permanently visible them?
You need to do two things. The first is to make your Gradebook visible in your Settings, and the second is to make sure the “eye icon” or reveal/unhide icon is set to visible.
Below are instruction how to do this:
STEP 1 – Click on “settings on the left column”
STEP 2 – Locate “Show Grades” on the page and select “Yes” from the drop down menu
STEP 3 – Scroll all the way down and click “Save Changes”
STEP 4 – In the Administration block, click on “Grades”
STEP 5 – Click the tab named “Categories and Items”
STEP 6 – In the “Actions” column, click the “eye” icon to open the eye, and thus reveal the Gradebook permanently
STEP 7 – Click “Save changes”
That’s it. You have now made the gradebook permanently visible (well, until you change it again).
STEP 1 – In the Administration block, click on “Assign Roles”
STEP 2 – In the “Roles” column, click on “DSPS* Student“. (*Your institution may use a different acronym or label here)
STEP 3 – In the search bar, type the student’s name, email, or ID number (you might have to scroll down if you have a small monitor and cannot see the search bar
STEP4 – In the “Search results” box click on the student’s name to highlight it, and click the “Add” button
STEP 5 – Click on “Assign Roles in Course” (you may have to scroll down if you have a small monitor running at low resolution.
That’s it. You have removed the time limits for this student.