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VoiceThread Gets Even Better

VoiceThread Upgrade 2015On May 8th we upgrade to the new VoiceThread. This new interface is easy to use, share, and comment. The entire Loyola community has access to VT via Moodle. 

Check out the new features (available May 8th)

What's changing:

  • User interface "look and feel" in VoiceThread
  • Loyola.voicethread.com will be deactivated to improve integration with Moodle and mobile access
  •  Improved Moodle-VoiceThread integration links with new grading feature
Visit the Tech Services Support Blog Post - VoiceThread Upgrade for details and instructions on how to use the updated interface and integration.

Moodle Resources and Training

Moodle is a tool for creating online, dynamic websites for your students. You may use it simply as a repository of supplemental resources, or as a place for all of your course materials (including exams, video, and readings). Login to Moodle at  www.moodle.loyola.edu or Inside Loyola home page.

Build Interactivity - Foster Learning

Students tend to learn more when they’re intensely involved in their education; when asked to think about what they are learning and apply it in different settings. Multimedia applications together with individual approaches can help in this direction. We offer and support several multimedia tools to help you keep students engaged and actively learning:

Interactive Tool / Description
Adobe Connect: This cloud-based tool fosters synchronous interaction and allows the creation of virtual classrooms. It can be invaluable in the event of unscheduled closings.
Camtasia: Build professional quality video tutorials for you students, or capture lectures and examples easily.
Blogs & Wikis: Get Web 2.0 interactivity and functionality directly in your Moodle course.
Panopto : The perfect solution for lecture capture and podcasts.
Qualtrics Research Suite: This industry standard survey tool is available free to the entire Loyola community. It's robust and dynamic.
VoiceThread: Now you and your students can hold conversations in the cloud.
Second Life: Loyola's campus as a virtual world.
Turning Point: These clickers allow for real-time quizzes and offer a great interactive way for you to gauge students' comprehension.