Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

Build Your Course

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There are several tools available to help you build engaging course content. Moodle, our learner management system (LMS), is a tool for creating online, dynamic websites for your students. You may use it simply as a repository of supplemental resources. However Moodle offers a place all of your course materials online: course readings, recorded lectures, informational websites, interactive forums, assignments and assessments. 

Login directly at www.moodle.loyola.edu or access Moodle on your Inside Loyola home page.

Moodle Resources and Training

Moodle system was updated in winter 2014. This latest version offer these new features:

Assignments and Grading in Moodle

Moodle offers a robust platform to assess student understanding of your course. Using simple feedback quizzes, involved term exams, and individual assignments, you are able track comprehension and accurately assess each person in your class.

  • Moodle Assignments: Video introduction to creation and setup of various assignment types.
  • Moodle Gradebook: This in-depth Moodle course give you training on every aspect of  the tool.

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.