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 Summer 2014. This latest version offer these new features: In-line feedback assignment submissions – submissions can be graded without downloading and uploading, Robust Joule Grader tool, and Certainty-Based Marking.
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: This quick video walks you through the process of creating an Assignment in Moodle, setting up various submission criteria, and grading guidelines.
- Moodle Gradebook: This Moodle course give you in-depth training on every aspect of working with the Gradebook tool.
Build Intearctivity in Moodle
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 within the education process can help in this direction. The FTC offers you several multimedia tools to help keep students engaged and actively learning.
Adobe Connect:Synchronous interaction and virtual classrooms.
Camtasia: screen capture and video editing
Moodle Blogs/Wikis/Forums: Web 2.0
Panopto & Audacity:lecture capture and podcasting
Qualtrics Surveys: Design, launch, and manage surveys to small or large groups. Use your Loyola username/password to sign-in.
Voicethread: multi-media discussion forum
Second Life: virtual campus
Turning Point/Poll Everywhere: instant audience feedback for surveys and quizzes