As we are wrapping up the end of the semester, below is a checklist of items to consider as we near the end of the course term. Check your Moodle gradebook visibility By default, students cannot see the Moodle gradebook. … Continue reading End of the Year Moodle Checklist
At this point in the semester, your Moodle course may packed with content which can lead to “Moodle sprawl” — an endless scroll of PDF files and links. Here are a few ways to reduce the clutter. Put Files into … Continue reading Simplifying your Moodle course
Ed Discussion (https://edtech.org) is a relatively new addition to the set of tools provided to Swarthmore faculty for their course discussions through Moodle (https://blogs.swarthmore.edu/its/2021/08/13/new-software-for-grading-and-online-discussions-coming-for-fall-2021/). It’s an exciting tool for us, first because it enables near-real-time interactivity with its exceptionally responsive … Continue reading Tired of old forum tools? Try Ed Discussion!
Swarthmore faculty now have full access to use Gradescope to collect and grade homework and exams. Gradescope can be used with paper, online, or programming assessments and is designed to reduce the time and effort needed for instructors to grade … Continue reading Collect and Grade Assignments with Gradescope
Beginning in Fall 2021, ITS will be providing two new services for faculty that will enable more effective online class discussions and easier grading of paper homework and exams. Ed Discussion Forums Ed (edstem.org) is an online discussion forum that … Continue reading New software for grading and online discussions coming for Fall 2021
We’ve all had to adapt to changes brought on by the pandemic. I was curious how the Chemistry department was able to to handle the move to online learning, especially when dealing with larger lab classes. I asked Senior Lab … Continue reading Building Online Chemistry: Interview with Lori Sonntag