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Recording and Uploading Your Teams Class

This series of video tutorials will show you how you can present various types of content in a Teams meeting, record a meeting and upload the recording to Ensemble and Moodle for students to view later. Presenting a PowerPoint in a Teams Meeting This video will show how you can present a PowerPoint to your […]

Grading in Moodle

The following videos outline setting up your gradebook in Moodle as well as how to grade your students. Particular attention should be paid to final video as it shows the nuanced difference between setting up ‘Grade Items’, i.e.: assignments that would be handed in during a lecture, and ‘Moodle Assignments’ which are assignments that are […]

Collapsible Topics View in Moodle

ITS has installed a new view format into Moodle to supplement the more typical weeks and topics view. If you find that your Moodle page is becoming overly lengthy and cluttered with content, then the new Collapsible Topics view format could be of interest. Brought to our attention by a faculty member who wanted to […]

Whiteboard Recording with Ensemble Video

Recording a more traditional lecture presentation in the comfort of your own home is a lot easier than you might think. Using any iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can record yourself delivering your lecture content without any additional equipment. All you need to do is install the application ‘Ensemble Video’ from […]

Group Forums on Moodle

Group work with your students can be undertaken in an asynchronous way by using Moodle and Moodle forums. In the following video we explore how to set up Moodle forums for your student groups and how to restrict them to the appropriate group, if so desired.

Creating Video Quizzes in Ensemble

You can use our campus video server, Ensemble Video, to create video quizzes similar in nature to the kinds of quizzes you might have seen on MOOCs or other online courses. These quizzes can ask different questions at specific points in the video playback, and can even prevent the students from skipping ahead. Once the […]

Moodle Chat – Synchronous Text Based Communication

When you need to communicate with your students in a synchronous real-time fashion, sometimes a full blown video conference seems like overkill. This is especially true in a setting where there might only be a small number of students, or it is an impromptu meeting, or simply a situation where the ability to see and […]

Creating Quizzes and Exams in Moodle

Professor Estelle Chamoux has created a great video on how to create quizzes and exams in Moodle: And she followed that up with a “part 2” video on using different question types in your quizzes:

Adding a Question and Answer Forum on Moodle

In this tutorial we explore how to build a forum onto your Moodle page to give students a public venue for asking questions when conducting classes in an asynchronous manner:

Grading and Providing Assignment Feedback in Moodle

Moodle has an integrated grading system which allows you to review submitted assignments, annotate them (comments, drawing, highlighting), and grade them all from the Moodle site, without requiring you to actually download any files to your computer. In order for this to work properly, you should consider limiting assignment submissions to PDF files as PDFs […]