Moodle 2.4 is Here!
On the morning of Thursday, May 16, from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) completed a planned upgrade to Moodle 2.4.
Major changes with this upgrade include a new login process (that will link Moodle to other on-campus services) and an interface update to make Moodle more responsive to mobile devices. For more details, see:
If you have questions about Moodle 2.4, please contact Instructional Media Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-545-2823.
Spring 2013 Workshops & Events
Please join us this spring to learn about a variety of topics including:
- Moodle (Building a New Moodle Course, Moodle Course Design, Individual Student Work in Moodle, Quizzing in Moodle, and Tips, Tricks, and What's Coming in Moodle)
- Academic uses for Twitter
- Multimedia project development
- Creating and editing audio in Garage Band
- Editing video in iMovie
- Using blogs as Web sites
- "Flipping" the classroom
- Designing effective presentations
- Screencasting with Camtasia (Windows and Macintosh)
- Designing low-tech games for the classroom
To register, see:
Request Moodle Now for Summer and Fall 2013 On-Campus Courses
Registration in SPIRE is now open, instructors can request Moodle for Summer and Fall 2013 on-campus courses.
To request Moodle for Summer 2013 or Fall 2013 on-campus courses, log in to SPIRE at https://www.spire.umass.edu with your OIT Account NetID and password. In the Menu, go to Faculty Home > Moodle Course Request. You will go through a series of screens that will gather information about your course.
For more information, see Request a Moodle Course through SPIRE.
Come to the OIT Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab and get help with your Moodle needs from some of the most knowledgeable (and patient) people you will ever meet.
One-to-one appointments are available in the Instructional Media Lab in up to 2-hour blocks most weekdays. Contact us at email@example.com or 413-545-2823 to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.
You can also learn more about Moodle and review our support documentation at: http://www.oit.umass.edu/moodle
Lecture Capture at UMass Amherst - Spring 2013
Lecture capture encompasses a range of technologies that provide instructors with the capacity to record content in their classrooms or on their own laptop or desktop. Recordings are available to students in a variety of digital formats.
Beginning this Spring 2013 semester, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is partnering with Echo360, a media capture technology company, to offer lecture capture software and equipment at UMass Amherst.
For more information, please see: https://www.oit.umass.edu/lecture-capture-spring13
For questions or help with your instructional technology needs from knowledgeable and patient consultants, contact the OIT Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab.