February 2014 Moodle News and Update
We have rolled out two new tools that will be available when Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Moodle course requests open on Monday, March 31st. Both tools should come in handy for setting up new courses and reusing previous courses. Let us know how you like them! In addition, we have information on some changes to the Moodle Course Request form.
For complete details, please see our Academic Computing blog, TeachOIT:
Topics covered include:
• Update multiple dates in a course at once
• Quick Settings block added to new courses by default
• Changes to the Moodle course request form
• Other Minor Fixes & Improvements
Want to learn more about Moodle?
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
Fuze Desktop Video Conferencing Available in Pilot at UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst is offering a pilot of Fuze, a desktop and mobile device video conferencing software to faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors. With high-quality video and audio and flexibility across computing devices, Fuze can help you host guest speakers in your classes or events, and much more.
For more information, please see our Academic Computing blog:
Lecture Capture at UMass Amherst
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.
For questions or help with your instructional technology needs from knowledgeable and patient consultants, contact the OIT Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab.