If you’ve ever imported material from a past semester into a blank new Moodle course, you know firsthand the need to go through all of the course activities – assignments, quizzes, etc. – and change the due dates to line up with the new semester. (it simply wouldn’t do due to have an assignment in a Spring course that was due last Fall!) Instead of doing this one at a time, you can utilize the Dates report in Moodle to attend to all due and open/close dates from one page. File this one under serious time-savers!
Well, it’s end of the term time. Final grades are about due and the time of reckoning for students who have incomplete work is now.
In this video, I will be showing you how to bulk insert zero grades into empty slots in the Moodle gradebook. In order for Moodle to calculate student grades correctly and fairly, you need to make sure to mark any missing work as a zero. Otherwise, it will not be factored into the student’s final grade calculations.
I realize adding zeros is not of the part of the teaching process that most enjoy, but at least in this video, you’ll be learning a quick and painless way to complete this un-fun task.
Greetings! Today’s tip is in the form of a quick preview of a new email feature coming to UP campus soon. In this short video, learn how using the Focused Inbox and help keep distractions at bay and concentrate on what’s important. Don’t like the Focused Inbox? This video also shows you how to turn this feature on or off.
Greetings! Today’s tech tip is all about real-time collaboration in Office 365. The short video below gives you all the info you need to get started synchronously sharing, editing, chatting, and commenting on a Word document using Word Online (if you need an intro or refresher on Word Online check out this tip: Getting Started With Word Online.)
Using the cloud to co-edit documents is transformative. Once you start using the cloud, you’ll never go back to flash drives, floppy drives, CD-ROMS, or file cabinets again!
PDF’s are a great format to share learning materials with students. They are readable on just about any device and their small file size makes them easy to upload, download, or send through email. Additionally, PDFs are very good for accessibility – when properly formatted they are usable by students who need assistive technology such as screen readers or text-to-speech applications.
Most PDFs that have been created recently should already be in an accessible format (this includes PDFs that were converted from Word documents or that were provided by the Clark Library as course reserves) – however if you are curating PDF content from the web or from your own books or journals you’ll need to ensure accessibility yourself. In this video, you’ll learn how to easily double check a PDF
In this video, you’ll learn how to easily double check a PDF for basic accessibility and use either of two simple computer applications (both are free for UP faculty) to create an accessible version when needed.
- To download Read and Write Gold, visit the UP Virtual Service Center and click on the option for Software Downloads. RWG is available for PC and Mac and can be installed on UP owned computers as well as personally owned faculty and student computers.
- To get Adobe Acrobat installed on your work computer, please contact the UP Help Desk
- More information on accessibility best practices is available from Accessible Education Services