WordPress has been upgraded

We have upgraded WordPress (commons.trincoll.edu) to the latest version which is currently 4.2.4. Twenty Fifteen, a new responsive theme from WordPress, is now available. A complete list of the 41 plugins and 9 themes that were upgraded can be found below. The system was also migrated to a new virtual server which will allow us […]

Moodle 2.8 arrived today

Today we updated Trinity’s Moodle site to version 2.8.6. This ended up happening a bit quicker than we’d expected, so our documentation site will be catching up over the next week or so, but anyone interested can have a look at Moodle’s new features page. (Actually, since we jumped from 2.6 to 2.8, there are […]

Simple Timelines and Maps With WordPress

In the Spring of 2014 I had the opportunity to work with 3 different faculty members in the History department who wanted to experiment with having their students visualize data using maps and timelines. While they each had different goals and objectives the guiding principles were the same. We wanted the students to be able […]

Winterizing Your Course

The occasional snow day can feel like a gift. But too many snow days can disrupt a carefully-planned semester. And then there are all the other reasons faculty sometimes have to cancel: childcare, travel for presentations or research, jury duty . . . the list can be extensive. During this workshop, the Center for Educational Technology’s […]

Moodle Drop-In Hours

The above graph demonstrates vividly the start of the semester, as Moodle starts getting lots and lots of traffic all of a sudden. This year, we’re offering two new forms of support for Moodle. The Trinity College Moodle Resource Center offers guides, screenshots, and screencasts that cover the basic uses of Moodle. Every Friday from […]

AAEEBL 2014 Conference Recap

Last week, I presented at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning conference in Boston. Essentially, this is the ePortfolio conference. I attended several interesting sessions, from a range of conference tracks – from Digital Storytelling, to Learning-Oriented Assessment to Multimodal Assessment. The sessions I attended didn’t dwell the “nuts-and-bolts” of the educational technology […]

Under Construction

A lot is changing in the Educational Technology group this summer: We’ve added a new instructional technologist, Cheryl Cape, who comes to us from many years at the University of Findlay, in Ohio. Relatedly, we’ve re-organized the instructional technologists in a more discipline-friendly way: Cheryl will handle the physical and natural sciences; Sue Denning the […]