Previewing lynda.com

Effective *yesterday*, Trinity College has started offering all faculty, staff, and students full access to the thousands of training videos available on lynda.com. They’re great for brushing up on a particular software package, or, for example, to make sure all the students in a class know how to use Excel’s pivot tables, or ArcGIS, or […]

Assignment Submission

The Moodle Assignments tool is a great way to have students submit their work to you. It will free up space in your email inbox, store all student submissions in a consistent location, and allow you to give students feedback online. It can also help mitigate issues where large files get “stuck” in student’s email […]

We are hiring students for the Fall

The Educational Technology group (part of Information Technology Services) is looking to hire motivated students to join our Student Technology Assistant program in the Center for Educational Technology in the library. Fill out an application today! Are you looking for an opportunity to learn valuable (and practical!) technical skills while working on meaningful projects? Do you […]

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 […]

Viewing the Gradebook

There are numerous views and screens available of the Moodle gradebook, but only a few are commonly used. When you first access the Gradebook by clicking on “Grades” under the Navigation box, the Grader Report view is shown as the default.  This view shows all the grades for all the students in the course, with […]

Editing a course

To add or alter the contents of a course, including adding activities or resources, a teacher must turn editing on.  To do this, use the “Turn editing on” button located either at the top right of any course page when you’re logged in, or within the Administration block on the left, directly beneath Course Administration […]

What is Moodle?

Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows instructors to expand the boundaries of their classroom outside the traditional face-to-face classroom.  It is a web-based system where course materials (such as documents, assignments, audio and video files) can be posted online, making them more convenient for students at all times of the day.  This reduces […]

How many schools are using Moodle?

There are thousands of Moodle sites worldwide located in over 250 countries.  Since Moodle is open-source software, it is highly customizable and is used in a wide variety of education and training environments.  For liberal arts colleges, the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) was organized to support a collaborative effort on development, training and technical […]