Instructional Technology supports faculty members in the utilization of technology in order to enhance student learning. The instructional technologist provides one-on-one assistance as well as small group training for faculty members, readers, and office assistants. The Instructional Technologist and the Faculty Instructional Technology Committee work together to set goals and priorities, select tools, and establish policies for the instructional technology program.
**NEW FEATURES** - Instructions on how to access some of the new features that are now available in Moodle
Setting up Courses
Moodle Backup and Restore - Directions on moving over course material from Moodle (prior to the 2012-2013 school year).
Importing Moodle Courses - Importing a Moodle course from a previous semester.
Adding Enrollment Keys - Put an enrollment key on a class or use it to assign students to a specific group.
*Enrolling Students in your Course* - Students can either enroll in your class, or you can enroll them.
*Making Course Available for Students* - Detailed directions for making sure your course is available to students.
Attendance - An easy way to do attendance in your class.
Course Administration - Managing your course
Group Discussion Forums - These instructions were created for the NRSG 435 class, but can be used for any class that wants to create different forums for different groups in your class.
Setting up the gradebook - Instructions on how to set up your gradebook using categories and various settings. But please contact me if you need help - it can be a little confusing!
Overridden cells - Instructions on how to fix the brown shaded cells in the Category or Course Totals.
Student Override - How to allow a student extra time on a quiz (or let them take it at another time).
Respondus LockDown Browser Instructions - This is an option usually only used for the Nursing or PA students who have laptops. See me if you wish to use it.
Links for Help with Moodle Quizzes - Here you will find a list of helpful links on creating quizzes, importing quizzes from Word, grading quizzes, quiz statistics, and more.
Importing from test banks - These instructions can be used to import questions from other test banks.
Manual grading of essay questions - Here is an easy way to grade all of the manual grading that you may have to do.
Podcasts - Nursing instructions for creating podcasts.
Moodle FAQS - Under development.
TurningPoint 5 Directions - Directions on setting up and using Turning Point 5 at Union College.
TurningPoint 5 Software Download - If you would like to download the software on your home computer, you can use this link. Choose Polling Software, TurningPoint 5.
Turning Point Competition options - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy1DWj6TJnU
TurningPoint 5 Training - Link to online training resources.
** If you would like a Instructor Kit that contains a clicker and receiver, let me know, and I will get one for you.
Student directions for registering their clicker on Moodle: http://turningtechnologies.com/pdf/UserGuides/MoodleforStudents.pdf
Faculty Development Resources
The following links list resources which can assist faculty members with the effective integration and use of technology in the classroom.
Request a New Project
Faculty members are encouraged to experiment with new tools and methods. In order to establish a body of expertise on campus and to ensure that the required technology will run smoothly during the pilot program, we ask that all faculty members wishing to conduct a pilot project submit proposals and gain approval before beginning.
If you plan to solicit funding for the project from an outside source you will also need approval from the Office of Advancement.