Cold and flu season is upon us. If that weren't enough, we have H1N1 to worry about this year too. What do you do if you're sick? The class sessions keep coming! So, if you're home sick (or need to be away from the classroom for an extended period)--consider moving some of your classroom activities to Moodle.
Here are some tips:
: use Moodle's Assignment collection feature to electronically collect your students' work.
: provide full-text linking to articles available via Staley Library's databases.
- Electronic Reserves:
request that Staley Library set up an electronic reserves course with scanned articles and book chapters that your students can access. Contact Amanda Pippitt
in the Library for more information.
- Uploading Documents:
provide electronic copies of any handouts or notes that you would have given out in class. Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, small audio/video files, etc... Up to 195.3 MB for each file.
(asynchronous): capture some of the classroom discussion by using online forums. Post a question or topic and ask students to reply online.
(synchronous): Live, online in real-time "virtual" office hours or discussion.
- Online Quizzes
: used by some professors as a "pre-test" or review of previous content. Ideal strategy for determining if students understood concepts and ideas.
- News Forum:
available in every Moodle course. Keep students up to date by posting classroom announcements here. Postings are also automatically sent to students' Millikin e-mail accounts too.
- Online Lecture:
If you own a laptop with a built in webcam, consider recording a mini-lectures. Break large lectures up into 5 minute increments.
- PowerPoint with Audio
: Have a microphone? Add audio to provide more explanation to your PowerPoint presentations.
- Online Learning Objects
: provide links to ready-made learning objects, such as those in MERLOT
Questions on how to do this? Contact Joe Hardenbrook
for questions, or to schedule a consultation.