Last year we posted some course site suggestions for faculty. The information is still relevant, and here is a short summary for those who only need a reminder:
- Where to find help for faculty - http://go.middlebury.edu/liaisons
- Where to find help for students working on media assignments - http://go.middlebury.edu/dmt
- Start at the Course Hub – http://courses.middlebury.edu
- Add your syllabus as a web page, document, or link
- In general, if you would like your course site to be private choose Moodle
- In general, if you would like your course site to be public choose WordPress
- If you make your course unavailable to students while you are building it, please make sure you make it available before students need access to it.
There are a handful of new services that are available for faculty to use in their courses:
SANSSpace has a web-based video and audio recorder for class assignments. Students can record audio or video and save directly to the site, and faculty can respond by inserting text, audio or video in the timeline of the student’s submission. It is most commonly used for an online language lab environment, and also has applications for presentations, music, and writing. SANSSpace can be added to your course via the Course Hub.
Shared Moodle Resource
Currently, the only shared Moodle resource is the Academic Integrity Tutorial. This tutorial can be added to any course via the Course Hub.
There have been many stories about curricular activities gathered over the years, and they have been shared across many sites. We have started to gather them in one place, the Curricular Innovations site, where faculty can see and share experiences in the classroom.
Personal tech tip: A colleague recently shared that they use a program called Eyeleo (http://eyeleo.com/) to help them to remember to take regular breaks when spending long amounts of time at a computer. Eyeleo works on windows computers, and there is a similar program, Time Out (http://www.dejal.com/timeout/), that works on Macs.
Wed. Sept. 3rd, noon – 1pm, Davis Family Library Computer Lab (DFL 105) – lower level. Drop-ins welcome or sign-up online (use the last box to tell us if there is something specific you want covered).
Description: Bring your lunch to the library and learn about what we have to offer you and your family. We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and their families and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more. Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages. Questions will be answered throughout the session.
Remote-Learner, our Moodle host, will be updating our Moodle instance on Friday, August 29th, at 11:59pm. We expect the site to be available by Saturday, August 30th, at 2am.
The libraries have purchased or subscribed to a bunch of new and wonderful resources over the summer (and late last academic year). Here are some of the highlights:
And these resources will be available very soon!
- Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (on order)
- Digitalia Film Library (on order)
- Chinese Cultural Relics – English translation of Wen Wu (we’ve subscribed and are awaiting publication of the first issue)
Trials expected during Fall Term:
- Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) – streaming video science experiments
- National Anti-Slavery Standard – primary source material
- Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection – streaming video of classic movies
We are always adding new resources – make your wishes known here!
In the same year that Captain Cook sailed to Hawaii and Great Britain declared war on France, Helen Weldon started her recipe book in Bath, England on January 29, 1778. In addition to keeping mites off your cheese, she includes recipes for Mock Turtle (Calves head) soup, Onion Soop [sic] and raspberry vinegar “for those who want a pleasant cooler” in the summer. Remedies like Teeth Water, Poison for Rats & Mice, and Diuretic Balls for Horses are included too. Her handwritten notebook was acquired by Special Collections this summer. Learn more in our online catalog or by visiting Special Collections.
Receipts Cookery, 1778
Baked Calfs head
Middlebury College has free trial access to the online version of the London Review of Books until September 13th.
Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page.
Explore and let us know what you think – send an email or contact your liaison.
Updated @ 6:24 PM ET 23AUG2014 – All interruptions to services have been resolved. You should now be able to access Banner INB, Banner Web/SSB, Hyperion, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused. Please report any additional problems to the Help Desk.
Original Message -
We are currently experiencing an interruption of service when connecting to systems and applications hosted in the Ellucian data centers.
Banner Web/SSB services are UP and operational however users cannot connect to Internet Native Banner (aka Banner INB), the Hyperion EPM reporting environments and other associated systems and applications.
We are working with our vendors to restore services as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
At 12:00PM (noon) today, 8/20/14, maintenance in the Carr Hall Data Center will interrupt some wired and wireless connections for the north side of campus. This interruption will last approximately 15 minutes.