On February 2nd at 11pm EST, Remote-Learner will be updating our Moodle instance. This is a minor upgrade that includes updates to performance and security, as well as the following feature enhancements:
- Option to auto-save during quiz attempts (administrative setting)
- You will be able to search the list of users enrolled in a large course
- Drag and drop file upload progress indicator in filepicker
- New forum setting ‘Display word count’
For a user-friendly comprehensive list of changes please visit: http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/New_features
Please expect Moodle to be unavailable for a short time between 11pm and 1am.
In conjunction with an ongoing student project and J-term class, Special Collections has mounted an exhibit drawn from the College Archives– A People’s History of Middlebury College: Student Resistance and Social Change. From an uprising of students in 1822 asking for the dismissal of a professor, to the student strike in 1970 to protest of the war in Vietnam, through the formation of diverse activist groups like the Black Students for Mutual Understanding, the exhibit draws on primary sources in the College Archives. These resources have been heavily used by Hanna Mahon ’13.5 and Kristina Johansson ’14 as they’ve worked on the People’s History of Middlebury project over the past year, and used by the students in the J-term class that Hanna and Kristina are teaching. See the exhibit in the front vestibule, and the Harman Periodicals Reading Area of Davis Family Library.
To listen to an audio recording of the related panel discussion “Middlebury in the 1960s” see this blog post.
Also on display in the Davis Family Library Atrium– Antique wooden toys produced in local toy factories.
With Spring Term around the corner, Library Reserves is processing print, media, and electronic materials for course work. We encourage you to submit your requests as soon as possible! We’re happy to generate a list of previously used reserve materials from past semesters, and we can also easily restore old EReserve pages — please let us know if these options will be helpful.
Email Library Reserves with requests and questions: email@example.com. This is the best way to ensure a timely response to all Reserve needs. For more information on submitting reserve requests, please visit the Reserves Information for Faculty
wiki page. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch!
For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses.
- www.middlebury.edu: 352,885 (448,980) visits from 204,353 (260,230) people
- sites.middlebury.edu: 40,595 (67,394) visits from 34,798 (56,212) people
- mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 20,399 (21,648) visits from 19,207 (20,454) people
- menus.middlebury.edu: 19,311 (35,255) visits from 7,884 (19,571) people
- portal.middlebury.edu: 9,462 (12,424) visits from 5,118 (7,069) people
- biblio.middlebury.edu: 7,819 (12,768) visits from 6,083 (10,206) people
- web.middlebury.edu*: 6,700 (10,729) visits from 6,145 (10,094) people
- courses.middlebury.edu: 6,471 (15,181) visits from 4,852 (12,254) people
- catalog.middlebury.edu: 4,905 (36,063) visits from 4,643 (28,608) people
- facstaff.middlebury.edu: 3,803 (4,356) visits from 3,262 (3,817) people
* Note: The Online Directory was moved from web.middlebury.edu to directory.middlebury.edu on December 19.
- www.middlebury.edu: 178,969 (215,158) pageviews
- menus.middlebury.edu: 22,618 (36,457) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/academics: 19,854 (25,351) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 19,378 (37,042) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/admissions: 19,032 (15,889) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/admissions/apply: 13,359 (8,793) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib: 12,819 (20,709) pageviews
- portal.middlebury.edu/home: 12,346 (15,930) pageviews
- www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 10,951 (20,147) pageviews
www.middlebury.edu/ls: 8,549 (7,939) pageviews
- Search Midd: 378 (438)
- academic calendar: 237 (259)
- middfiles: 180 (313)
- mojo: 150 (80)
- moodle: 125 (243)
- menu: 70 (103)
- sites.middlebury.edu: 64 (109)
- webcam: 53 (51)
- interview: 50 (48)
- jobs: 46 (77)
- Safari: 33.09% (34.73%)
- Desktop Safari: 18.79% (20.70%)
- Mobile Safari: 13.24% (13.07%)
- Safari (in-app): 1.06% (0.96%)
- Chrome: 30.51% (30.90%)
- Firefox: 16.98% (16.70%)
- Internet Explorer: 15.27% (15.24%)
- IE8: 7.72% (7.55%)
- IE10: 2.36% (4.04%)
- IE9: 2.17% (2.05%)
- IE7: 1.67% (1.56%)
- IE11: 1.31%*
- IE6: 0.04% (0.03%)
- Android Browser: 1.29% (1.11%)
* Note: This is the first month that Google Analytics has been able to identify IE11 traffic, starting on December 17.
- Windows: 43.39% (39.81%)
- Macintosh: 37.92% (42.35%)
- iOS: 15.04% (14.84%)
- Android: 2.58% (2.16%)
- Linux: 0.38% (0.35%)
- BlackBerry: 0.09% (0.09%)
- Windows Phone: 0.09% (0.09%)
Special Collections has enjoyed a busy start to 2014 with several J-term classes visiting this week to use our collections for coursework. Prof. Peter Lourie’s class Adventure Writing and Digital Story Telling came to see 17th to early 20th century examples of travel and adventure writing, as well as to view photos from the College Archives of students engaging in their own adventures over the years.
And below see some photos from Prof. Kacy McKinney’s class Space and Place in the Graphic Novel. Students learned about the history of illustrations in books, viewing everything from a 1484 illuminated Latin text, to recently published graphic novels.
Students looking at a wide selection of illustrated books
Special Collections Director Rebekah Irwin shares a large format art book.
Prof. McKinney and students view illustrated books from the 16th to the 18th century.
The 5 in 5 – This year, IBM researchers are exploring the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together.
Obama Is Advised to Let Market Forces Decide Fate of MOOCs – Massive open online courses could help increase access to higher education while driving down its costs, but President Obama should not intervene in order to push the MOOC movement in that direction.
The following stats refer to activity on the Middlebury College Facebook page, the Middlebury College Twitter account, and share buttons on the main Middlebury College website. For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses, where appropriate.
- 159 (247) new people liked our Page, while 42 (33) people unliked our Page.
- 864 (1535) unique people shared stories about our page. These stories include liking our Page, posting to our Page’s Wall, liking, commenting on or sharing one of our Page posts, answering a Question we posted, RSVPing to one of our events, mentioning our Page, phototagging our Page or checking in at our Place. [Daily People Talking About This]
- 16354 (71173) unique people saw one of the items shared in that way. [Daily Viral Reach]
- 58028 (128053) unique people saw content associated with our Page. [Daily Total Reach]
Top Five Facebook Posts
“Reach” is the number of people who saw the post. “Engagement” is the number of people who clicked on the post.
- Photos and story from Homecoming ’13! Reach: 7136, Engagement: 634
- Three NESCAC championships in one weekend! Congratulations to Panther field hockey, football, and women’s soccer. Women’s Cross Country won their title a couple of weeks ago. Full coverage here: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/ Reach: 6108, Engagement: 421
- College Value Rankings Reach: 5836, Engagement: 1025
- Middlebury in DC Comes to Washington Reach: 5420, Engagement: 451
- U.S. Women’s Hockey Team defeated Finland 5-1 in Kenyon Arena today, then stuck around to sign autographs for the big crowd of Middlebury kids who came to see them play.. Reach: 4710, Engagement: 325
ShareThis is a service that tracks the clicks on the sharing buttons on our website. These buttons are shown on news postings, which are primarily found in the News Room, Arts, Sustainability, and Athletics sections of the site.
Shares By Channel
- Facebook: 86 (68) Shares, 6447 (3122) Clicks
- Email: 49 (40) Shares, 343 (254) Clicks
- Twitter: 32 (20) Shares, 692 (521) Clicks
- LinkedIn: 8 (7) Shares, 10 (0) Clicks
- Google+: 2 (0) Shares, 0 (0) Clicks