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Moodle and Course Hub Work Sessions

Many faculty and staff have attended our workshops on the Course Hub, Moodle and WordPress.  To help people get started on their sites, we have scheduled a number of work sessions:

  • 10:00-11:00 am Weds, Sept 7th, Library 105
  • 10:00-12:00 pm Thurs, Sept 8th, Library 105
  • 2:00-4:00 pm Thurs, Sept 8th, Library 105
  • 10:00-12:00 pm Fri, Sept 9th, Library 105
These work sessions are an opportunity to work on your sites with support staff.  For more information on all workshops, see: Workshops

 

WordPress / Course Hub Training Sessions

The Curricular Technology team has organized training sessions on the Course Hub and WordPress, a popular platform that has been in use at Middlebury for a number of years now.  Below is more information on these sessions:

  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Wednesday, August 31, Library 105
  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Thursday, Sept 1, MBH 161 (Armstrong Library, Bi Hall)
  • 4:00-5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept 6, Library 105
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept 7, Library 105

These sessions have been scheduled before or after similar sessions on Moodle, Middlebury’s new learning management system (LMS).   Both of these platforms can be used for course sites.  To learn more about how they differ, see: Curricular Technologies Platform Overview

To attend one of these sessions, please fill out our sign up form, see:
WordPress / Course Hub Workshop Sign Up

WordPress / Course Hub Training Sessions

The Curricular Technology team has organized training sessions on the Course Hub and WordPress, a popular platform that has been in use at Middlebury for a number of years now.  Below is more information on these sessions:

  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Wednesday, August 31, Library 105
  • 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Thursday, Sept 1, MBH 161 (Armstrong Library, Bi Hall)
  • 4:00-5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept 6, Library 105
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept 7, Library 105

These sessions have been scheduled before or after similar sessions on Moodle, Middlebury’s new learning management system (LMS).   Both of these platforms can be used for course sites.  To learn more about how they differ, see: Curricular Technologies Platform Overview

To attend one of these sessions, please fill out our sign up form, see:
WordPress / Course Hub Workshop Sign Up

Moodle/WordPress training workshops – Language Schools 2011

Dear Language Schools Faculty,

As you know, the current summer is the final semester in which you will be able to add new content to Segue. (After the end of this summer, Segue will become “Read-only”.)  Middlebury is in the process of transitioning away from Segue to other courseware.  In preparation for this, LIS is offering a series of training workshops for Language School faculty.  Moodle and WordPress will be covered in the sessions.  We will discuss background and theory (when to use what, how to transfer content, etc.), as well as offer hands-on training.

Several workshops will be offered in the Davis Family Library 105.

Week of July 4
Week of July 11
Week of July 25

Please use the signup sheet linked below. Exact times are listed on the signup sheet. There are 19 computers in the lab.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/middlebury.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5TVUZFM1lZLVlTT2c1cHVVMmoxZWc6MQ#gid=0

Moodle/WordPress training workshops – Language Schools 2011

Dear Language Schools Faculty,

As you know, the current summer is the final semester in which you will be able to add new content to Segue. (After the end of this summer, Segue will become “Read-only”.)  Middlebury is in the process of transitioning away from Segue to other courseware.  In preparation for this, LIS is offering a series of training workshops for Language School faculty.  Moodle and WordPress will be covered in the sessions.  We will discuss background and theory (when to use what, how to transfer content, etc.), as well as offer hands-on training.

Several workshops will be offered in the Davis Family Library 105.

Week of July 4
Week of July 11
Week of July 25

Please use the signup sheet linked below. Exact times are listed on the signup sheet. There are 19 computers in the lab.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/middlebury.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5TVUZFM1lZLVlTT2c1cHVVMmoxZWc6MQ#gid=0

New Platforms for Teaching, Learning and Research

Beginning next fall with the 2011-12 academic year, Segue will be replaced by a collection of platforms connected by the Course Hub.  The Course Hub will become the definitive starting point for all online course resources and will provide links to other platforms including WordPress, ERES and soon Moodle, our new learning management system (LMS).

To help with the transition of sites from Segue to one of these new platforms, Curricular Technology (CT) team will be organizing workshops throughout the summer for faculty and staff.  The first series of workshops will begin next week:

Curricular Technology Platforms Overview

1:00 – 2:00 pm, Tues, June 21,  Library 105

Moodle workshop

2-3:30 pm, Weds, June 22, Library 105

WordPress workshop

1-2:30 pm, Fri, June 24, Library 105

Moodle @ Middlebury

Moodle has been selected as the primary learning management system (LMS) for Middlebury College.  Other LMS platforms considered were Sakai and Blackboard.  The Curricular Technology (CT) team researched these three LMS platforms extensively and organized a pilot program that involved over 20 faculty and more than 300 students.

Surveys of pilot participants indicated that more faculty and students who completed the survey considered Moodle the most useful and easy to use of the LMS platforms piloted. The CT team used an template developed by the Longsight Group (see: Longsight > LMS Selection Criteria) to do its own evaluation and came to similar conclusions.

Moodle has been in use at Middlebury since 2007, primarily for online assessment.  Beginning in the Fall of 2011, Moodle will be fully integrated into the new Course Hub platform which will become the definitive starting point for all new online course resources.