Moodle Quiz Docs

In preparation for a new academic year, we have published documentation about the Moodle quiz activity. This activity is a powerful tool for assessment and as a learning aid.

There are a number of different question types that you may use in a Moodle quiz. Click this link to see a list and description of each. One benefit to using the Moodle quiz is that most question types are graded automatically. It is also possible to determine what feedback is shown to students and when so that the quiz may be used as a study aid.

You may access the quiz documentation below. Please contact Instructional Technology if you have any questions.

Moodle Quiz: Home
Moodle Quiz: Basic
Moodle Quiz: Advanced
Moodle Quiz: Question Bank
Moodle Quiz: Grading


MS Word: Finding Words With a Particular Format

Did you know that you can find words with a particular format in Microsoft Word? It is possible. The following instructions are for MS Word Mac 2011. The steps should be similar to the Windows version.

To find words with particular formatting:

  1. Open the document.
  2. In the menu bar click Edit > Find > Advanced Find and Replace.
  3. In the Find section select Font from the "Format" drop-down.
  4. In the Font Style column click on Italic.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the Find Next button to cycle through all the words with the chosen format.
  7. Click OK when Word finishes searching the document.
Click the following link to see a demonstration of this: http://www.screencast.com/t/PF8YNLk1gf


Moodle Gradebook Survey 2

On May 12, we posted about a survey Moodle's founder and creator, Martin Dougiamas, had posted inquiring about the Moodle grade book. He has taken the results of that survey and created a more specific query. The message from Martin Dougiamas is below:

Hi all,
Several weeks ago we ran a short Gradebook survey to gather some of your feedback in preparation for the Moodle Gradebook workshop in Long Beach, California on June 11-12.  Thank you to more than 600 of you who provided the group with some terrific rich data to work with.

The working group has distilled some of the key issues into a second survey with more specific targeted questions, and we would love to get responses from those of you working with the Moodle gradebook to help us further.
The survey is here:  Moodle Gradebook Enhancement Survey

Please spread this link around to Moodle teachers that you know!
Thanks for contributing to Moodle with your feedback!
Please take a moment to complete the survey. The more feedback we can provide the better the tool will be in the end.



THATCamp Milwaukee

The instructional technology team had the opportunity to attend THATCamp Milwaukee this past weekend with Ellen Joyce. It was a wonderful time meeting and dialoging with peers. Below is a Storify archive of the Twitter stream from the conference.


Converting VHS

We have updated our instructions for converting VHS to another format. Material may be captured from VHS and converted to another format as long as it is within the bounds of honoring copyright. Please honor copyright and make sure that your capture is a fair use.

We have equipment in the Innovation space located in the Library to assist you with this task. There are three software options available to you to capture and convert the VHS footage: iMovie/iDVD, Adobe Premiere Pro/Encore and Final Cut Pro. Please visit the link below to see the instructions for each platform.