All students are automatically subscribed to announcements, which allows you to communicate with your whole class. Students will receive announcements posts as an email, and will also be able to view them within Moodle. Students are unable to post or reply to announcements. To write an announcement, do the following:
Click announcements on your course homepage.
The forum activity enables asynchronous threaded discussion between students and faculty. In a forum, participants can post comments and share content. Forums can be graded using whole forum grading, making it easy to award points/credit for student participation. Before creating the forum, consider these online discussion strategies in our Tips for Teaching Online, and then do the following:
With Quickmail, you can send messages to one or many students. Remember that students are unable to send messages through Quickmail. To send a message, do the following:
In the top right corner of your course, toggle on editing.
Select the arrow on the right of the screen to bring out a hidden menu and click add a block. Select Quickmail.
Choose individuals or groups to receive your message.
Moodle Chat allows for text-based synchronous chats with others in the course. Potential uses include hosting scheduled office hours or meeting real-time with your class when not everyone has broadband internet access to support video conferencing. To utilize this feature, do the following:
You can have remote class discussion with Zoom. You should think very carefully about potential student equity issues (e.g. lack of access to connectivity or hardware) and the logistics of different time zones. When possible, sessions should be recorded and made available. You can upload to Kaltura and add captions. After considering this, you can access the following resources:
User pictures are periodically uploaded from Banner. If you have loaded a different picture into Moodle it won't be overwritten, but if you have deleted your picture from Moodle, your Banner ID picture will be re-uploaded in the next sync. After considering this, do the following:
In order to change your preferred name in Moodle, you must follow these instructions to change your preferred name in The Heart/Banner Self-Service. These changes will automatically update Moodle. There may be a slight delay, as Moodle only updates Banner information every few hours.
Log into Moodle then click your name in the top right of the screen.
Choose preferences, followed by edit profile.
Scroll down to the pronouns.You may enter your pronouns in the box.
Click update profile to save your changes.
If you wish to change your personal pronouns in The Heart/Banner, click these instructions.
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