Overview

Learning Technologies and Online Education provides resources and training for faculty in the effective use of educational technologies. To these ends we keep current on emerging technologies and their proposed impact on education. We strive to assist Plymouth State University in providing a student-centered learning environment that offers a high quality education. We offer numerous workshops throughout the year, and provide individualized assistance where needed.

For those individuals who will be teaching online–either fully online or in a hybrid format–we provide the instruction necessary to attain PSU’s certification for teaching online. We also provide assistance for lecture capture, course design, multimedia development that can make your online courses more interactive and engaging.

We are the primary contacts for faculty questions concerning our Learning Management System (Moodle), our e-portfolio system (Mahara), SMART Boards, and any other technology used for teaching and learning at PSU.

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Recent News

Spotlight on Faculty 2014: Call For Proposals

February 11th, 2014 by Justin L'Italien

Learning Technologies and Online Education (LTOE) is proud to announce this year’s Spotlight on Faculty, to be held on Wednesday April 23, 2014 in the HUB Hage Room. This popular event gives instructors a chance to present to their peers about the technologies they use in their courses. Proposals to present are welcome on a variety of instructional technologies in the classroom, whether it be face to face, blended, or online. Proposals focusing on administrative, professional development, and research applications are also welcome.

Dinner and refreshments will be provided

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 3:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: HUB Hage Room

 

Spotlight on Faculty

Call for Proposals - Submit by 3/14/2014
  • Your description will be listed on the LTOE website and the schedule of events.

January Jamboree 2014

December 11th, 2013 by Justin L'Italien

January Jamboree

Learning Technologies and Online Education’s (LTOE) January Jamboree is a series of workshops designed to promote awareness to various academic technologies used in academia. Each presentation will last approximately 60 minutes, with the first half dedicated to introducing the subject and the remaining time for participant questions. In addition, available LTOE Staff will be present at the conclusion of the presentation for an hour long drop-in session, where participants can ask questions on any topic.

All sessions will begin at 12:30 PM EST in Lamson Library Room 102 (computer cluster across from Reference Desk). Feel free to bring your own computer! Online attendees may click the log-in link in the appropriate workshop below.

 


Friday January 10, 2014 - CoursEval (reporting features)

Presenter: Marylena Sevigney

Description: Wondering how to make sense of your CoursEval responses? Learn about the reporting features available to filter results and view data. Come with questions!

View Session PDF: https://www.plymouth.edu/office/online-education/files/2014/01/CE-Reporting.pdf


Monday January 13, 2014 -
 Qualtrics
Presenter: Scott Robison

Description: Qualtrics is an online survey tool that can be used for a wide range of purposes. It can be accessed by anyone with a PSU account. Faculty, students, and staff can find a link to Qualtrics in the “myLearning” channel or the “My Services” side bar of myPlymouth, or by going directly to: http://go.plymouth.edu/qualtrics.  Possible uses for Qualtrics are:

  • Mid-term course feedback surveys
  • Faculty research
  • Student research
  • Departmental surveys
  • Administrative surveys

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?psid=2014-01-13.1027.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr

 


Tuesday January 14, 2014 – Moodle 2.5 Update

Presenter: Justin L’Italien

Description: On Sunday December 29, Moodle will be updated to version 2.5. This update contains some critical security updates along with some new features that instructors will enjoy. Please join this session as Justin presents the new features of 2.5 as well as all the important interface and setting changes.

For a full list of features in the Moodle update, please visit: https://www.plymouth.edu/webapp/help/wiki/Moodle_-_Version_2.5

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?psid=2014-01-14.1023.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr

 


Wednesday January 15, 2014 – Screen Capture Tools

Presenter: Stacey Curdie and Justin L’Italien

Description: The term “screen capture” refers to the recording of your movements on your computer screen as you speak via a microphone. The result of this recording is a playable video that can be added directly into your Moodle class. Incorporating screen recording also results in greater student retention as students can both see and hear your detailed instruction or feedback. Please join this session to learn more about the free screen capture tools available here at PSU and how to best incorporate them into your classes.

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-15.1004.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr&sid=2013265

 


Thursday January 16, 2014 – Moodle Advanced Grading

Presenter: Stacey Curdie and Justin L’Italien

Description: Did you know that Moodle offers Rubrics and Marking Guides as alternative grading methods for student Assignments? Instead of providing a simple score, you can use your own grading criteria and adjustable scales to provide students with quality, in-depth feedback. Join this session as Stacey and Justin cover the benefits of using advanced grading and when each method is more appropriate.

View Session PDF: https://www.plymouth.edu/office/online-education/files/2014/01/Advanced-Grading-In-Moodle.pdf

Listen to Session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-16.1026.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr&sid=2013265

 


Friday January 17, 2014 – Kaltura

Presenter: Scott Robison and Justin L’Italien

Description: Kaltura is a video storage area, built into Moodle, that allows users to upload video securely and easily. No more posting large video files to YouTube and encountering their privacy concerns. Both instructors and students are able to use Kaltura in a variety of ways (share webcam videos, post screen capture videos, submit video assignments, etc.). Join this session to learn more about how you can utilize Kaltura in your future courses.

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-17.0957.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr&sid=2013265

 


Tuesday January 21, 2014 – Moodle Quizzes

Presenter: Justin L’Italien

Description: Building a Moodle quiz is a complex process. Naturally we think of just building questions and releasing it to students, but there is a lot more to the process. There are several options and organizational issues that can harm your quiz before it reaches your students. Join this session as Justin covers the basics of Moodle quiz-building.

View Session PDF: https://www.plymouth.edu/office/online-education/files/2014/01/Quizzes.pdf

 


Wednesday January 22, 2014 – Blackboard Collaborate

Presenter: Scott Robison

Description: Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that will be integrated in our Moodle platform. Available to use January 1st, 2014, this program allows instructors to hold virtual classrooms or office hours with their students. Collaborate comes equipped with polling features, web-cam sharing, interactive whiteboards, and much more.

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-22.0840.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr&sid=2013265

 


Thursday January 23, 2014 – Moodle Gradebook

Presenter: Justin L’Italien

Description: Storing grades in Moodle is an excellent addition to your course. It provides transparency to your students who are always looking for scores and feedback. It also provides an automatic course score to be tallied throughout the course, so you don’t have to constantly provide students with their course total. However, the process of building your Gradebook is a bit challenging to start. Join Justin at this session as he covers the basics of setting up your Gradebook, along with tips on how to weight your assignments.

Watch recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-23.1026.M.DC0580AF76EB6B0C48313A393811EC.vcr&sid=2013265

 


Friday January 24, 2014 – Mahara

Presenter: Marylena Sevigney

Description: Did you know that student ePortfolio use has been shown to boost GPA’s and increase retention rates? Mahara, PSU’s ePortfolio software, can be used in your courses for assignments and more. Check out some examples and learn how Mahara can help you and your students!

View Help Site: https://www.plymouth.edu/webapp/help/wiki/Category:Mahara

 

2013 Spotlight on Faculty – Recorded Presentations

May 3rd, 2013 by Justin L'Italien

On April 24th, LTOE sponsored the annual Spotlight on Faculty event.  Each of the presentations explored a variety of interesting and innovative approaches to including technology in their teaching. We have recorded these 15 minute presentations and have made them available to watch on our website. Click on the presentation title to watch the recording.

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