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

January Jamboree 2015

December 17th, 2014 by Scott

Moodle Gradebook Essentials!

Does Moodle Gradebook frustrate, intimidate, or just plain baffle you? Our Moodle Gradebook Essentials workshop series promises to demystify the gradebook, providing clear instruction and hands-on practice. Bring your syllabus and your questions – and by the end of the three, sequential, three-hour sessions, you will walk away with a fully configured gradebook that meets your specific grading needs. We’ll provide a comprehensive overview of gradebook functions, walk you through a step-by-step process for designing a gradebook that works for you, and answer all your questions along the way.

Because of the prep work required by us for each attendee, it is very important that you pre-register for the workshop series and if you do register, are committed to attending.
Dates: January 13, 14, and 15; 1– 4pm (each day builds on previous day)

In addition to the Gradebook Essentials workshop series, we will also be offering other hands-on, two-hour workshops the third week of January (20, 21, 22 and 23). The topics will depend on the number of people expressing interest in each. The list of options include: Moodle 101, CoursEval, The Use of Video in Moodle, Online Surveys: Qualtrics, e-Portfolio: Mahara, and Web Conferencing: Collaborate.

Please register as soon as possible as space is limited!
Click or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/JanuaryJamboree2015.

Please contact Scott Robison with any questions
sarobison@plymouth.edu —  535-2262


Summer Workshop Series – June 2-4

June 26th, 2014 by Scott

Here are links to four of our 1st annual Summer Workshop Series sessions. We had a great turnout and lots of engagement and interaction. Next year’s event is sure to be bigger and better!

Online Discussion Forums with Stacey Curdie Meade

Moodle Rubrics and Marking Guides with Stacey Curdie Meade

Kaltura: Instructor and student created video content with Reed Marmy Cotton

Web Conferencing using Collaborate with Marylena Sevigney


Spotlight on Faculty 2014: Recorded Presentations

April 25th, 2014 by Justin L'Italien

On Wednesday April 23rd, LTOE sponsored the fifth annual Spotlight on Faculty event. These series of 15 minute workshops gives instructors an opportunity to speak about a particular technology or teaching strategy used to improve their teaching. The variety of topics covered was fantastic this year and the audience surely walked away with some excellent new tricks to work into their curriculum.

We recorded each of the presentations for folks who were unable to attend the event. Please click on the presentation title to view the recordings.


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Please visit the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for a complete list of teaching resources! As it matures, CETL will be your "one-stop-shop" for all things related to teaching and learning.