Moodle Browser recommendations

Keep the following in mind when using Moodle for teaching. Keeping your browser updated is important for Moodle to function properly.

Recommended minimum browser: recent Google Chrome, recent Mozilla Firefox, Safari 6, Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle).

  • IE8 and Safari 5 are no longer fully supported. They should still work but they are not tested regularly and there might be some problems. Like most of the world’s Web sites and browser producers, we encourage you to keep your browsers current to improve security and functionality while saving us valuable time. (For example see what Google is doing.)
  • IE6 and IE7 are not recommended for Moodle 2.6 at all. You will encounter difficulties trying to use those old browsers in today’s Internet.

iPads for Teaching and Learning

Take a look at what others are doing in the classroom with iPads.

ipad image

Why?

iPads and iPhones have proliferated within many educational settings. Using iPads and inexpensive iPad apps, teachers can easily employ creation and collaboration tools in the classroom!

Give your students a 21st Century learning experience. Make learning more engaging, collaborative and creative!

Who has done this before?

iPad Art: Lessons, apps and ideas for the iPad in Visual Art
Cathy Hunt

http://bit.ly/1h7tamN

iPad Study Results

http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/tools/ipad/research/results.htm

Check out iPad Art Room at http://www.ipadartroom.com/

How?

iPad paintbrush: http://bit.ly/1mSbO29

Take a look at some applications to create video on mobile devices.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/apps-making-movies-mobile-devices-monica-burns

3D Creator Tool App: 123D Creature: http://bit.ly/1itoblV

8 Museum Apps: http://shar.es/S1erg

 

The Office of Academic Technology is also supporting a pilot project of portable lecture capture equipment and software. Consider how you can flip your classroom with the Swivl!

http://www.swivl.com/flipped-classroom/

Flipped Classroom Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByjSNCXrCYZ4cXFKVURVdlRLaWc/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Easy Multimedia Timeline Creator

Take a look at these free tools for creating dynamic timelines with images, videos and more! Embed one on a blog, facebook or your MICA course page!

Dipity (very visually dynamic and interactive, great for historical timelines and the best for embedding on a page!)

http://www.dipity.com/

Capzles (very good for image/video collections on a timeline or not)

http://www.capzles.com/

TimeRime (also very visually dynamic for images and video, and embeds too!)

http://www.timerime.com/

Dipity Example!

Timeline

Restoring and Importing In Moodle

How to Restore a Moodle Course

http://clickables.moodlerooms.com/s/steps/m/joule2/l/27985-how-to-restore-a-course-in-moodle-2

 How to Import Content into your Moodle Course

http://clickables.moodlerooms.com/s/steps/m/joule2/l/82563-how-to-import-course-data-in-moodle-2

What’s the difference between Importing and Restoring course content?

In short, there isn’t a significant difference except that Restore can bring in users & user data, and Import cannot. You can import content from an existing course as long as it is visible on your account. In the future, we may only be able to guarantee access to a course for a year after it has run. In that case, Restore will allow you to bring content into a new course that is from an older course – provided you saved a backup of that course. Restore also allows you to bring user data from an existing course, provided you included that data in your backup. 

We conduct regular backups of content in Moodle each week, but we encourage faculty to back up their courses regularly to avoid unexpected loss of course content.

If you have any questions about this or anything else as you use Moodle, please contact Pam Stefanuca at pstefanuca@mica.edu.