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This website is designed to make findable a variety of technical and pedagogical resources for faculty, for teaching remotely, teaching in a hybrid environment, and for digital projects in any environment. You can use the categories and tags to find both quick overviews and deep dives into a variety of tools that may be helpful to you, especially during the...

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Communicating with Students

Mailing Lists Class mailing lists Class mailing lists are automatically created and have all members of the a Moodle course as members. The list email is generated by combining department code, course number, and section number; for example DEPT-103-01@lists.macalester.edu. Sending to the email that is created for your course will automatically email all members. All members of the list have...

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Copying Perusall Content To a New Course

If you’ve added lots of readings and assignments to Perusall and want to reuse them for new classes, you’re in luck: there’s a straight-forward process to copy materials from one course to another. It even preserves your assignment links on Moodle. The trickiest part is remembering the right order of operations. These instructions walk you through the process step-by-step. In...

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Shooting Video with a Cellphone

General Tips and Tricks Tip that camera sideways! Make sure you’re recording landscape unless you specifically need to record in portrait. Clean your lens! Don’t use digital zoom – it can lead to pixelization Use airplane mode to help silence notifications Shoot with the back lens (even when you’re shooting yourself) rather than the selfie lens Turn on grid lines...

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Podcasting

I need to make a podcast… A podcast is a recorded digitally recorded audio file that can be downloaded or streamed for listening. Podcast content is as varied as the hosts who produce them. They can be long or short, serious interviews or comedic parodies, groundbreaking research or fictional stories that last for 5 minutes or span several episodes. As...

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Fall 2020 ECS Documentation List

Policy Questions, please contact Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty and Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Academic Operations – Dianna Shandy | shandy@macalester.edu  Technical Questions, please contact Information Technology Services Gene Binfa | ebinfa@macalester.eduBrad Belbas | jbelbas@macalester.edu  How-to Directions How do I get into the Evaluation Kit system to start doing things? How do I add my own...

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How do I preview the core survey with my custom questions?

Description  It may be helpful to see the entire survey from the student perspective. Each course can be viewed separately with a preview of the entire survey available to confirm custom questions have been configured properly.  Quick: How-To  Navigate to Moodle https://moodle.macalester.edu and click on Login Use your Macalester credentials to access the Moodle (LMS). Once logged in Moodle locate...

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Directions: Instructor View Results

Description Instructors will have access to student feedback after the semester’s final grade submission deadline. The results are viewable in the formats described below. Detailed: How-To with ScreenShots Login and Accessing Feedback Log into Moodle  and then follow the link to the Instructor Dashboard NOTE: Once logged into to EvalKit, you can confirm your role as an Instructor in the...

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How do I get into the Evaluation KIT System to start doing things?

Description  Accessing the Evaluation KIT system may be accomplished by clicking on the Evaluation KIT block with the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).  Quick: How-To Access EvaluationKit through Moodle Navigate to Moodle https://moodle.macalester.edu and click on Login Use your Macalester credentials to access the Moodle (LMS). Once logged in Moodle locate the Evaluation KIT User Access block and click on...

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