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Technology Resources

Content Delivery


Moodle

Content can be word documents, excel spreadsheets, images, videos, PDFs, or links to google drive files or websites. Files are limited to 50MB in size.


Google Drive

Many people think of Google Drive as a cloud storage and it truly is that, but it also encompasses a suite of online office apps that are comparable with Microsoft Office. Google Docs (the word processor), Google Sheets (the spreadsheet app) and Google Slides (the presentation app) can import, export, or natively edit Microsoft Office files, and you can use them to work together with colleagues on a document, spreadsheet or presentation, in real time if you wish. Google Drive is a perfect place to store large files that can not be directly uploaded into Moodle. Once a file is uploaded to Google Drive, you can get the shareable link and post that link into Moodle.


Narrated Powerpoints

Many instructors use PowerPoint in their face to face classes so adding some narration to your already completed presentations is an easy way to share the information online. You can save narrated PowerPoints as PowerPoints or you can export the narrated PowerPoint as a MP4 (Movie) format. If the end product is larger than 50MB, you can NOT directly load it into Moodle. You will need to put it into your Google Drive and share the link in Moodle. Please see the video in the table above about saving large files in Google Drive and linking them into Moodle.


Screencasts

A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Screencasts are a great way to record your presentation since it records anything that you can display on your screen. Screencasting not only saves you time answering the same questions over and over, but it has been proven that 80% of viewers can recall a video they have seen in the past 30 days.


Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture gives you the ability to record audio/video of a lecture or class. Using a browser window, you are able to select a room, start/stop recording, and download your files. You can then share that lecture capture with your students in Moodle.


Hoonuit

Hoonuit is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Google, and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks, and presented in videos of one or two minutes, so learners can easily and quickly find the training they need on specific topics. 24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning - no more registering or waiting for a class to happen some time in the future. Hoonuit narrated video tutorials are ready when you are! Simply type your keywords, optionally add filters for application, topic and category, and click the Search button.


Ways students can Scan to PDF from a Mobile Device

iPhone Users
We recommend using the Notes app that is already on all iPhones. You can scan items using your phone camera and save as PDF. You can then choose to share that PDF via email, text, or Google Drive. For more information on this process, please navigate to https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-documents-to-your-phone-or-tablet-4155329 

Android Users
We recommend using the Google Drive app that can be installed from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs&hl=en_US . You can can items using your phone camera and save as a PDF. You can then choose to share that JPDF via Google Drive. For more information on this process, please navigate to https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-documents-to-your-phone-or-tablet-4155329 


Collaboration


Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is a video conferencing application. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 250 users per high-definition video meeting that can be recorded. The application (computer or mobile device) allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number. Google Hangouts Meet integrates with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail and shows the complete list of participants and scheduled meetings. It shows a Join button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting. Ways you can use Google Hangouts Meet: Live lectures / webinars; One on one virtual meetings; Group virtual meetings; Student group work; or Recorded presentations.

Video Tutorials on how Google Hangouts Meet works

Set up a pre-scheduled google Hangouts meet through google calendar: https://youtu.be/JE13x_V5eqw  
Start a google Hangouts meet instantly: https://youtu.be/acd8QnbKsro  
Record your meeting and other helpful tips: https://youtu.be/PiRdWB8NnBI 

Google Meet from a mobile device:
Google Hangouts Meet app: Android or iPhone
Start a Google Hangout Meet on the fly: https://youtu.be/sfd9vqc-LTI 
Join a scheduled Google Hangout Meet: https://youtu.be/cqsqcJLYwMg  
Google Meet options on a mobile device (available on iPhone and updated Android app): https://youtu.be/h7YbpNR3wFQ 

Google Meet Grid - this is an excellent Chrome extension that allows you to see all participants in a meeting in one view: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-meet-grid-view/bjkegbgpfgpikgkfidhcihhiflbjgfic 


Google Drive

Many people think of Google Drive as a cloud storage and it is that, but it also encompasses a suite of online office apps that are comparable with Microsoft Office. Google Docs (the word processor), Google Sheets (the spreadsheet app) and Google Slides (the presentation app) can import, export, or natively edit Microsoft Office files, and you can use them to work together with colleagues on a document, spreadsheet or presentation, in real time if you wish.


Moodle Discussion Forums

Online discussion forums can be used to get students communicating and interacting. They can also be used for peer reviews and assessment of student learning. Well-posed questions and active facilitation is at the heart of meaningful discussion forums.


Course Email Group

Every course taught at Gustavus has an email group. To find your course email group, navigate to the Gustavus home page at https://gustavus.edu, click in the search box on the top of the page, do not type in anything and click the search icon. Your emails alias lists will appear on the left under “My groups”. Click your course and your email group name will appear on the top part of the screen (example: s-art-099-001@lists.gustavus.edu).


Moodle Chat

  • The Chat activity allows course members to hold real-time, text-based conversations with other course members.
  • To watch a video tutorial on how to set up a Moodle Chat, navigate to: https://youtu.be/3GQFN2B9pz8  
  • To watch a video tutorial on how to open a Moodle Chat, navigate to: https://youtu.be/GakzpuI6Jfo 

Assessment


Moodle Assignments

Assignments in Moodle allow you to collect and evaluate student work. Managing student work using an Assignment activity gives you these benefits: paperless management of student work, grading and feedback through Moodle, and due dates automatically appear in the Calendar.


Moodle Quizzes

Quizzes in Moodle are used to evaluate student understanding of material. Moodle quizzes are comprised of a Quiz activity that contains one or more questions from your course's Question bank. The Quiz activity lets you administer a wide range of questions within a specific layout and order, provide different kinds of feedback based on how a student performed on the quiz, and control the ways that students can access the quiz. The Question bank serves as an organized repository of all the questions in your course, separate from any quiz activities that might use them.


Moodle Grades

The Moodle Gradebook automatically aggregates scores and feedback from Assignments, Quizzes, and/or Manual grades from your Moodle course. Students can view their own grades in individualized reports which protect student privacy.


Other Resources


Virtual Lab

Use virtual lab in these scenarios:

  • You need to access secure sites and you don’t have a secure wifi connection.
  • You need to access library content.
  • You need access to Adobe Creative Cloud Tools, SPSS, or other software that you do not have on your personal device. For a list of software on the virtual lab, navigate to https://gustavus.edu/gts/Virtual_Lab

3 ways to access virtual lab: