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  • Best practices: Using the new features of Personalized Learning Designer

    Joule’s Personalized Learning Designer (PLD) gives you the ability to automate course tasks saving the instructor time while still providing participants with the immediate and timely feedback they need.

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  • Best practices with Marking Guide: Providing fuller, faster, and more frequent feedback

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  • Joule winter release: Using and grading Moodle™ 2.3 assignments

    The Moodle Assignment module has undergone major changes in the newest Joule release that includes core Moodle 2.3. Now instead of having four separate types of Assignment activities (Single File Upload Advanced Uploading of Files Online text and Offline) they are condensed into a single Assignment activity with the ability for instructors to define settings indicating the allowed submission types.

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  • Best practices: Using new administrative features in Joule's winter 2012 release

    Joule’s 2012 Winter release included both updates to Joule and core Moodle™ 2.3.3. In today’s blog I’d like to share some of the most vital additions and deletions.

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  • Five tips for using the new File Repository System in Moodle™

    Moodle™ 2 has introduced numerous enhancements in the past couple of years and one of the most relevant changes has happened in the file system. Files are now saved in repositories instead of being placed inside course or site files folders.

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  • Best practices: Tips for improving your online courses in 2013

    As the new year begins it’s a great time to set new goals for improving our elearning courses. Are your courses lacking luster engagement interactivity or collaboration? How can you take your online courses to the next level? In today’s post I’m going to suggest some ideas for improving your courses in Moodle™ and Joule.

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  • Best practices: Creating effective feedback

    According to research students don’t classify a course as either “good” or “bad” based on instructor preparedness instructor organization or even the level of interaction within the course.

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  • Best practices: Polling to promote student voice

    Promoting student voice in the online environment increases engagement builds community and encourages ownership of the learning experience. Data-driven decisions based on feedback received allows for continuous improvement of course content and facilitation techniques.

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  • Best practices: Five Moodle™ and Joule tools to aid in communication

    For many online classes there is not a scheduled time for students and instructors to meet for synchronous interaction. Therefore communication with students is very important in an online classroom.

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