Podcast: What’s in a Name?

On the eve of Smith College 2017 Commencement, Margaret Bruzelius was assiduously rehearsing the pronunciation of 200 student names. To get it right, she made no assumptions. This year a new technology simplified her task. She used NameCoach, Smith’s new name pronunciation software (easy to use and available campus-wide). Listen to her story, featuring interviews with Margaret Bruzelius and Dwight Hamilton.


Import content from a prior course to a new course

This article explains how to move the contents of a course taught in academic years 2015-2016 and later.   For directions on moving a course from 2014-2015 and earlier, please refer to this Google Doc. The video and the document below contain the same information.


Restrict Access to a Moodle Resource by Date

  You can make it so a document in Moodle is only available under certain conditions.   In this example, we’ll set up a document to only be available on certain dates.   Step by step directions are found below the video.  


Add NameCoach Features to Moodle

NameCoach allows faculty, staff, and students to record and share the correct pronunciation of their names with other members of the course. There are two NameCoach tools for Moodle: There is a recording page for all Smith instructors and students. Instructors can add a name page to their individual courses.  This will allow everyone enrolled … Continued


Upload Feedback Files in Moodle

One feature of Moodle is the ability to download all student submissions, mark them up, and upload them in bulk to students with feedback. Once you get the hang of the process it can save a great deal of time spent emailing drafts back and forth.