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Moodle Workshop on April 18th: Feedback Manager and Gradebook

The Moodle Council is hosting a hands-on workshop on Moodle gradebook and Moodle Feedback Manager on Thursday, April 18th from 1:00-4:00pm, in Room 274 Van Hise Hall (a computer classroom with dual-boot macs).

The Moodle Gradebook is a full-featured module where grades can be calculated, aggregated and displayed in a variety of ways. Paul Oliphant (School of Business) will introduce the Moodle Gradebook.

The Feedback Manager module, developed here on campus, helps instructors give relevant feedback to students in an efficient way. Topics will include constructing, managing and applying feedback tags; methods of assigning scores; and creating an email template to send out “semi-personalized” feedback to students. Rachel Bain (Chemistry) will demonstrate the Feedback Manager.

Moodle and Learn@UW are the two leading learning management systems on campus that allow instructors to manage online course sites.  Both systems provide instructors with a common set of tools to share course materials, communicate with students, host online discussions, collect assignments and manage grades. There are some distinct differences between the two systems though so if you are thinking of adding a new course website or renovating an old one, feel free to contact Tom Tabone, ttabone@wisc.edu, manager of the CALS Computer Lab, and he will be happy to discuss your use of learning management systems.

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