Weekly E-Learning Update

submitted by lindn@augsburg.edu

Sept. 29, 2023
Dear Augsburg Faculty,

We hope September has been going well for you!

This week’s eLearning update will cover:
Creating a multimedia discussion forum
Giving audio/video feedback to students in an assignment

Creating a multimedia discussion forum
To increase engagement and variety in your Moodle discussion forums, consider directing students to use the audio and video recording tools built into Moodle’s text editor. There are no settings that need to be changed, as this audio/video recording option is automatically available to you and your students in any forum. Simply direct students to use the recording tool icons to record either audio or video. Tutorial video: https://www.loom.com/share/161a4d7c851d44218342d77efb0e9d29
Giving audio/video feedback to students
In Moodle activities, such as forums and assignments, you may choose to provide audio/video feedback to your students, instead of text feedback. Students have reported more positive reactions to audio/video feedback, compared to text feedback, because your voice as the teacher helps them feel your presence, and your care for them and their success in your course. In any activity in Moodle, in the text editor window, you may use the audio/video recording tools, mentioned above, to give feedback to your students. This can both increase your connections to students and save you time!
Tutorial: https://www.loom.com/share/161a4d7c851d44218342d77efb0e9d29

If you need any support in setting up either of these in your course(s) or need any other technology help, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Your eLearning team,

Susan, Jad, Shane, Nathan

For additional help, contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

Tutorial Video