LTG and Library staff are thrilled to have Dr. Tina Brock (Faculty, School of Pharmacy) share her experiences with the Moodle 2 pilot and previous learning management systems. We would like to thank Dr. Brock for her active participation in the current Moodle 2 pilot and for her feedback for the Convergence blog.
1. How long have you used Moodle or similar learning management systems in education?
I started experimenting with learning management systems (first a WebCT pilot then a full Blackboard implementation) in the late 1990s while I was teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading →
UCSF faculty and staff often contact LTG with questions about how they can leverage the messaging system in Moodle to better communicate with students. The current messaging system in Moodle 1.9 is not intuitive and is used infrequently at UCSF. Messaging in Moodle 2 has been overhauled and some of the improvements are substantial enough to potentially win over some new users.
Both faculty and students receive notifications via the messaging system based on events in the CLE. Continue reading →