WolfWare News: December 2018

screenshot of WolfWare

Dear Colleagues,

Here is the latest WolfWare News to help you make the most effective use of WolfWare.

New and Noteworthy

Since my last update, DELTA has released several new tools as part of the WolfWare enterprise suite.

  • Turnitin: Given the importance of academic integrity and originality, NC State has access to Turnitin, an educational tool that includes plagiarism detection software, to assist in these endeavors. It will be available for you to use in Moodle in Spring 2019 as a technology preview. We hope that you will consider using Turnitin as a teaching tool to help educate students about the importance of these issues. Learn more about Turnitin at NC State and get recommended wording for your syllabus.
  • Zoom: The web conferencing tool, Zoom, is now available for online meetings and collaboration. NC State users can log in at ncsu.zoom.us to access their Zoom account. Instructors can also add Zoom meetings to their Moodle courses. DELTA is offering Zoom workshops and there is a Zoom website with more information about this new service.
  • Lynda.com: Instructors can now add Lynda.com content to their Moodle courses. We’ve written instructions on how to add Lynda.com resources to Moodle to give your students access to some excellent learning resources.

Tips and Reminders

Blackboard Collaborate is Going Away: We are retiring Blackboard Collaborate on May 31, 2019. Take this workshop, “Moving from Collaborate to Zoom,” to learn more and visit our Collaborate Retirement website for information.

LMS Maintenance Windows: We reserve blocks of time to take WolfWare components offline for upgrades and maintenance. View the maintenance schedule to stay up-to-date with WolfWare availability. We will also post a notification reminder about maintenance windows on WolfWare approximately one week before it happens.

Moodle Upgrades: Each academic year, our Moodle team upgrades versions. To make sure you know about the new features available, take a look back at the summary of changes posted in March 2018. And to see what’s planned for the annual upgrade for the 19-20 academic year, view the Moodle release notes.

Important Resources

Faculty Workshops: DELTA regularly offers workshops on WolfWare technologies, including Moodle, Mediasite, Zoom, Top Hat and Turnitin in addition to other teaching with technology topics. Go here to see the full schedule and to register for sessions: go.ncsu.edu/deltaworkshops.

DELTA Knowledge Base: We have a new knowledge base available to answer your WolfWare learning technology questions: go.ncsu.edu/learntech.

LearnTech YouTube Channel: These short videos aim to enable you to integrate WolfWare tools effectively into your teaching practice. There are nearly 30 videos, with more added regularly. Be sure to subscribe for updates: youtube.com/deltalearntech.

Thank you for your interest! Please don’t hesitate to contact DELTA’s LearnTech help desk at 919.513.7094, or email learntech@ncsu.edu if you need assistance.

Marty

Martin Dulberg, Ph.D.
LMS Coordinator, DELTA
marty_dulberg@ncsu.edu

Leave a Response