Archive for Joyce Aarsvold


2015 JTerm and Spring Courses in Moodle

The Moodle server has been populated with the 2015 JTerm and Spring Semester courses as of December 1, 2014. Class lists will be updated daily as students drop/add courses, but the courses are ready for you to customize with content. We encourage you to add course syllabi, outlines, and other content. If you would like […]


Moodle Mania: Forums

A Forum is a Forum is a Forum… well, not really! There are many different types of Moodle forums and so many different ways you can use them in your classroom. How about using a forum as a social space for students to get to know one another? Or as a help center where tutors and […]


Dr. Deanna Mason ’96

Dr Deanna Mason ’96 was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award for her work as a parish nurse and the founding member of a multi-disciplinary free clinic opened at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Madrid, Spain. The clinic provides free health care to illegal immigrants currently barred from the public health care system due to […]


McCartney Renn ’15

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I love long distance running, I play french horn in the Symphony Orchestra, am a CF in College View and am from Baraboo, WI! Why did you choose Nursing as a major? I chose nursing because I felt that out of all of the health careers, nurses had the most […]

Moodle Mania: Don’t be a Gradebook Failure

Confused about how to set up your Gradebook in Moodle? What’s the difference between “simple weighted mean of grades” and “weighted mean of grades?” How do you create and use a rubric in Moodle? Can you export your grades to Excel? Come join us on Friday, October 3rd, 1:30-2:20pm in the Olin Technology Classroom (OH […]


Moodle Mania this Friday!

Moodle Mania this Friday, August 29, 2014 from 1:30-4:30pm in the Olin Technology Classroom (OTC)! Need help importing resources from an older course? Maybe just a refresher on how to add an activity or resource? Or maybe you’ve never used Moodle before? Come on over to the OTC and we’ll be happy to help! If you […]


TTT: All Things Moodle

Don’t miss the first Teachers Talking Technology (TTT) sponsored by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. The topic is “All Things Moodle.” A great opportunity to find out how other faculty are using Moodle, share your experiences, and review the basics of getting your course ready for the semester. Two identical programs run at […]


Need a meta course in Moodle?

Q: What IS a meta course anyway? A: A meta course is a single course that is created from multiple courses. For example, if you teach two sections of an identical course – and don’t want to maintain two separate courses in Moodle – we can create a meta course that combines the two sections […]


2014 Fall Moodle Courses Now Available!

The Moodle server has been populated with the 2014 Fall courses. Please note that class lists continue to be updated daily as first year students continue to activate their accounts over the summer. This is especially important for FTS instructors; so please check your class roster regularly, as it will change significantly over the summer. Gustavus […]


Flipped Learning Skepticism: Can Students Really Learn on Their Own?

A recent post by Robert Talbert in The Chronicle’s “Casting Out Nines” blog addresses opponents concerns that all students can’t learn “on their own” or aren’t able to “self-regulate” their own learning. Read the entire post here. Robert Talbert is a mathematician and educator with interests in cryptology, computer science, and STEM education. I am affiliated […]