Tech Tools for Teaching and Learning
Albright College offers subscriptions for several kinds of digital tools for teaching and learning. Expand each section below to learn about these tools.
Kaltura’s Video Package for Moodle enables you to view, record, upload, publish, search, and share video directly from the Moodle environment. This can translate into improved student engagement, creativity and learning results. In addition it is easy to use for both faculty and students.
In this section you will find links to documentation and videos to help you integrate this powerful tool into your curriculum.
Zoom web based conferencing system allows you to add a virtual meeting room to any of your Moodle courses. You can use this to meet with your students virtually for a formal class, a one-on-one meeting, or for small group work. This stable link will be available to you and your students throughout your course for as many meetings as you want to have. The instructor is automatically the meeting host and can meet and optionally record the meeting for up to 40 minutes at a time with a basic account. If a meeting is recorded, that recording is stored locally on your computer but can then be uploaded to Kaltura and a link to the recording can be placed in your Moodle course.
Important: All faculty must register their account at Albright.zoom.us prior to using this service for the first time. Use your Albright login credentials to create the account. Below are resource documents to help you use Zoom.
Albright has pro accounts available to lend out o a temporary basis. If you need longer than 40 minutes for meetings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to a temporary pro account.
VeriCite is Albright’s plagiarism detection service that scans student submissions and identifies potentially plagiarized or improperly cited text. The service automatically checks submitted work against an index of online sources. VeriCite is integrated into Moodle and this is the only way to access the service.
VeriCite is accessed through Moodle using a Moodle Assignment and selecting various checkboxes to activate the service for that particular assignment. VeriCite publishes step-by-step instructions for using their service. You can download the VeriCite Resource Guide or follow the links below:
How do I add a VeriCite assignment?
How do I view VeriCite reports for student submissions?
How do I print a VeriCite report?
How do I download a student file submission from VeriCite?
How do I navigate the VeriCite report?
How do I add a comment to the student on the VeriCite report?
What else is there to know about VeriCite?
This link takes you to the VeriCite-Moodle Guide. Browse through all the topics to learn more about VeriCite tools.
Moodle support is offered through the Gingrich Library. Please visit the Moodle support page on their website. Much of the information is separated into tabbed pages. Helpful features you will find are:
Did you ever want to try out new features in Moodle but didn’t want to experiment in your actual classroom site? Then check out the Moodle sandbox. This is an area set aside for faculty to experiment and get comfortable with Moodle features before adding them to an actual course. Just contact George Missonis for sandbox access.