Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Video Encoding Format

Starting summer 2009, all encoded videos (from video projects or encoded classes) are offered in flash (.flv) format. The flash video viewing is more versatile and only requires the free Adobe Flash browser plugin, which can be downloaded from If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 282-5880 or

Monday, July 6, 2009

July Moodle Tip - File and Folder Name Conventions in Moodle

To avoid problems, type in the word "and" instead of using an ampersand "&" when naming files and folders. Other symbols that should be avoided are: $, @, /, \, <, >, *, ^, %, #.

Naming conventions on the web work best if you keep them short and simple. Use dashes "-" and underscores "_" for best results.

Any spaces in the names will automatically be replaced with an underscore "_".

Happy Moodling. :-)

Friday, May 29, 2009

ITRC Workshop Calendar ONLINE!!

In July 2009 ITRC is going green. The link to the workshop calendar is located in the column on the right-side of the page. Just click the "ITRC Workshop Calendar" link to see or sign up for the latest course offerings by the ITRC. The "ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS" link lists all of the workshops offered along with the descriptions and related materials.

Moodle ISU Gradebook Updated

ISU has upgraded their current version of Moodle to version 1.9.5. This version offers several upgrades to the Gradebook function including:

    * Tabbed navigation
    * New grader report settings
    * New user interface improvements for user reports
    * Points can be awarded above 100% for any assignment, quiz, etc.
    * Every bolded option under the Choose an action menu is also displayed on tabs.
    * Categories and Items has a different interface.

If you would like to learn more about these upgrades, please stop by or call the ITRC at ext. 5880.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 2009 "end-of-semester"


This month the ITRC is dedicated to helping you successfully finish the semester and begin the next.The end of the spring semester is quickly approaching and now is a great time to prepare for the new semester.

To help you with your Moodle ISU transition from the current semester to upcoming ones, we have provided an "End of Semester" checklist. This checklist can be found at

Please drop by anytime during our regular scheduled lab hours. We are gearing up to guide you through all the procedures necessary for a successful semester’s end. Please contact us if you need any assistance.Enjoy your summer! We look forward to seeing you soon.