Archive for 2013

Moodle Fixed

The problems that we were experiencing earlier today with Moodle have now been fixed. Thank you for your understanding.

Moodle Issues

Moodle is currently returning errors in some circumstances, such as downloading grades or uploading files, for some people in some browsers. We are currently working on a solution and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Technology Helpline Finals Week Hours

Below are the Technology Helpline hours for Finals Week at Gustavus Saturday, December 14th 12 – 5 pm Sunday, December 15th 3 – 11 pm Monday, December 16th 8 am – 11 pm Tuesday, December 17th 8 am – 11 pm Wednesday, December 18th 8 am – 11 pm Thursday, December 19th 8 am – […]

Adobe’s Security Breach potentially compromised 450 Gustavus Accounts

Adobe Systems, Inc.’s recent security breach exposed the usernames and passwords of 150 million accounts all over the world. Gustavus Technology Services was able to verify that over 450 Gustavus usernames were included in the list of compromised Adobe ID accounts.  We strongly encourage users to NOT use their Gustavus password on any other website.  If you […]

Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming!

Just in time for Halloween, Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming.  If you can’t make it over to the green house in Nobel Hall you can watch it all unfold live here:  gustavus.edu/perry/

QR Codes in Education

QR codes (Quick Response codes) are two-dimensional bar codes which when scanned with the camera of a mobile device such as tablet or smartphone, can take the user to a variety of digital content. This includes linking to a website, a PDF document, an e-mail address, a video file, or an audio file. For schools […]

Un-enrolling Students in Moodle

If you are looking to remove a student from your Moodle course who has dropped the course, but still shows up in your Moodle class roster, please fill out the Moodle Request Form or email moodle@gustavus.edu with the pertinent information. Please provide the student’s username or full name and the name of the course to […]

Upgrading to iOS 7

Apple released iOS 7 on Wednesday September 18th which offers a user interface overhaul and many new features including Control Center, iTunes Radio, and a revised multi-tasking interface. iOS 7 is compatible with the iPhone 4 and newer, the 5th generation iPod Touch, and the iPad 2 and newer. The following are a few tips […]

Looking for Moodle Training?

Gustavus Faculty and Staff, Trying to embed a YouTube video within a Moodle Course? Maybe you’re looking to introduce some interactive activities that are available in Moodle, but you’re just not quite sure how or where to start. Or possibly you just have a simple Moodle question related to gradebook. Regardless of your question, we […]

Powerful Ways to Open and Close a Presentation

Opening a Presentation Tell a Story Here’s the amazing thing about stories: If your presentation is based solely on facts and stats then you r audience is going to react in one of two ways: 1) agree or 2) disagree. However, if you tell a story, your audience will participate with you. Point to the […]