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Educational Technology

Welcome to Educational Technology! This is meant to be a resource site for Ohio Northern University Faculty and Staff who are actively pursuing the use of technology in teaching and learning.



The Moodle Course Request process permits instructors to select and create only those course(s) that they prefer to offer through Moodle. 

To create your Moodle course; 

1.  Open a browser of your choice (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE)
2.  Type, copy or click on this link:
3.  Enter your Username and Password
4.  Click on LOGIN
The page that opens will list your semester courses with a tab titled Create this Course in Moodle
5.  Click on the Create this Course in Moodle tab 


Moodle was updated on December 28, 2017. The key new features and improvements in the update include;

Improved User Dashboard
A new course overview block clearly displays course progress and provides a timeline of upcoming activities that need attention in the next seven days. Click to watch Tutorial. 

Better Activity Completion Management
Instructors can edit the completion settings for activities using the new Bulk edit activity completion tab for more control and faster updating. This allows instructors to make their courses clearer to students and also make the course overview in the dashboard shows the full progress of their studies/work. Click to watch Tutorial.

Assignment File Types Restrictions
Instructors can now specify which types of files students may upload for an assignment. This new feature can help make grading and assignment management much easier. Click to watch Tutorial.

Assignment Collapsible Comments
Annotating assignments is now enhanced with the possibility of collapsing and expanding comments. This feature gives instructors the option of writing comprehensive feedback on assignments that can be collapsed so it won’t block over the original text. This then makes reading feedback easier for students. Click to watch Tutorial.

Drag and Drop Media Files 
Instructors can upload media files faster and easier by dragging and dropping directly onto course pages. Images can also be added in the same way. The feature improvement gives the instructor the choice of displaying the file as clickable file source or as a label for students to access immediately. Click to watch Tutorial.

Assignment Improvements
The Remind Me to Grade By assignment settings creates a reminder for an instructor to grade papers by a specified date. A message appears in the course over block seven days from the date set in the settings.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the educational technology staff or email

Joseph Blankson, PhD
Educational Technology Manager     
Biggs Engineering 117
Phone: 419-772-2823
Fax: 419-772-3101
Chandra Dunbar
Pharmacy Instructional Designer and Technologist    
Robertson-Evans 257
Phone: 419-772-2494
Fax: 419-772-1917
Sharyn Zembower
Instructional Designer and Technologist
Biggs Engineering 117
Phone: 419-772-2311
Fax: 419-772-3101


Listen to one faculty member's experience with Educational Technology.