Students: Take Advantage of Augsburg’s Moodle Resources

Cristian Mejia Montiel, features editor

The transition from in-person to online continues to be a learning process. Online resources on Moodle can help you succeed academically. Personally, it has helped me a lot with my English and philosophy assignments. 

You can access the online resources by going to Moodle and clicking on the orange sidebar on the website. I hope you will take advantage of these hidden gems. 

TutorMe is a platform designed to help you get tutoring lessons for free. You have three free hours each week. Sessions can last up to 60 minutes. If you’re ever struggling with any subject, TutorMe has you covered.

Engage Blog is a blogging platform by administration to allow students to record their thoughts and experiences throughout their college careers. Note: blogs are deletable six months after a student graduates. 

Voice Thread is an interactive tool that allows you to build online presentations by adding documents, videos and other media essentials. Your instructor may assign a VoiceThread assignment in the future. Learning the platform now will be beneficial in the long run.

Qualtrics Surveys is a platform that allows students and instructors to create surveys. It is a great way to conduct data research about campus or general topics. This can spark interest in applying for research grants offered on campus.

Class Test Proctor Test is an accommodation platform in which students can request notes and mental health resources. Remember that mental health plays a significant role in your college career, so make sure to ask for help when you need it.

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based platform that allows students to use, create and share maps, scenes, data and apps.

Grammarly is an app or extension for your browser that checks your grammar, spelling and plagiarism. I’m using Grammarly to share these online tools with you. Grammarly is not part of Augsburg’s available resources, but I did want to share it.

I hope that these resources are helpful. It can make a student’s life easier. Don’t be afraid to try it out. If you have any questions regarding any technical issues, please contact the Tech Desk or IT as they are always available to help.