Category: Digital Learning Commons

Welcoming Digital Media Specialist, Mark Basse

Please join us in welcoming Mark Basse to the Digital Learning Commons team. Mark is our new Digital Media Specialist. Mark’s expertise is in digital video production and photography. His background includes 20+ years of multimedia content creation in higher education for UC Santa Cruz and Florida State College, freelance camera work for HGTV, Food Network, […]

Qualtrics On-line Survey Tool Replacing Key Survey

Earlier this week, Bill Koulopoulos, Director of Academic Technology at the College, announced: “…as of July 2015, Middlebury has adopted Qualtrics as its enterprise on-line survey platform. Qualtrics is currently considered the industry-leading provider of online survey software. It is already being used by members of Middlebury as well as in other educational institutions for administrative, […]

Canvas (LMS) Learning Management System Being Piloted Fall 2015

The Institute’s current Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle, was adopted back in 2008 and the College adopted it in 2011. In coordination with our colleagues in Vermont, a small cohort of Institute faculty and students will be involved in a pilot and assessment of an alternative LMS to determine whether Moodle is still the best LMS to serve […]

The DLC is hiring!

The DLC is hiring!  We’re looking for a new graduate assistant for the 15/16 academic year.  The GA will work within the curricular technology zone of the DLC under the supervision of the Digital Learning Specialist. The GA will directly support the following digital learning projects and courses: Community Interpreting as a Profession Lesson Planning […]

Update Your Fall 2015 Course Hub Sites

Course Hub sites for the current version of the Fall 2015 academic course catalog are available online. When you login to the Course Hub at look for “Fall 2015” courses in the “My Semester Dashboard” menu to the left. Check your Course Roster Review a dynamic course roster with student names and headshots | Video: How To View Class Roster […]

How Do You DLC?

We had a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff in the DLC all during Spring Semester, 2015. The statistics round-up is as follows in the infographic below. As we gear up for Fall Semester, 2015, we are aiming to increase these numbers and have even more offerings for the Middlebury Institute community. We look […]

Moodle migration and upgrade to 2.8 – July 8-9

MIIS Moodle ( will be temporarily unavailable while it is put into maintenance mode beginning at approximately 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 8th. The site will remain unavailable through the morning of Thursday, July 9th as we complete the transfer of the database and site data. During this time the site will undergo final preparations for a complete migration to Remote Learner, the […]

Building a Campaign URL

What is a Campaign URL? A campaign URL (also referred to as tracking URLs and UTM parameters) is a web address (ie. that has been modified to include additional tracking components. These components appear as an additional string of text at the end of your URL that look something like this: ?utm_source=source&utm_medium=medium&utm_campaign=name These components send specific information to Google […]

Summer Lunchin’

We love digital learning, but sometimes you just need to eat lunch! Bring your lunch and join us at the Holland Center on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. When the weather is nice we will be sitting outside on the patio, otherwise we will be inside at the tables. Come meet new people, discuss your summer adventures, and […]

Dear Prospective DLC GA

I’m going to keep this brief. Writing to you now on the last day of work in the DLC, I can honestly say that I loved working here. The draw was immediate, the fit just clicked, and the whole experience was a long and vibrant joy ride of working hard and loving the outcomes. To […]

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