Foxtale Upgrade Information
What happened? FoxTALE was upgraded to version 2.2 on August 20, 2012.You may access the old FoxTALE 1.9 until August 30, 2013, at this address: foxtale19.georgefox.edu
Continue to Mark Courses to be Copied to Upgraded FoxTALE
Through the 2012-2013 academic year, you may continue to identify courses in FoxTALE 1.9 to be moved. Mark them with the words "MOVE ME" by following these steps:
- Log in to FoxTALE and open the course.
- Go to Settings, usually in the Administration block on the left.
- In the Full name field, add the words MOVE ME to the title.
- Scroll to the bottom to save changes.
IT will search on the words "MOVE ME" to locate these courses. We will add the word "MOVED" to the course title when the course has been copied and moved.
How can I learn more?
- Attend an upcoming webinar.
- Watch a screencast.
- Read release notes.
- Read a comparison of old to new for faculty.
- Log in to the new FoxTALE. Contact the Service Desk to request a sandbox test course.
- View documentation for the new version (in progress):
- Adjuncts - a quick overview
- Assignments - Downloading Student Submission Files
- Assignments - Uploading Your Response File
- Blocks - Add, dock, move or delete menu blocks on your course home page
- Browser - Configure your browser to optimize FoxTALE functionality
- Calendar - Embed a Google calendar
- Enrollment Key - Add an enrollment key for self enrollment; generally only needed for special sites for newly admitted students so that they can self enroll
- Enrollment - Manual - Add an additional teacher or non-editing teacher; rarely needed for enrolling students
- FoxFiles - Link a file stored in FoxFiles in your FoxTALE course
- Online Discussion Forums
- Online Discussion Forums
- Using Small Groups for Online Discussion Forums
- News Forums - Post to the News forum to email your class
- Netiquette - Sample verbiage that you can use in your communication with students to give ground rules for online discussion forum communication
- Forum Discussion Participation - Sample verbiage that you can use in your communication with students to give expectations for discussion participation
- Groups - Divide your class into groups. (Note: Moodle.org reports that the new Groupings settings do not work. Groups are working fine.)
- Images - Add an image, graphic, or photo to your course site
- Import - Import (copy) course content from one course into another
- Library - Add a Library Resources block to your course home page
- Photo - Add or update your photo in your profile
- Profile - Update your profile so that others in the FoxTALE community can get to know you
- Quizzes - Set up an online quiz
- Reset - Infrequent use - Remove students and their data (forum postings, assignment submissions, grades); rarely needed in new FoxTALE
- Rubrics - New feature for grading assignments
- Student View - See the student view of your course site
- Tables - Organize text and images into columns by using a table
- Themes - Change the color scheme of your site
- Upload Files such as your syllabus
- Website Link - Add a link to a website to your course site
- Word Count - Ideas for finding the word count in your students' writing
What if I have never used FoxTALE? We'll help you started. You might use FoxTALE to:
- keep working with your students when the campus must be closed for inclement weather or other reasons
- share course resources with your students
- give continuous feedback to your students
- administer quizzes and exams with automatic grading