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New ANGEL documents

Online education is here to stay. If you don’t believe me, just see the chart below or Google “online education trends” to see for yourself! Macomb’s virtual and hybrid courses fill up faster than many of the on-ground courses, and we are making a strong effort to meet that demand.

(Source: National Center for Education Statistics,
U.S. Department of Education)

We are in the process of re-working our ANGEL “Getting Started” training just a bit, and want to share our progress with you:

  • ANGEL Getting Started – Orientation: provides an introduction to ANGEL at Macomb, takes you through the first steps of logging in, and prepares you for the workshop.
  • ANGEL Getting Started – Building your Course: used during the workshop, and can also be used as a reference guide. All the basics are covered, with step-by-step instruction of important features including the Gradebook. (We plan to visually enhance this document in the near future, stay tuned.)

We welcome your comments and suggestions!

CTL Idea Exchange – Episode 4

Lena, thank you for participating! And so… what do YOU think?

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Discussion Forum Coolness

As you probably know by now, the college’s LMS, ANGEL has recently been upgraded! Many of these new features will improve both the instructor and student experience. For example, the Discussion Forums have received a make-over, and we’d like to share a few of those improvements with you now!

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What is ANGEL, anyway?! (continued)

As a follow up to the previous post, please find parts 2 and 3 of the ANGEL Getting Started training videos below.

Once the video begins playing, you can use the buttons in the bottom-right corner to expand to full-screen, or change the video’s resolution (720p is high-def but may load slower).

ANGEL Getting Started – Part 2

ANGEL Getting Started – Part 3

What is ANGEL, anyway?!

Welcome to everyone who is visiting from our Getting Started workshops and MOITC classes! Please review the video below, which will introduce you to ANGEL, Macomb’s Learning Management System of choice.

Once the video begins playing, you can use the buttons in the bottom-right corner to expand to full-screen, or change the video’s resolution (720p is high-def but may load slower).

Let us know what you think, by leaving comments below!

ANGEL 7.4 – beware!

ANGEL 7.4 is coming in a few weeks! Run for your lives! Everything is changing! You’ll have to re-learn everything all over again! Ahhhhhh!

Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way… allow me to calm your fears. ANGEL 7.4 is rolling out on May 19th, and the CTL is working diligently to insure that the transition is seamless. The updated version is just that, an update. You will not have to completely re-learn ANGEL, or change your strategy for using the LMS in your classroom. Instead, you will be happy to find improvements and new features!

For a highlight of those new features, refer to my previous post. To sign up for one of our “What’s New in ANGEL 7.4” workshops, click the ANGEL Workshops link over here —->

To investigate the new features in detail, check out our new video tutorials and step-by-step documents, which are available on the College Intranet. (Navigate to the Intranet, click on “Resources” and then “Center for Teaching and Learning.”)

And as always, let us know what you think!

ANGEL upgrade teaser

In May, we will be upgrading our ANGEL learning management system from version 7.2 to 7.4. I know, a 0.2 upgrade doesn’t sound like much, but trust me, there are some very significant enhancements in the new version that will undoubtedly make your ANGEL experience more enjoyable… not that it wasn’t already enjoyable, right?!

Click on the adjacent image for a sneak-peak at the new features. Just keep this on the down-low, because this is highly classified information and I don’t want any trouble! Ha.